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Our Mission

COCERAL’s mission is to represent the interests of the European trade in grains and oilseeds, feedstuffs, rice, olive oil, oils and fats and agro-supply towards the EU and international institutions, international bodies and stakeholders.

In particular, COCERAL strives to:

  • voice the key role of trade across the agricultural supply chain
  • formulate and present common positions to contribute to a constructive and workable regulatory framework within the EU;
  • proactively monitor and guide EU policy making process in market, food safety and environmental matters impacting trade;
  • promote strategies for the supply of safe food ingredients and feed raw materials to the benefit of EU downstream agricultural industries and consumers;
  • promote self-regulation and best practices via a risk based Code of Good Trading Practice (Coceral GTP).

Objectives are achieved through:

  • Continuous interface with relevant EU Commission Directorates on matters affecting members;
  • Alliances and common positions with organizations who have similar interests in the food and feed sectors;
  • Regular communication of trade and policy issues with EU and international institutions, international bodies and stakeholders.
  • Publication of reports and position papers for stakeholders and policy makers.