Frequently Asked Questions
What happens at Council meetings ?
The Council generally meets twice a year and is attended by around 150 representatives of producing and consuming countries, supported by representatives from their private sector and other advisers as required, and observers from non-member countries and international organizations. The sessions enable high-level contacts and meetings with other Governments and with major players in the global coffee industry, as well as regular access to market information. The ICO’s most recent statistics are presented and the latest report on the market situation is discussed. Information on coffee policy is delivered by experts or senior government or industry representatives, and substantive matters such as financing for the coffee sector promotion and market development, quality and coffee development projects are considered.
Other FAQ Within This Category
- 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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