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ICA Newsreel
February 2016

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

Dispute training for Pakistan

Fifty three delegates from Pakistan have completed our ‘Avoidance & Settlement of Cotton Disputes’ training in conjunction with the Karachi Cotton Association. "With Pakistan playing a major role in the cotton supply chain it is vital that it receives the most up-to-date training."


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Find out more about our training >


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Saving your seat for #ica175

We know our 2016 trade event (#ica175) will be a sell-out so we are offering ICA members advanced booking. Tickets go on sale for individual members on 22 February and then for member firms in April. Non-members can register from the end of June (subject to availability).


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Hello to Cotton’s first full traceability system

ICA Bremen is working with some of the biggest names in the industry to be the first to develop a quantifiable traceability system and significant progress has been made to accurately measure the percentage of marked cotton in final garments simply by scanning it.


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Still time to book for Complete Cotton

There are just six places remaining on our most popular training course - Complete Cotton - so if you are thinking of applying, please hurry before registration closes. The training runs from 13-22 April 2016 in Liverpool, UK.


Find out more and apply >


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Our man in China

Later this month (19 Feb-6 Mar), Robert Jiang, our China Business Development Officer will travel to Australia and China to visit key cotton testing facilities. His first stop is Sydney, then on to Wee Waa, Goondiwindi and Shanghai. During the trip, Robert will be available in Shanghai if you would like to set up a meeting.


Contact Robert to find out more and set up a meeting >


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Promote your 'safe trading' status

The 2016 membership logo is now available for you to display on your website to promote and endorse your safe trading status. So if you have renewed your ICA membership, please download it - it's FREE.


Download the logo (sign in required) >


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Your safe trading update

Since the last issue, here are the awards that have been added and removed from the ICA List of Unfulfilled Awards Part 1* (also known as the 'default list'):



  • Dezhou Huahai Technology Trade Co Ltd, Dezhou, China (award dated 18 Dec 2015)
  • Nanyang Mother Earth Cotton Industry Co Ltd, Nanyang, China (award dated 6 Nov 2015)
  • Zhengzhou Zhaoge Cotton Yarn Co Ltd, Henan Province, China (award dated 21 Nov 2014)


  • Arif Knitspin Ltd, Dhaka, Bangladesh (award dated 25 Nov 2004)


*The ICA List of Unfulfilled Awards Part 2 is available to ICA members only.


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7 sign up

It has been a bumper time for membership, with seven firms signing up to join us. Here are their details to add to your safe trading contact list:

  1. Amit Cotton Industries, India
  2. Du Feng Consulting, China (no website)
  3. HaNam Textile Company, Vietnam
  4. Santista Jeanswear SA, Brazil
  5. Santista Work Solution SA, Brazil
  6. Southern States Forwarding Firm, USA
  7. Vamvaki Limited, Greece (no website)

If you are involved in cotton and support safe trading, why not join the ICA community?


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Boost your cotton contacts

Stay connected and boost your contacts by joining our social and business network community on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. You can also access our FREE membership directory.


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What is 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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