International Cocoa Organization (ICCO)

Organisation internationale du cacao
Organización Internacional del Cacao
Mezdunarodnaja Organizacija po Kakao

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Founded 1973, to implement the International Cocoa Agreement, 1972. This Agreement, was succeeded by the International Cocoa Agreement, 1975, which entered into force on 1 Oct 1976, expired on Mar 31 1980. The International Cocoa Agreement, 1980 entered into force on 1 Aug 1981, and was succeeded by the International Cocoa Agreement, 1986, which entered into force 20 Jan 1987 and remained in force for three cocoa years; it was extended, without its economic provisions, for a further period of two years from 1 Oct 1990 and was further extended for one year from 1 Oct 1992. The International Cocoa Agreement, 1993 was successfully negotiated under the auspices of the United Nations Cocoa Conference, 1992, and was concluded 16 July 1993. Entered into force on 22 Feb 1994; extended until 1 Oct 2003. International Cocoa Agreement, 2001 provisionally entered into force 1 Oct 2003; by 30 Sep 2008, it will have reached the end of the 5th full cocoa year; Council approved to extend it for a period of 2 years, until 30 Sep 2010; extended until 30 Sep 2012, when International Cocoa Agreement, 2010 came into force. Intergovernmental Group on Cocoa, set up 1956, worked in setting up ICCO but has been inactive since. ICCO Statutes registered under 'UNTS 1/15033'. Designated International Commodity Body of: Common Fund for Commodities (CFC).


Promote international cooperation in the world cocoa industry; provide an appropriate framework for the discussion of all matters relating to all sectors thereof; help strengthen national cocoa economies of member countries, in particular through preparing appropriate projects to be submitted to the relevant institutions for financing and implementation. Contribute to a balanced development of the world cocoa economy, including through promoting: a sustainable cocoa economy; the carrying out of research and implementation of its findings; transparency, through collection, analysis and dissemination of relevant statistics and undertaking appropriate studies; consumption of chocolate and cocoa-based products in order to increase demand for cocoa, in close cooperation with the private sector.

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2020 Bali, Indonesia – World Cocoa Conference

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Relations with 22 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with 7 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 51 countries
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Subjects *

  • Plant Life
    • Plants Yielding Stimulants
  • Industry
    • Condiments, Preserves

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1. Jun 2018
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