The International Grains Council (IGC) confirms the United Kingdom’s IGC membership with effect from 1 January 2021.
Further to the application received from the United Kingdom to accede to the Grains Trade Convention, 1995 (GTC), the International Grains Council
(IGC) confirms the United Kingdom’s IGC membership with effect from 1 January 2021. The United Kingdom has been designated as an importing member of the Council.
“The Council looks forward to the United Kingdom’s continued active participation in the IGC’s activities,” IGC said in its press release. The United Kingdom formally applied for accession to the Convention on 14 April 2020.
IGC is an intergovernmental organization that seeks to further international cooperation in grain trade; promote expansion, openness and fairness in the grains sector; and contribute to grain market stability and to enhance world food security.
The IGC membership currently comprises the following members:
Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Canada, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Egypt, European Union, India, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea (Rep), Morocco, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia (Rep), South Africa, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City.
The last country joining the organization was the Republic of Serbia, who became a member on 1 April 2020.