The International Committee for Road Transport (ICRT) welcomes GTP as a new member
Today, The International Committee for Road Transport (or ICRT) is very pleased to announce that GTP (Good Trading Practice) has joined the platform as fifth member, in addition to the already existing members, OVOCOM (Belgium), GMP+ International (the Netherlands), Qualimat (France) and QS Qualität und Sicherheit (Germany).
COCERAL, the European Association representing the trade in cereals, rice, feedstuffs, oilseeds, olive oil, oils and fats and agro-supply, has developed a food & feed safety assurance scheme (GTP), covering the collection, storage, trading and transport of cereals, oilseeds, protein crops, other plant products and their co-products.
GTP’s decision to become a member of the ICRT platform was motivated by the acknowledgment of its members on the importance of conferring on good practices in road transport activities. The number of companies operating in this field, as well as the large variety of products transported by trucks (food/feed products, metals, liquids, wood, chemical products, etc.) show that the implementation of the ICRT rules is a pre-requisite to ensure a robust food & feed safety management system within trading companies.
GTP has strengthened over the last two years the requirements laid down in Chapter V of the GTP Code on dispatch, delivery and transport operations to make it in line with the ICRT rules. GTP is now looking forward to cooperating with the members of the platform with the objective to pursue further harmonisation of the transport certification requirements, thus ensuring a better level playing field between transport operators certified against different schemes.