Membership

GAFTA has a wide range of membership categories, including traders, brokers, superintendents, analysts, fumigators, arbitrators, individuals, professionals and branches of members. Membership includes access to the members directory and a variety of members-exclusive benefits correlating directly to our six key services.

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Contracts

GAFTA develops the standard forms of contract on which it is estimated that 80% of the world’s trade in grain, rice and wheat is shipped. GAFTA members can also become members of GAFTA’s committees to ensure that these contracts remain current, party neutral and reflect trade practices.

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Arbitration

GAFTA operates an international dispute resolution service for contractual disputes. Awards can be enforced in 149 countries under the New York Convention. GAFTA members receive a discounted fee for the service and access to the defaulters list of companies who have not complied with an award.

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Trade Assurance

The GAFTA Trade Assurance Scheme (GTAS) is a HACCP-based scheme available to companies operating in the international grain and feed trade. GAFTA members can apply to be recognised as GAFTA Approved Analysts and Superintendents to be eligible to carry out work on GAFTA contracts.

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Trade Policy

GAFTA’s Trade Policy service represents members’ views to authorities by providing informed opinion on legislative and policy developments through the publication of regular material on the current grain market and updates on trade issues. GAFTA members can contribute to and influence GAFTA’s work on Policy.

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Education and Training

Gafta offers members the opportunity to undertake training through distinct learning routes, either by attending face-to-face training in various locations worldwide through the Gafta Professional Development (GPD) or by enrolment to our Distance Learning Programme (DLP), which is a members-exclusive service.

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Events

GAFTA runs a range of seminars and conferences, black tie events and receptions across the world to facilitate networking within the trade. GAFTA members receive discounted entry to events as well as access to exclusive members-only events and information services, as well as a bi-monthly newsletter.

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News

28 Sep 2016

GN-2016-310 CHINA: New Regulation: Maximum Residue Limits for Pesticides in Foods

Gafta would like to draw your attention to a WTO notification where the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture (MOA)  notified a proposed standard...

28 Sep 2016

GN-2016-311 Russian Grain Intervention - 219,780 bought to date

On 27th and 28th September 125,010 metric tonnes of grain was bought by the state intervention fund during the first trading on the Moscow...

28 Sep 2016

GN-2016-309 Rice: Licences Issued for Import of Rice from Third Countries under EU TRQ System

The EU Commission published Regulation N°2016/1715 on 24th September issuing licences for September subperiod. Allocation coeffecient for...