Who We Are

The ICAC is an association of members of cotton producing, consuming and trading countries. The Committee was formed in 1939, and the Secretariat was established in 1946. The annual budget is US$1.8 million, of which about 85% comes from members assessments and 15% from the sale of subscriptions and participant fees at meetings and seminars. There are 10 members of the Secretariat originating from seven countries, primarily working from one office in Washington, DC. Documents are published in English, French and Spanish, monthly summaries are available in Russian, and annual summaries are available in both Arabic and Russian.

Mission, Vision and Values

Mission
To serve the cotton and textile community through promotion, knowledge sharing, innovation, partnerships and providing a forum for discussion of cotton issues of international significance.

Vision
Prosperity through a sustainable cotton industry

Values
Excellence
Innovation
Objective
Trustworthy
Receptive
Passionate

Officers of the Standing Committee

Mr. Selman Kurt

Turkey

Immediate Past Chair

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Mr Anshul Sharma

India

Chair

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Mr Patrick Packnett

USA

Vice Chair

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Mr James Johnson

USA

Chair of the Subcommittee on Budget

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Strategic Plan

At the meeting of the Steering Committee during the 76th Plenary Meeting in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, on 27 October 2017, it was agreed that a Strategy Committee be formed to have oversight of ICAC’s Strategic Review process and ensure that timelines and key objectives were being met. The objective of the Strategic Review was to enhance the comprehensiveness of the ICAC’s current statistical, technical, trade and policy streams of work. The Strategy Committee conducted the Strategic Review of the ICAC, leading to the creation of this Strategic Plan. 

Progress will be monitored annually against the Plan, although the ultimate success of the Strategic Plan can only be judged by at term end, in 2021.

To view the 2020 ICAC Annual Report, which includes the full text of the Strategic Plan, please click here

Strategic Plan of ICAC 

ICAC Rules & Regulations

As adopted by the 31st Plenary Meeting, June 16, 1972, with amendments through 5 December 2019 at the 78th Plenary Meeting. The changes were approved by the Standing Committee Meeting # 567, on 15 October 2020. 

As adopted by the 31st Plenary Meeting, June 16, 1972, with amendments through 5 December 2019 at the 78th Plenary Meeting. The changes were approved by the Standing Committee Meeting # 567, on 15 October 2020. 

As adopted by the 31st Plenary Meeting, June 16, 1972, with amendments through 5 December 2019 at the 78th Plenary Meeting. The changes were approved by the Standing Committee Meeting # 567, on 15 October 2020. 

As approved by the Standing Committee on November 17, 1998

Letter from US Department of State. 17 November,1981

Designating the International Cotton Advisory Committee as a Public international organization entitled to enjoy certain privileges,exemptions and immunities. 19 December, 1947

Financial Statements and Independent Auditor's Report for the fiscal years ending in June 2017, June 2018 and June 2019

As adopted by the 31st Plenary Meeting, June 16, 1972, with amendments through 5 December 2019 at the 78th Plenary Meeting. The changes were approved by the Standing Committee Meeting # 567, on 15 October 2020. 

As adopted by the 31st Plenary Meeting,  June 16, 1972, with amendments through 5 December 2019 at the 78th Plenary Meeting.

As Approved by the Standing Committee on 16 April 2020 (SCM#564)

As Approved by the Standing Committee on 16 April 2020 (SCM#564)