The latest version of the ICA Bylaws & Rules is now available as a free download from our website in the following languages: Chinese, French, Portuguese and Russian.
The ICA Bylaws & Rules were originally created in 1863 to regulate the sale and purchase of raw cotton. They can be applied to contracts covering the purchase and sale of cotton between any two companies, anywhere in the world. They are continuously updated in line with current industry practice and are published in a variety of languages.
Today, it is estimated that the majority of the world’s cotton is traded internationally under ICA Bylaws & Rules and, whilst they have changed with time, their aim remains the same – to create a safe trading environment and protect the legitimate interests of all those who trade cotton, whether buyer or seller.