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ICA Newsreel
March 2016

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

Building trust in Bangladesh

We have made a return visit to Bangladesh, where we met with cotton’s key stakeholders and delivered a presentation to 50 mills in the nation’s capital, Dhaka: “These visits are useful in building trust to enable us to work in resolve the current issues in Bangladesh. This will take some time, but there is now a better understanding of the ICA and its Bylaws & Rules.."


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See photos from the visit >


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New Bylaws & Rules are now live

A new edition of the ICA Bylaws & Rules came into force on 1 March 2016 and applies to all contracts made on or after this date. The English language version is now available as a FREE download from our website, with other language versions, including Bangla, coming soon.


Download the new edition >

See a summary of the changes >


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Tickets now on sale for Liverpool 2016

ICA Individual Members can now book their place at our next trade event Liverpool 2016 – celebrating 175 years. Employees of member firms can register from April 18, with non-member registration opening in early July (subject to availability). We know this event will be a sell-out so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment.


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Tick tock - time is running out

There are just a few places remaining on Complete Cotton 2016, so if you are thinking of applying, please hurry before registration closes at the end of this month. The training runs from 13-22 April 2016 in Liverpool, UK.


Find out more and apply >


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More cotton training coming your way

ICA Bremen will be delivering its next ‘Cotton Classing & Testing’ training programme, followed by a new ‘Learning about Machinery’ training course this June in Germany. Places are limited to 16 and filling up quickly – early booking is advised.


Find out more and apply >


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Your chance to see behind the scenes

As part of this year’s Bremer Baumwollbörse Cotton Conference, you are invited to see behind the scenes and meet the team at ICA Bremen's new laboratory on Friday 18 March at 2.30pm (Bremer Baumwollbörse, 4th floor). So if you are at the event, please drop by.

See the full programme here >


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Your safe trading update

Since the last issue, no firms have been added to the ICA List of Unfulfilled Awards Part 1* (also known as the 'default list'), but there have been some removals:



  • PT Unilon Textile Industries, Bandung, Indonesia (award dated 11 Jan 2013)
  • Sri Jayajothi & Co Ltd, Rajapalayam, India (2 x awards, both dated 1 Oct 2002)


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


See the full list here >


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3 more for your 'safe' list

Three more firms signed up to safe trading last month and joined the ICA. Here are their details to add to your contact list (web link included if they have a website):

  1. Faircot SA, Switzerland
  2. ICAS Ltd - DGL Wookey Arbitrations, UK
  3. Wakefield Inspection Services (Baltic) SIA, Latvia

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


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See who else is a member >


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Want more 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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