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GTP – European Good Trading Practices CODE


The Good Trading Practices code (GTP code) proposes good hygiene practices for the trade in cereals, oilseeds, protein crops and other plant products and their by-products within or bound for the European Union.

The code was developed by COCERAL, the official and recognised representative for trade within the European Union.

It gathers collectors, importers, exporters, distributors and storage operators of cereals, feed, oilseeds, olive oil, oils and fats and agricultural supplies.

The GTP code applies to collecting, storing, trading and transport activities in the feed and food sector.

Its implementation enables the promotion of trade within Europe by promoting uniformity with national or industrial standards.

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How you benefit

Through third-party verification, we motivate your (quality) claim independently towards your clients. Furthermore, traceability and contamination risks can be managed better by certifying your management system and/or your product.

With 200+ certification programs, we are able to conduct combination audits saving time and expenses for our customers.

As a result, you will benefit from a ‘front runner’ position in the eyes of investors, rating agencies and other analysts and have an improved stakeholder communication.

Our network of offices in more than 70 countries allows us to make certification more efficient and cost effective, whilst upholding the same stringent professional auditing and certification procedures.