Colombia becomes a full member of ICCO

In a process that began in 2019, the President of the Republic of Colombia, HE Mr. Iván Duque, promulgated the bill for Colombia’s accession to ICCO at an event attended by both representatives of the Colombian cocoa sector and a delegation from ICCO. , headed by Michel Arrion, its managing director.

Colombia’s membership will expand ICCO’s membership to 52 countries, with 23 exporting member countries and 29 importing member countries. Colombia will be the ninth member country in the Latin America and the Caribbean region, joining Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Peru, the Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela.

We are happy to welcome Colombia as the 52nd member of ICCO. Colombia’s membership is tangible proof of our shared commitment to achieve a more sustainable global cocoa economy through enhanced cooperation between exporting and importing countries.“said Arrion.

About ICCO

The International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) is an intergovernmental organization created in 1973 under the auspices of the United Nations and operating within the framework of successive international cocoa agreements. ICCO is headquartered in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. ICCO seeks to promote and support the economic, social and environmental sustainability of the cocoa value chain, and in particular to improve the living conditions of cocoa farmers.

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