Frequently Asked Questions
Who can attend meetings ?
Representatives of Member Governments, accompanied by their alternates and advisers. For the most part, representatives come from government Ministries, embassies in London, and Coffee Boards and Federations, supported by representatives from private sector and other advisers as required. Countries that are not members of the Agreement and intergovernmental organizations with a significant interest in coffee, such as the InterAfrican Coffee Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, are invited to attend meetings as obervers and participate in the work of the ICO.
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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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