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COCERAL and AIC Renew Mutual Recognition

1 October 2015

Press Release GTP & AIC logos

between GTP Code and UFAS, FEMAS and TASCC
Towards a more efficient, transparent and free agricultural market

COCERAL and AIC have renewed the mutual recognition of both their respective trade assurance quality standards (GTP Code (COCERAL) and UFAS, FEMAS and TASCC (AIC)). The renewed agreement, which covers the collection, storage, trading and transport of products of vegetable origin, applies with immediate effect.

The two organisations welcome the positive outcome which results from joint dialogue over several years past, which included a robust and efficient exchange of information, a more systematic sharing of expertise on technical issues as well as more harmonized procedures in case of crisis management involving each other’s certified companies.

In practice, companies certified under UFAS, TASCC and FEMAS or the GTP Code will be entitled to continue to collect, store, trade and transport assured goods originating from the other scheme participants without any additional fee or requirements. The agreement will last for a period of four years up to the end of September 2019.


Note for Editors

COCERAL is the European Association representing the cereals, rice, feedingstuffs, oilseeds, olive oil, oils and fats and agro-supply trade and is the only shareholder and manager of the Good Trading Practices Code, hereby referred to as GTP, covering the collection, storage, trading and transport of cereals, oilseeds, protein crop and other plant products and their by-products. More information can be found at

AIC (Agricultural Industries Confederation) is a UK based agri-supply trade association which owns and manages the following schemes: FEMAS (Feed Materials Assurance Scheme), UFAS (Universal Feed Assurance Scheme) and TASCC (Trade Assurance Scheme for Combinable Crops). More information can be found at:

For further information, please contact:

John Kelley, Chief Operating Officer 
+44 1733 385230
Teresa Babuscio
Managing Director
+32 2 502 08 08                                                                                              


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