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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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Economic importance of cocoa to producing countries

Cocoa is almost exclusively grown in developing countries in the tropics. As their resources are often scarce and consist mainly of agricultural raw materials, it is incumbent on these countries to exploit to the full the revenue earning opportunities that these commodities represent.

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