Several grain industry personnel along NAEGA and IGTC are participating in the International Grain Trade Coalition (IGTC) Team ongoing input into the International Plant Protection Convention’s Development of an on International Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measure for Grain (ISPM). The IPPC Expert Working Group (EWG) is meeting in Melbourne, Australia and expects complete a draft standard by Friday. Marcel Bruins, NAEGA Science Adviser, represents NAEGA and the International Grain Trade Coalition (IGTC) as an Industry Advisor to the EWG. The IGTC Team is communicating daily with Marcel and other EWG Industry Advisors. Conference calls for the team with the industry personnel in Melbourne are planned for 8 am US Eastern time on Oct 22 and23 (this Thursday and Friday). If you are a colleague would like to join the IGTC ISPM team, please contact Gary. More information on this IGTC priority policy and advocacy can be found here.