The Global Pulse Confederation (GPC, formerly known as CICILS IPTIC) is the nonprofit association for the pulses industry value chain. GPC is headquartered in Dubai and licensed under the Dubai Government authority, Dubai Multi Commodity Centre (DMCC).



  • Enjoys membership from 24 national associations and over 600 private sector members.
  • Represents an industry worth over $100 billion at the retail level.
  • Pulses production is distributed in over 55 countries, and reaches over 80 million tonnes every year.

India: Pulses in Public Distribution System (PDS)

The Indian Government announced it would sell nearly 3.5 million tonnes of pulses under the public distribution system (PDS) and other welfare schemes at a lower price than the wholesale rate.

Ethiopia: Honoring Ex-Board Members of the Association

On July 23, 2018 evening grand event has been conducted by Ethiopian Pulses Oilseeds Spices Exporters Association (EPOSPEA) at Sheraton Addis.

China International Pulse and Oilseed Conference

The upcoming China International Pulse and Oilseed Conference will take place September 11-13, 2018 in Qingdao, China.

Ethiopia: 8th International Conference on Pulses and Oilseeds

Ethiopian Pulses, Oilseeds and Spices Processors - Exporters Association EPOSPEA announced the '8th International Conference on Pulses and Oilseeds' on November 23-24, 2018 in Addis Ababa. Registration sill start soon at

National Pulse Day in Peru

The Peruvian National Pulse Day will strengthen the connections within the pulse supply chain with focus on promoting core themes such as sustainability, gastronomy, and food trends.

Indian Government Extends Pea Import Restriction

The Government of India has extended the restriction on pea imports (including yellow, green, Dun and Kaspa) to September 30, 2018.

EU’s Response to GPC President Huseyin Arslan

Click on "Read More" for the response letter to GPC President Huseyin Arslan from EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström regarding imposition of tariffs on US dry bean imports.

Letter from GPC Regarding Proposed Increase in Duties on Pulses Imported from the U.S.

With the support of industry members, the Global Pulse Confederation continues to push for policies that ensure stable access to pulses - a healthy, affordable, and sustainable food choice.

Thanks for joining us at Pulses 2018!

The annual GPC Convention is the leading global pulse-based event in world. For Pulses 2018, we had attendance from over 40 countries in the world.

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