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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Gafta develops the standard forms of contract on which it is estimated that 80% of the world’s trade in grain 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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Gafta operates an international dispute resolution service for contractual disputes. Awards can be enforced in 156 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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Approved Registers

Gafta runs three Approved Registers for those members who provide their services in support of the trade of agricultural commodities and animal feedingstuffs: Analysts, Fumigators and Superintendents

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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 a wide range of educational events globally; from one-day seminars & workshops to our structured training programme.

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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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22 Oct 2020

GN-2020-342 ePhyto updates: Latest monthly report, United States and Brazil New Protocol on Trade Rules and Transparency

Please see below and attached for two ePhyto updates: Latest ePhyto usage report (September 30, 2020). 93 countries now registered. Since July...

21 Oct 2020

GN-2020-341 Turkey lowers taxes on certain commodities to zero duty

The Turkish goverment has lowered custom taxes for below tariff codes to 0% which include Wheat, Durum Wheat, Barley and Corn until 31 December 2020...

20 Oct 2020

CFS Special Event PSM Delegates Final Report

The PSM wishes to sincerely thank all delegates who participated in the CFS High-Level Special Event on Strengthening Global Governance of Food...

    CORONAVIRUS: COVID 19 - Gafta Standard Audits

    Gafta and NSF International have implemented live stream auditing to enable audits to continue during on-going restrictions. Click the links to read more:
    Live Streaming Technology to be implemented for Gafta Standard Audits
    Frequently Asked Questions
    The deadline for compliance with the new requirements is 31 May 2021. Gafta will inform members should this change.