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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Fine or flavour cocoa

While world production of cocoa increased tenfold over the past 100 years, only about the same amount of fine or flavour cocoa is being produced today as in the beginning of the last century. The share of this cocoa in world production has therefore fallen from more than 40% to less than 5%.

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