Frequently Asked Questions
How are decisions taken in the Council ?
Decisions in the Council are usually reached on the basis of consensus. This is important so that decisions which can have a major impact on coffee, such as quality and projects, achieve as much support and acceptance as possible. When consensus is not possible, the Council can turn to a voting system that safeguards the interests of both consuming and producing countries.
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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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