Categories of Membership

Membership is divided into 5 categories - Voting, Associate, Non-Voting, Group and Honorary


Voting is open to those engaged in the trade of cocoa beans and cocoa products.

Voting membership is subdivided into the following sectors:

  1. Production/Exportation - Voting members based in countries which produce cocoa beans and/or export cocoa beans, cocoa products or related articles;
  2. Industry - Voting members engaged in the processing of cocoa beans, cocoa products or related articles;
  3. Trade - any other Voting members.

Associate membership is open to those engaged in the trade of cocoa beans and cocoa products which are not able to meet the financial requirements for Voting membership.

Associate membership is also subdivided into the following sectors:

  1. Production/Exportation - Associate members based in countries which produce cocoa beans and/or export cocoa beans, cocoa products or related articles;
  2. Industry - Associate members engaged in the processing of cocoa beans, cocoa products or related articles;
  3. Trade - any other Associate members.

Non-Voting membership is open to those engaged in activities ancillary to the trade and who are not parties to the FCC contract.

Group membership is open to subsidiaries or affiliates of members in either the Voting or Non-Voting Category.

 

Capital Requirements

Voting Member Capital Assets ≥ £500 000
Associate Member Capital Assets ≥ £100,000 and Capital Assets < £500,000
Group Members of a Voting Member's Group Capital Assets ≥ £500,000
Non-Voting Member n/a
Group Members of a Non-Voting Member's Group n/a