About the sector

The Grain and Oilseed 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 grain and oilseeds 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

Latest news and briefings



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

Grain Passport

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

EU Crop Forecasts

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



The AIC Grain and Oilseed 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.



Trade Assurance Schemes

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.