Technical Assistance

Contracts

NAEGA makes its services related to NAEGA Contracts available to everyone. These services include Arbitration, the issuance of Certificates and information relating to strikes, riots, lockouts, and embargoes, or other conditions affecting contract performance. Please refer to the contracts section of this website or contact us for more information on NAEGA Contract services.

NAEGA maintains a model contract for FOB (Free on Board) transactions at US ports. In addition, under the NAEGA contract and provisions of the Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA) model contract terms, a NAEGA committee investigates the merits of any application made to the Association by a shipper for the issuance of any certificate or for the furnishing of any information relating to strikes, riots, lockouts, and embargoes, or other conditions affecting his contract and to approve the issuance of certificates or cables pursuant to, and in accordance with, the rules adopted by the Association and the committee’s own rules of procedure. Following you will find:

Biotechnology

Committee Documents and Meeting Information The NAEGA Bylaws provide for a Biotech Committee with the duty to monitor and evaluate worldwide developments affecting the production and shipment of biotech grain products and report to the Board of Directors its findings, conclusions, and recommendations. The committee is now working to identify issues and propose policy to the Board of Directors regarding the impact of new crop technologies on the export trade of grain and oilseeds. The Board has currently provided direction to the Biotech Committee: Request that Staff and the Committee work to consider and develop policy and action plans to address the following issues; Biosafety Protocol, Biotech Wheat, Adventitious Presence, Pharma / Industrial Crop regulation, EU Traceability and Labeling. Staff is directed to provide necessary guidance, coordination and facilitation of communication to complete the work in a timely fashion. Only NAEGA Members have access to NAEGA Biotech Committee documents and meeting information. For information on how to apply for NAEGA membership, please see the membership page.

Precision Biotechnology Information Exchange

The Precision Biotechnology Information Exchange (PBIE) is a tool to improve marketability and trade risk management for the global trade of grains, oilseeds, pulses and other agri-bulk crops. In the PBIE, information on precision biotechnology use in the breeding of seeds for crop production is collected, managed and shared. The NAEGA Production Technology Committee is working with an expert and experienced third-party vendor to develop, populate and operate a unique database utilizing proprietary technology. Via access to this secure website, you can access information on commercialized and pre-commercialized plant breeding events using precision biotechnology Information in the PBIE Can be Filtered by Crop, Company, Country, Market & Regulatory Status and Regulation Type. If you already have an account to access the PBIE, you can click the link below to enter To assist us in these priorities please contact Patrick Hayden, NAEGA Director of Operations

Access is currently restricted to approved users until the site is fully populated. If you would like to obtain access to the PBIE, please contact Patrick Hayden, NAEGA Director of Operations. The PBIE is a work in progress. We are currently focused on: Populating the database; Refining nomenclature; Building Interest in participating in the database; Seeking partnerships.

Grades & Inspections

Committee Documents and Meeting Information The NAEGA Grades & Inspections Committee considers such matters relating to grain trades and inspection as may be referred to it by the Board of Directors. The Committee has organized several Subcommittees including Sanitary and Phytosanitary, Ports, and Alternative Security Plan.

Only NAEGA Members have access to NAEGA Grades & Inspections Committee documents and meeting information.

For information on how to apply for NAEGA membership, please see the membership page.