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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