Frequently Asked Questions
What is the International Coffee Agreement ?
The International Coffee Agreement (ICA) is an international treaty that sets out the ICO objectives and the basic framework within which it operates. The treaty is agreed to by Member Governments and lasts for a set period of years. The first Agreement was concluded in 1962 and was followed by the 1968, 1976, 1983, 1994 and 2001 Agreements. The text of the latest Agreement, the ICA 2007, was agreed by Members in September 2007 and is deposited with 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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