International Coffee Organization
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ICO exporting members
ICO importing members
• Executive Director
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The International Coffee Organization (ICO) was set up in 1963 in London, under the auspices of the United Nations (UN) because of the great economic importance of coffee. It administers the International Coffee Agreement (ICA), an important instrument for development cooperation.
The International Coffee Council is the highest authority of the Organization and is composed of representatives of each Member Government. It meets in March and September to discuss coffee matters, approve strategic documents and consider the recommendations of advisory bodies and committees.
The ICO's headquarters is located at 222 Gray's Inn Road in London and its current Executive Director is the Brazilian José Sette.
As June 2018 its membership comprises 44 producing members and 6 importing members.
- Exporting Member Countries
- Central African Republic
- Costa Rica
- Côte d'Ivoire
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- El Salvador
- Papua New Guinea
- Sierra Leone
- Importing Member Countries
- "History". International Coffee Organization. Retrieved 28 September 2015.
- "Press Release" (PDF). International Coffee Organization. 3 April 2018.
- "Members of the International Coffee Organization". International Coffee Organization. Retrieved 31 July 2018.