The Advisory Council is made up of fourteen international experts from the cocoa sector, all from the private sector (seven cocoa-producing member states and seven cocoa-consumer member states). However, the Board of Directors, whose mandate is as broad as that of the International Cocoa Council and encompasses all aspects of the global cocoa economy, is only advisory, since all final decisions are taken by the International Cocoa Council. The Advisory Council was established in recognition of the importance of the private sector to the global cocoa economy and the growing role of trade and industry within ICCO. International Cocoa OrganizationOrganizacion Internacional del CacaoMezdunarodnaja Organizacija po Kakao Promote international cooperation in the global cocoa industry; Establish an appropriate framework for addressing all issues in all sectors of these sectors; contribute to the strengthening of the national cocoa economy in the Member States, including the preparation of appropriate projects to be submitted to the relevant institutions for funding and implementation. contribute to the balanced development of the global cocoa economy, including the promotion of a sustainable cocoa economy; Conducting research and implementing its results; Transparency through the collection, analysis and dissemination of relevant statistics and the conduct of appropriate studies; Consumption of chocolate and cocoa products to increase demand for cocoa, in close collaboration with the private sector. The International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) is a global organization of cocoa-producing and consumer countries that are members. The London-based ICCO was established in 1973 to implement the first international cocoa agreement negotiated in Geneva at a United Nations international conference on cocoa. Since then, there have been seven agreements. The seventh international cocoa agreement was negotiated in Geneva in 2010 and came into force on an interim basis on 1 October 2012. Founded in 1973, the T-XT7255 – International Cocoa Agreement, 1972. This agreement expired on 31 March 1980 by the international agreement T-XT7555 – international cocoa agreement of 1975, which came into force on 1 October 1976. The T-XT8085 – International Cocoa Agreement, 1980, came into force on 1 August 1981 and was replaced by the T-XT8601 – International Cocoa Agreement of 1986, which came into force on 20 January 1987 and remained in force for three years of cocoa; it was extended for a further two years from 1 October 1990, without its economic provisions, and extended by one year from 1 October 1992.
The T-XT9386 – International Cocoa Agreement, 1993 was successfully negotiated under the auspices of the United Nations Cocoa Conference in 1992 and concluded on 16 July 1993. It came into force on February 22, 1994; October 1, 2003. T-XT0130 – International Cocoa Agreement, which entered into force provisionally in 2001 1 Oct 2003; By September 30, 2008, it will have reached the end of the full 5th year of cocoa; The Commission approved its extension for a period of two years, until September 30, 2010; Until September 30, 2012, when the T-XT2010 – International Cocoa Agreement came into effect in 2010. U-XU1517 – The Intergovernmental Group on Cocoa, established in 1956, worked on the creation of ICCO, but has since been inactive. ICCO statutes that are registered under the label «UNTS 1/15033.» International Commodity Body of name: F-XF9551 – Common Fund for Commodities (CFC). On 2 November 2005, the total percentage of exporting countries that joined the agreement was over 80%.