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Cocoa

A Guide to Trade Practices

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This Guide describes trade and industry practices, as well as regulations applying to cocoa. It discusses customs procedures; systems and techniques used at each stage of the cocoa supply chain; trends in cocoa manufacturing and processing; electronic commerce; cocoa organic farming; fair trade; sustainable production; and environmental issues. It also provides a list of main sector-related trade and industry associations; and appendices that contain detailed statistical data and list of relevant Internet websites.

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Post-harvest treatment of cocoa

When cocoa leaves the farm, its quality is usually fairly well established. Anything that happens from then on, except possibly some additional drying, can only lower the quality. It is therefore most important that the cocoa delivered by the farmer has been properly harvested, fermented and dried.

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