On November 30-December 17, 2016 Katy Lee, Secretariat of the International Grain Trade Coalition (IGTC) traveled to Washington, D.C. and Cancun, Mexico. In Washington, D.C. Katy met and discussed IGTC policy files with Washington based IGTC members, stakeholders and contacts. Following her meetings in Washington, Katy traveled on to Cancun to lead the IGTC delegation to the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP-MOP 8 on the Cartagena Biosafety Protocol (CBP)). In Cancun, Katy and the rest of the IGTC team represented IGTC policy on the CBP, including grain trade interests in the transboundary movement of living modified organisms. A copy of the COP-MOP 8 ministerial declaration can be found here. A trip report for this travel is now available and can be found here.