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

07 Jul 2020

GN-2020-232 EU IMPORT AND EXPORT CEREALS, AND OILSEEDS at 01-07-2019-7-7-2020 (EU +UK) and RICE

*note from EU Commission that attached reports are not complete this week CEREALS (mt) EXPORT IMPORT...

06 Jul 2020

Private Sector Mechanism Newsletter on Issues Related to the UN Committee on World Food Security - June 2020

CFS 47 The CFS will move to a virtual event 13-15 October. Flanked by side events before and after its plenary sessions, the virtual event will...

03 Jul 2020

GN-2020-231 EU Tariff Rate Quotas current status and EU cereals prices at 3-7-2020

1. EU IMPORT TARIFF QUOTAS FOR CEREALS - summary below - full details attached EU wheat imports - US, Canada and all origins The 2nd...

    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.