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Eight Intl organizations to attend 69th Plenary Meeting
04
Jun '10
Invitation brochures for the 69th Plenary Meeting of the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) are being mailed this week to governments, cotton industry organizations and plenary meeting participants. The brochures include information about hotels, the city of Lubbock, tour opportunities and a welcome from the Government of the United States. Approximately 500 participants from 50 countries and 8 international organizations are expected to attend the meeting.

The Organizing Committee in the United States has completed arrangements for the meeting and social program in Lubbock, and the agenda of the meeting is being finalized.

Topics of discussion will include:

• Water Use Efficiency, Lessons from Texas (open to all participants)
• Resource Constraints and Cotton Production: Sustaining Cotton's Place in the World Market
• New Developments in Cotton Technologies
• The Impacts of Social and Environmental Standards on Demand for Cotton and Textiles
• Outlook for Prices of Cotton and Competing Commodities
• Past Trade Rounds in the Multilateral Trading System: Are there lessons for the Doha Round?
• Technical Seminar: “How to Lower the Cost of Cotton Production”
• Progress Toward Industry Harmonization and Standardization
• Improving Industry Efficiency in Storage, Transportation and Handling
• Demand Enhancement: building on Successful Efforts
• Cotton Price Risk Management
• Best Practices in Cotton Ginning
• Best Practices in Instrument Testing

The Secretariat of the Committee publishes information related to world cotton production, supply, demand and prices, and provides technical information on cotton production technology. Detailed statistics are found bimonthly in COTTON: Review of the World Situation, $185 per year via email, $225 per year in hard copy. A monthly outlook is available by email for $295 per year. Access to the latest weekly estimates of world cotton supply and use by the Secretariat is available on the Internet for $460 per year.

International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC)

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