What We Do

Promote Sound Official Practices

Trusted Relationships

Government agencies and officials rely on NAEGA as their vehicle for communicating policies and programs to the U.S. export grain industry.

Trusted Relationships

Government agencies and officials rely on NAEGA as their vehicle for communicating policies and programs to the export grain industry.

Action

Our expertise is sought after by public and private sector thought and decision leaders  in international grain and oilseed markets and policy. NAEGA members actively engage as we conduct dialogue, assist in capacity building  and share information in many ways.

We work directly with USDA’s Market Access Program (MAP) in a joint public/private sector effort to promote exports of U.S. farm products. In addition, NAEGA engages regularly with multilateral groups on issues related to global grain and oilseed markets.  Among many engagements worldwide our work with the International Grain Trade Coalition (IGTC) is a highlight

 

International Grain Trade Coalition (IGTC)

The International Grain Trade Coalition (IGTC) is an unincorporated coalition of 22 national and international non-profit trade associations and councils involving more than 8000 members whose purpose is to convene significant expertise and representation to provide advice to governments from a global perspective on the commercial requirements and economics of the world’s food, feed and processing industries, including but not limited to implementation of the Cartegena Protocol on Biosafety. NAEGA is a founding member of the IGTC and NAEGA President and CEO Gary Martin serves as the IGTC’s president.

Trade Agreements

NAEGA works closely with industry stakeholders and government to communicate the interests of its members in trade agreement negotiations.

International Grain Trade Coalition (IGTC)

The International Grain Trade Coalition is an unincorporated coalition of 22 national and international non-profit trade associations and councils involving more than 8,000 members who’s purpose is to convene significant expertise and representation to provide advice to governments from a global perspective on the commercial requirements and economics of the world’s food, feed and processing industries, including but not limited to implementation of the Cartegena Protocol on biosafety. NAEGA is a founding member of the IGTC and NAEGA president and CEO Gary Martin serves as the IGTC’s president.

Public Information

Public Letters are statements, questions and requests to government and international organizations that present the NAEGA point of view on subjects related the export of U.S. grains and oilseeds. They are generally available under Policy Statements & Comments.

Promote Best Commercial Practices

Notices to the Trade ​

Notices to the Trade are public documents issued by NAEGA to inform industry of actions and decisions that have been made by other entities that may effect the export of U.S. Grains and Oilseeds.

Contact Exporters

U.S. And international bank references This document is not a grain contract. The north american export grain association (naega) is not responsible or liable for any commitments or agreements to grain procurement resulting from this inquiry.

If you are interested in Exporting Grain from the US we recommend you investigate the websites of the American Soybean Association, The U.S. Grains Council, U.S. Wheat Associates and the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service. These organizations maintain export and import assistance information that you might find valuable.
Additional information can be found at the websites of the U.S. grain export industry, also listed on the Current Members page of the Membership Section.

Publications

Publications provide information and commentary on industry issues, developments and events affecting the export grain industry.

NAEGA OUTREACH

NAEGA OUTREACH is the Association’s newsletter, usually published each week. OUTREACH is available only to NAEGA members and contains information on NAEGA Actions and Member opportunities key policy issues and related news.

Grain and Oilseed Market Access Index (GOMAI)

The Grain and Oilseed Market Access Index (GOMAI) provides an analysis of grain and oilseed access in foreign markets and to assists NAEGA in addressing potential trade barriers. The 2019 GOMAI and editions going back to 2011 can be found through the link below.

Support Best Commercial Practices


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:

Technical Assistance

NAEGA makes its services related to NAEGA Contracts available to everyone.

Alternative Security Program

Alternative Security Program

NAEGA, along with the National Grain & Feed Association (NGFA) maintains a U.S. Coast Guard approved Alternative Security Program (NAEGA-NGFA ASP) for grain export facilities that are subject to the facility-security requirements of the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002. That law requires facilities that receive commercial vessels greater than 100-gross register tons on international voyages such as facilities exporting bulk commodities to develop, submit and implement facility security plans meeting specific U.S. Coast Guard requirements. The NAEGA-NGFA program is tailored to, and appropriate for, the types of operations and conditions that exist at grain export elevators and provides an industry-wide approach to meeting the agency’s requirements. The NAEGA-NGFA ASP is available to members of NAEGA and the NGFA only.

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

Wheat & Flour Testing Methods Website

NAEGA, in cooperation with Kansas State University’s Department of Grain Science and Industry, maintains a website that provides an introduction to the quality analysis of wheat and flour in an easily understood format. The website, wheatflourbook.org, updates the reference book, Wheat and Flour Testing Methods : A Guide to Understanding Wheat and Flour Quality, which was authored and published by the Wheat Marketing Center of Portland, Oregon, in 2003. A PDF version of the book is available through this link.