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 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 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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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

22 Jan 2020

GN-2020-012 China approves three GM traits for cultivation

On 21st January, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) announced that two GM corn events and one GM soyabean trait have received...

22 Jan 2020

GN-2020-013 For information – EU regulation on Imports of organic products from Third Countries – changes to control bodies in Annex

Coceral has reported that the EU Commission has published an Implementing regulation (2020/25) with detailed rules for arranging the imports of...

21 Jan 2020

GN-2020-011 US and China Economic and Trade Agreement

On January 15, 2020 (EST), China and the United States signed the Economic and Trade Agreement between the Government of the People's Republic of...