Association of Coffee Producing Countries

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Association of Coffee Producing Countries

An international organization that attempted to influence global coffee prices much the way OPEC influences oil prices. It was unsuccessful in this mission and, as a result of financial problems, dissolved itself in 2002.
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The author notes that her analysis focuses on American Protestants, yet the discussion of the ACPC cannot be fully told without a detailed examination of the American Jewish Zionists who helped to establish and fund this Protestant organization.
Significantly, both the creation of the ACPC and the disclosure-of-assets legislation in 2007 did not involve meaningful consultations with civil-society groups.
Indonesia being a member of the ACPC is bound by its rules including on coffee retention which failed to lift the coffee price.
ACPC members, which represent about 70 percent of world production, agreed to reduce exports in an attempt to boost prices.
This year DHL, Millennium International/Aero Express and the ACPC will bring together domestic and international airlines and hundreds of aviation supply companies for airline industry roundtable discussions, breakout sessions with suppliers and an aviation networking forum.
The response continues: "In all cases, the ACPC overview report should contain an executive summary that will be made public, which includes as a minimum, information about the review process, key issues arising from the case and the recommendations which have been made.
Andrea Hickman, Independent Chair of the ACPC, said: "All agencies involved have agreed the action plan and we will be monitoring closely its implementation.
The ACPC have appointed an independent chairman to identify any lessons that can be learnt
Around 10,000 copies of the booklet have been issued and now the ACPC - with an eye on the next one - wants to know what people think of it.
Out of 120 local agencies, including homeless groups, mental health organisations and social services, contacted by the ACPC, only 10 have replied so far.
The destruction call was proposed after the 20% retention scheme failed as not all of the ACPC members complied with the scheme.
Future plans for the ACPC include working with other groups to improve support services to young people to help them change their lifestyles.