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Article Comparison - International Cocoa Agreement

Chapter XI
Information, studies and research

Article 42
Information

1. The 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. Such information shall include:

(a) Statistical information on world production, prices, exports and imports, consumption and stocks of cocoa;

(b) Insofar as is considered appropriate, technical information on the cultivation, marketing, transportation, processing, utilization and consumption of cocoa; and

(c) Information on government policies, taxation, national standards, regulations and legislation relating to cocoa.

2. The Council shall at appropriate times, but not less than twice in any cocoa year, publish estimates of production of cocoa beans and grindings for that cocoa year.