Monitoring and Advocacy
On behalf of its Members, ECA monitors and reports on regulatory developments of areas that are of paramount concern to the cocoa sector. These areas include Pesticides & Contaminants, Trade, Logistics & Warehousing, Sustainability, and Environment.
ECA is also a member of the Agri-Food Chain Roundtable For Plant Protection (AFRCT-PP), which constitutes an informal platform for agri-food chain partners to discuss and share information on plant protection, including biocides, biocontrol solutions and the implications of developing new plant breeding techniques for crop protection. The AFRCT-PP brings together industry associations in the agri-food chain whose activities are impacted by the European legislative framework on plant protection.
February 2022 – European Cocoa Association Position Paper on Deforestation
April 2022 – European Cocoa Association Statement on traceability through polygon mapping
May 2022 – European Cocoa Association Position Paper on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence
November 2022 – European Cocoa Association Position Paper on Forced Labour
- Federation of Cocoa Commerce (FCC)
- World Cocoa Foundation (WCF)
- International Cocoa Organisation (ICCO) – Member of the Consultative Board
- Codex Alimentarius Commission of the FAO (observer status)
In addition, ECA is a Member of the Primary Food Processors Platform which is composed of the European Committee of Sugar Manufacturers (CEFS), the European Flour Millers, the EU Vegetable Oil and Proteinmeal industry association (Fediol), Starch Europe and the European Vegetable Protein Association (Euvepro).