Frequently Asked Questions
What is the role of the EU ?
Under the 2007 Agreement, the EU is a Member of the Organization, with exclusive competence over matters governed by the Agreement, and its member States are not eligible to become Contracting Parties to the Agreement. The EU pays the contributions of all its Member States and is a member of the Council. Before and during meetings it holds coordination meetings with its Member States to harmonize its position on matters under consideration.
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- Why do we need an international organization to look after coffee ?
- What exactly is the ICO ?
- What is the International Coffee Agreement ?
- How did the ICO come into existence ?
- Where does the money come from ?
- Is the ICO a cartel ? Does the ICO operate a quota system ?
- What is the impact of the ICO on world trade in coffee ?
- To what extent do non-governmental organizations participate in the work of the ICO ?
- How far does the ICO represent the coffee growers themselves ?
- What is the extent of private sector involvement in the work of the ICO ?
- What is the role of the EU ?
- What happens at Council meetings ?
- How are decisions taken in the Council ?
- Who can attend meetings ?
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