International Cotton Association Ltd (ICA)

ICA is the world's leading cotton trade association and arbitral authority. Our aim is to protect the legitimate interests of all those who trade cotton; buyer or seller.

ICA began life over 170 years ago in 1841 in Liverpool, UK, when a group of cotton brokers created a set of bylaws and rules to help regulate the sale and purchase of raw cotton.

Today, the majority of the world's cotton is still traded under ICA Bylaws & Rules. The rules have changed with time, but their aim remains the same; to create a safe trading environment.

The ICA now has over 500 members and its membership spans all corners of the globe, representing all sectors of the supply chain.

The ICA operates on a not-for-profit basis and, in addition to its Bylaws & Rules, it offers a range of services - arbitration, training, trade and networking events, plus cotton testing and research via ICA Bremen.

News from International Cotton Association Ltd (ICA)

Leading commodity management qualification grows to Stage 3

Fri, January 5th, 2018

One of the world’s leading academic institutions, the University of Liverpool... More

Professional Certificate in Commodity Management Launched

Fri, February 17th, 2017

A unique online course for all involved in the commodities trade is now live More

175-year-old cotton milestone celebrated in print

Thu, March 24th, 2016

175-year-old cotton milestone celebrated in print More

Liverpool based ICA appoints new ‘head of arbitration’

Tue, March 12th, 2013

ICA Head of Arbitration More

'Managing Risk' Training All Set For Dubai

Tue, March 5th, 2013

We will be delivering our ‘Managing risk in a volatile world’ training course... More

Chamber Events (from International Trade)

Northern Powerhouse trade mission to India

Mon, February 19th, 2018, 8:30

India is forecast to further progress to become the second largest market for IT More

Liverpool South Business Networking

Tue, February 20th, 2018, 8:00

life’s amazing More

China Business Clinics - Food & Drink Sector (Liverpool)

Tue, February 20th, 2018, 10:00

China Business Advisor and Sector Lead for Food & Drink More

Know Property Services Cocktail Evening Networking Event

Tue, February 20th, 2018, 17:30

Beat the January blues and join us! More

Terracotta Warriors Special Events

Tue, February 20th, 2018, 19:30

An Evening with Edward Burman More

International Cotton Association Ltd (ICA)

6th Floor, Walker House, Exchange Flags, LIVERPOOL, Merseyside, L2 3YL.

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