The latest version of the ICA Bylaws & Rules has been translated into six foreign languages – Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish – and they are available as a free download from our website.
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 still traded 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.