The International Cocoa Agreement of 2010 states that:

The International Cocoa Organization shall act as a global information centre for the efficient collection, collation, exchange and dissemination of information on all factors relating to cocoa and cocoa products

The ICCO's objective is therefore to facilitate access to different information tools and cocoa experts that will help to solve any information request coming from the cocoa community.

The library at the ICCO Secretariat holds a unique and international reference collection on cocoa matters. Diverse subjects are covered, from cocoa cultivation and marketing methods in producer countries, to shipping, trading and chocolate manufacturing.

A global subject classification can be found here

The ICCO Library collection comprises more than 5,000 books, reports, theses, research papers, trade and scientific periodicals etc. The Library also houses statistical information on world cocoa production, prices, imports and exports, consumption and stocks of cocoa from 1958 to the present day. This collection is available for consultation by prior appointment.

Cocoa Database

The ICCO Library houses a specialised database with articles and book references since the beginning of ICCO's activities. The Cocoa Database contains more than 30,000 records, from 1968, which are updated daily.

ICCO Secretariat

International Cocoa Organization
Westgate House
London W5 1YY
United Kingdom

Tel:  +44 (0)20 8991 6000
Fax: +44 (0)20 8997 4372
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ICCO Agreements

The ICCO International Cocoa Agreement is available to download in Acrobat PDF format.

Go to the ICCO Agreements page

ICCO Membership Procedure

The procedures for becoming a member of the International Cocoa Organization are provided in Articles 52 to 57 of the International Cocoa Agreement, 2010.

How to Become an ICCO Member - International Cocoa Agreement 2010

General Information

Further information on the ICCO, the cocoa market, statistics, meetings, or any other subject related to the world cocoa economy can be obtained by contacting the Information and Media Officer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.