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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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 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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