Katy Lee, Acting Secretariat of the International Grain Trade Coalition (IGTC) traveled to London, UK to attend and present at the International Grain Council’s (IGC) Market Conditions Committee (MCC) meeting on September 9. Presenting on behalf of the IGTC as an official “observer,” Katy gave a briefing to government representatives and stakeholders under the agenda item "Current Developments in Policy and Trade Practice." During the briefing particular emphasis was placed on two priority upcoming meetings for the IGTC, including:
- IPPC Expert Working Group (EWG) on a new International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) on grain, 19-24 September, Melbourne.
- Conference of the Parties (COP) and meeting of the Parties (MOP) to the Cartagena and Nagoya Protocols, 4-17 December, Cancún, Mexico.
More information about the IGTC’s presentation at the MCC can be found on the IGTC intranet at www.igtcglobal.org. A trip report will soon be available for this MAP travel.