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ICA Members Approve Safer Trading Regulations

June 4, 2014

Based on recent changes to the International Cotton Association’s Bylaws & Rules, ICA members are no longer able to trade with firms on the Association’s default list.

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Construction Set to Begin on New Spinning Plant

May 29, 2014

Apparal maker Gildan Activewear will soon begin construction of a new $142 million yarn-spinning plant in Mocksville, NC.

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Supima Honored for Premium Fiber Branding by AAFA

May 7, 2014

The American Apparel and Footwear Association has awarded Supima the American Image Award for Premium Fiber Branding.

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International Cotton Schools Prepare to Host Rising Leaders of Global Cotton

May 5, 2014

Young cotton professionals around the globe are once again gearing up for first class learning opportunities this summer in Memphis and Lubbock.

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Bullish Market Run Continues As Weather Concerns Mount

May 2, 2014

Cotton prices settled 100 to 200 points higher on the week as bullish fundamentals continue to build and speculative funds add to their already bullish positions.

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The Long Reach of China’s Cotton Policy

May 2, 2014

The ICAC anticipates increases in world consumption of cotton and mill use in the coming year, but also projects declines in cotton production and world trade. All can be traced to changes in China’s cotton policy.

Cotton Council International Launches New COTTON USA Identity

May 1, 2014

Cotton Council International is revitalizing and re-launching its 25-year old flagship brand, COTTON USA.

World Cotton Contract In Development Could Provide New Market Option

May 1, 2014

A new World Cotton Contract - designed to work alongside and be complimentary with the current No. 2 contract - is being developed by IntercontinentalExchange for a fourth quarter 2014 launch.

Trade Mission to Promote U.S. Cotton Advantages to Indonesian Textile Executives

April 29, 2014

Executives from 12 Indonesian textile companies will get a close look at U.S. cotton production, processing, and marketing and meet with U.S. exporters during a COTTON USA Special Trade Mission to the U.S. in May.

ITMF-ICCTM Approves Updated HVI Guidelines

April 8, 2014

The International Textile Manufacturers Federation’s (ITMF) International Committee on Cotton Testing Methods (ICCTM) has approved updates to the Guidelines for Standardized Instrument Testing of Cotton.

ITMF-ICCTM Gives Full Recognition to AQUALAB for Fiber Testing

April 4, 2014

The ITMF International Committee on Cotton Testing Methods has awarded full recognition to AQUALAB, a fiber-testing instrument produced by Mesdan S.p.A.

300 Participants Attend First Egypt International Cotton Conference

March 31, 2014

More than 300 participants attended the First International Cotton Conference, conducted by the Egyptian Cotton Research Institute.

More Than 500 Participants Gather in Bremen for International Cotton Conference

March 28, 2014

More than 500 attendees from 40 nations participated in the 32nd International Cotton Conference held in Bremen, Germany March 19-21.

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Jordan Lea Elected ICA President

October 16, 2014

Jordan Lea, chairman of Eastern Trading Company in Greenville, SC, has been elected 2014/15 president of the International Cotton Association.

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Plexus: Market Still Has More Questions than Answers

October 3, 2014

Recent news from China has left the market cautiously bearish, mindful of the fact that there is still a lot of harvest time weather to negotiate.

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ICAC – Lower World Cotton Prices to Persist in 2014/15

October 3, 2014

Noting the predicted 1.8 million tons of surplus cotton production and changes in China's cotton policy, a recent report from International Cotton Advisory Committee says prices are unlikely to rise to the levels of the last two seasons.

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New Global Cotton Futures Contract Coming Early 2015

October 2, 2014

After a few regulatory delays, IntercontinentalExchange plans to launch its postponed global cotton futures contract early next year.

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Nicosia Predicts Cotton to Rally Near $1 Over Next Decade

October 1, 2014

Cotton growers may not be happy with current world prices. But patience may pay off over the next decade, predicted industry expert Joe Nicosia of Louis Dreyfus Commodites.

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Agreement Ends U.S.- Brazil WTO Cotton Dispute

October 1, 2014

The National Cotton Council expressed appreciation for the U.S. government’s successful efforts to conclude the U.S.-Brazil trade dispute in the World Trade Organization through negotiation, thereby avoiding trade retaliation.

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China Announces Cuts to Cotton Import Quotas

September 22, 2014

In a move that could add more pressure to global cotton prices, China has announced that it will cut 2015 cotton import quotas to the minimum 894,000 tons required under its commitments to the World Trade Organization.

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Brazil Cotton Production and Exports Below Forecast Targets

September 18, 2014

Low prices and larger-than-anticipated production cuts will leave Brazil’s cotton export numbers well below forecast, and could dash the country’s status as the world’s third largest cotton shipper.

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Twenty-One Students Graduate from Texas International Cotton School

August 22, 2014

Twenty-one students from the United States and six other countries graduated from the Texas International Cotton School, held August 4-15 at Texas Tech University.

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U.S. Production, Exports and Ending Stocks Increase in Past Month, Says USDA

August 12, 2014

USDA’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates for August show forecasted increases in production, exports and ending stocks for U.S. cotton.

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ICAC – Convergence of Cotton and Polyester Prices Should Improve Demand for Cotton

August 7, 2014

With the prices for cotton and polyester converging on the world market, the International Cotton Advisory Committee expects world consumption of cotton to increase five percent to 24.5 million tons in 2014/15.