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ICA Newsreel
May 2015

Welcome to May's issue. Here is a round-up of all our latest news.

Hello to Better Cotton

BCI (Better Cotton Initiative) has become a member of the ICA. "BCI learned long ago that companies that respect contract sanctity are also more likely to respect their environmental and social commitments as well," says BCI CEO, Patrick Laine.


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Uzbek lab passes quality test

Congratulations to Wakefield Inspection’s Tashkent team for becoming the third laboratory to be certified under ICA Bremen's International Laboratory Certification Scheme.

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Shenzhen to host China training

The location has been set for the next China cotton trade training - it will take place at the Shenzhen Silver Lake Resort Hotel in Shenzhen, China this Autumn. Jointly organised by the ICA and Beijing Cotton Outlook Consulting, the training is delivered in Chinese and will focus on areas currently impacting on China's global cotton trade.


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'SF2015' is taking shape

With general registration now open for our San Francisco 2015 trade event, the programme is taking shape and the delegate list is growing. 700+ delegates are expected to attend the event on 30 & 31 October and with previous events a sell-out, our message is "book early" to guarantee your place.


Find out more and book online >


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A big thumbs up

Well done to the 37 delegates who have just completed our annual training programme, Complete Cotton. They did a lot, they learned a lot, they made a lot of new friends and they rated the training 100% ‘excellent/good’.


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Find out more and add your name to next year's list >


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4 more for your 'safe' list

Four more firms signed up to safe trading last month. Here are their details to add to your safe trading contact list: 

  1. Anderson Kingsmead Consulting, UK (no website)
  2. Better Cotton Initiative, Switzerland
  3. JFF Inspection Services Do Brazil, Brazil
  4. Parvin Exim Private Limited, India


ICA membership represents all sectors of the cotton trade so if you support safe trading and want to reduce trading risks, why not join us? 

Find out more about membership and apply >

See who else is a member >


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More cotton contacts

Stay connected and boost your contacts by joining our social/business network community on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. You can also access our membership directory to find out who is an ICA member and view their details.

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About Newsreel

Newsreel is our regular e-news alert. Designed to keep you up to date with everything that is happening at the ICA. Newsreel is aimed at anybody with an interest in the cotton trade.

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