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Certification and Assurance: GAFTA Trade Assurance Scheme (GTAS)

The Gafta Trade Assurance Scheme (GTAS) is a complete HACCP based scheme for all companies operating in the international grain and feed trades.

It covers each stage in the trading and logistics supply chain from farm in the country of origin to delivery to the final end-user in the country of destination.
The assurance scheme will operate to the requirements of ISO/IEC Guide 65:1996, BS EN 45011 for the provision of certification against the scope of the scheme.

GTAS provides in one complete trading and logistics scheme the best professional practices designed to maintain consumer confidence concerning the handling and delivery of safe food and feed. Any company-whether operating just within their own country or in the wider international arena-may apply for membership of the scheme.

GTAS is a modular scheme which is comprised of seven separate manuals covering the trading and supply chain. These are

  • Bulk Storage
  • Transport by Road
  • Analysis and Testing
  • Supervision, sampling and weighing
  • Brokerage
  • Trading/Merchanting
  • Fumigation and Pest Control

GTAS is recognised throughout the industry and has mutual recognition with the other Trade assurance schemes operating in the UK.

NSF are the leading Certification Body chosen by GAFTA for this scheme. NSF Certification operates internationally providing assessors and technical experts who are experienced in the grain and feed industries.

The information request form, current standards and application form can be found here

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> To join this scheme click here.

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