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. 

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