About the sector

The Combinable Crops Sector represents the interests of members involved in the marketing of arable commodities.

It seeks to support members’ interests through providing a comprehensive lobbying and advice service, providing trade assurance, sharing technical information and raising industry issues with government. We identify, assess and communicate national and international issues that might impact on the competitiveness of the industry and which could affect the sustainability of UK crop production and its marketing opportunities.

Our Objectives

The aim of the Combinable Crops sector is to improve the competitive position of AIC member companies within the agri supply industry. This is achieved by the sector through following a number of objectives including :

  • Lobbying
  • Delivering Information
  • Providing Trade Assurance
  • Offering Technical Support


The AIC provides a united voice for the sector which is represented at both UK and European Government.  Our work and commitment in the sector provides the following key benefits to our members:

  • Opportunity to influence European industry view on legislation and take advantage of EU lobbying capacity
  • Being represented in industry forums and cross industry bodies
  • Receiving information about the sector and technical issues
  • Being part of the AIC Trade Assurance Schemes
  • Adding Value to your organisation

The work of the AIC Combinable Crops sector

Latest news and briefings


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All AIC contracts are kept under regular review by the AIC Contracts Committee in conjunction with the appropriate sector.

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Combinable Crops Passport

The Combinable Crops Passport was originally developed to allow end users to identify what post-harvest treatments had been applied to grain.

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EU Crop Forecasts

The most recent COCERAL crop estimates for cereals and oilseeds, plus the current EU balance sheet for cereals.


Digital Passport (Combinable Crops) hub

Visit the Digital Grain Passport hub - Members must be logged in to access this content


Imported Crop Standards

Information explaining how and why crops are imported into the UK


More on Renewable Energy Directive

Information and updates on the UK's RED II assurance scheme recognition in the EU



The AIC Combinable Crops Sector consists of one committee. The committee has specific aims and objectives in line with the aims and objectives of the sector. The minutes of the committee are published on the website so members can be fully involved in all of the technical discussions.



Upcoming events

7 November 2024

AIC Fertiliser Dinner 2024

The Fertiliser Sector Annual Dinner is a popular event in the Sector calendar and places are always oversubscribed - Members are encouraged to …
York Dinner
12 – 13 November 2024

AIC Dinner and Conference 2024

This year's AIC Dinner and Conference is set to feature a range of thought leaders from politics, business, academia and trade to explore …
Peterborough Conference
28 November 2024

AIC Scotland Dinner 2024

Information on the 2024 AIC Scotland dinner, including event details and booking instructions.
Cumbernauld, Glasgow Dinner
5 December 2024

AIC Seed Trade Dinner 2024

AIC is delighted to announce that the annual Seed Trade Dinner is "coming home" to Cambridgeshire and will be held this year at the …
Cambridge Dinner



Trade Assurance Schemes

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TASCC - Trade Assurance Scheme for Combinable Crops

Provides an assurance system for the trading of combinable crops for food, feed and biofuel use, the trading of compound feed and feed materials and the transport and storage of combinable crops and animal feeds to meet safety requirements defined by legislators and industry.