The 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, whether buyer or seller.
It 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 more than 500 members and its membership spans all corners of the globe and represents 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)
Fri, February 17th, 2017
A unique online course for all involved in the commodities trade is now live More
Thu, March 24th, 2016
175-year-old cotton milestone celebrated in print More
Tue, March 12th, 2013
ICA Head of Arbitration More
Tue, March 5th, 2013
We will be delivering our ‘Managing risk in a volatile world’ training course... More
Chamber Events (from International Trade)
Mon, March 13th, 2017, 0:00
Chamber Business Awards 2017 – Open for Entry More
Thu, March 16th, 2017, 9:00
This course is running one day per week. Beginning Mar 16, Exam will be on Jun 7 More
Tue, April 25th, 2017, 15:45
Converting Clients: Discussing efficient sales and marketing processes every bus... More
Wed, April 26th, 2017, 9:00
Learn how to successfully manage projects using the Agile methodology More
Wed, April 26th, 2017, 18:30
This April, join us for an evening of fine food and entertainment at Anfield More