The GCCA champions cold chain businesses across the world. We engage with regulators, legislators, and influencers to tell the cold chain’s story. Our mission is to explain the supply chain's crucial role in delivering safe and high-quality perishable goods, whilst at the same time reducing waste and driving growth and prosperity.

We build relationships with people of influence. We seek mutually beneficial solutions on complex, vital global, national and local policy issues like trade, energy, food and industrial safety policy. At the same time we consult, educate and inform our industry on the policy issues that are shaping our industry and our world.

GCCA in Action

Fighting for the FRIDGE Act in the United States

The GCCA is proud to be working with a bipartisan coalition of US Representatives and Senators to promote the Fortifying Refrigeration Infrastructre and Developing Global Exports (FRIDGE) Act. With decades of experience working through our Foundation in developing markets, we know how valuable the US Department for Agriculture's trade programs are to building infrastructure, teaching skills and promoting trade links for US importers and exporters.

GCCA is calling on U.S. based members to contact Congress in support of H.R. 4612 and S. 2570, and secure this legislations place in the forthcoming Farm BIll. Learn more about the FRIDGE Act.




Setting the Agenda in Europe

In Europe, the GCCA co-ordinated with other European and national cold chain representatives  to launch a Call to Action for on the future of the perishable goods supply chain. Through the elections in June and the formation of the new European Commission, the GCCA is meeting with political leaders, officials and others to stake out the cold chain agenda. Find out more about the European Call to Action



Opening Markets for Brazilian Meat Exports

GCCA is working with the Ministry of Agriculture to pursue regulatory change to allow refrigerated warehouses to conduct blast freezing, an efficient and highly valuable service provided by cold chain operators across many other parts of the world. GCCA is also promoting regulations and policies to improve the flow of meat and poultry exports from Brazil.

Brasil Advocacy



Back the GCCA FRIDGE Act Campaign

We are calling on our members in the United States to have their say and show their elected representatives that they support our call for investment in US Food exports and growing emerging markets - use our forms below

For the House:

For the Senate:

Keeping You Up to Date

 GCCA is here to provide you with the first and best analysis of what is happening in policy and regulation that is impacting the present and future of global cold chain.

We are growing our news and analysis services with regular briefings including the following newsletters 

Your weekly update for developments on GCCA activity, key developments in US policy and regulation, and updates on high profile State issues.

Your monthly summary of developments in the European Institutions and updates on high profile issue in EU and other European States.  

Your monthly summary on issues in the Canadian Federal Government and updates on high profile Statewide issues.  


Get Involved

GCCA’s advocacy work is successful because of the quality engagement we get from member experts across a range of policy areas.  

We gather ths input through regular informal discussions with GCCA colleagues, discussions at our conference and regional events, dedicated research programs, but most of all, from consultation with dedicated Committees, Advisory Council and ultimately the Organisation’s Boards.   

Want to find out more about how you can get involved, or reach out on a key issue contact the team.

Policy Forum

The GCCA runs dedicated annual events focused on taking stock of the major regulatory and policy issues affecting cold chain. These are opportunities not only to learn and agree policy positions, but to get face to face with decisions makers and to showcase the vital role of the cold chain.

Policy Forum in the US takes place on 24th and 25th June 2024, in Canada on the 11th and 12th June 2024  and after a successful launch in 2024, will happen again in Europe in early 2025


Advocacy Fund 

GCCA advocacy work in the United States is made possible by the vital contribution of a number of member companies. Their support makes it possible for GCCA to maintain a constant presence on Capitol Hill, participate in a number of vital business coalitions and undertake campaigns on crucial regulatory and policy issues for the benefit of the industry as a whole. Find out more. 

Top Issues We’re Following

Public policy plays a central role in GCCA’s ability to accomplish its mission through every link of the global cold chain. Federal and state regulatory and legislative actions can impact our members.

But GCCA is here to represent our members’ business interests and keep them informed of pressing policy issues, such as:

  • Job Safety Standards
  • Climate Change
  • Taxes
  • Labor
  • Additional Regulations

Latest News

Read the latest news from the GCCA's Washington Weekly

May 24, 2024

USDA Awards $300 Million to Diversify Export Markets for U.S. Agriculture

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on May 21st that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will allocate $300 million…

Learn More
May 24, 2024

OSHA Releases Interim Guidance for Worker Walkaround Representative Designation Process

On May 10th, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, OSHA, issued a memorandum titled “Interim Guidance for Worker…

Learn More
May 20, 2024

FSIS Encourages Industry Testing for Upcoming PHIS Countries

FSIS is urging the industry to use the Industry Test Environment (ITE) to test application submissions for export…

Learn More