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ICCO – International Cocoa Council to be held in London on 23-27 September

LONDON – The International Cocoa Council and subsidiary bodies, including the Economics and Administration and Finance Committees, as well as the expanded Consultative Board on the World Cocoa Economy, will meet at the Holiday Inn, Empire Way, Wembley, London 23 – 27, September 2013.

The Chairman of the International Cocoa Council, Mr. Michael Ndoping, and the Executive Director of the International Cocoa Organization, Dr. Jean-Marc Anga, will hold a press briefing in the Empire Two room at the Holiday Inn Hotel, Empire Way, Wembley, London HA9 8DS on Friday 27 September 2013 at 1:45pm.

(The exact timing of the press briefing could be subject to slight change in case the meetings run over their scheduled times.)

The briefing will report on the outcome of the 88th regular session of the International Cocoa Council and the meetings of its subsidiary bodies, 23-27 September 2013.

Cocoa-beans About ICCO

The International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) is a global organization, composed of both cocoa producing and cocoa consuming member countries.

Located in London, ICCO was established in 1973 to put into effect the first International Cocoa Agreement which was negotiated in Geneva at a United Nations International Cocoa Conference.

There have since been seven Agreements. The Seventh International Cocoa Agreement, negotiated in 2010 in Geneva, came into force provisionally in October 2012.

International Cocoa Agreement

On 19 September 2012, the Governments of six producing countries, accounting for 43.17% of votes as set out in Annex A to the Agreement, and the Governments of consuming countries comprising the European Union and Switzerland accounting for 54.90% of votes, as set out in Annex B to the Agreement, had deposited their instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession or had notified the depostiary that they would apply the Agreement provisionally when it entered into force.

The Governments decided to put the International Cocoa Agreement 2010 into force provisionally among themselves in whole as of 1 October 2012.