About the European Cocoa Association

The European Cocoa Association (ECA) is a trade association that groups the major companies involved in the cocoa bean trade and processing, in warehousing and related logistical activities in Europe. Together, ECA Members represent two-thirds of Europe’s cocoa beans grinding, half of Europe's industrial chocolate production and 40% of the world production of cocoa liquor, butter and powder. On behalf of its members, ECA monitors and reports on developments impacting the cocoa sector, both at regulatory and scientific levels. In addition, ECA is actively engaged in European and International fora related to the industry’s contribution to a sustainable cocoa economy.

Read here the ECA Competition Law Compliance. 


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The Q2 2018 statistics will be published on July 16th 2018 at 8 am (7am UK time; 2am NY time) - to be confirmed.

News & events 13/02/2018

ICCO World Cocoa Conference 2018

The 2018 Edition of the ICCO World Cocoa Conference will take place between 22-25 April in Berlin (Germany). More details on the programme and registration here. 


Belize Cacao Trade and Investment Mission: May 8 – 11, 2018

The Embassy of Belize to Belgium invite you to attend the Belize Cacao Trade and Investment Mission in 2018 (8-11 May 2018 in Belize). Registration and more information here.



The 6th edition of CHOCOA will take place between 21-25 February in Amsterdam. Join leading figures from the cocoa and the chocolate world during the trade fair, workshops and conference. 

Find our more about the event and register here. 

"So noble a confection, more than nectar & ambrosia, the true food of the gods"

Dr. Etienne Bachot (1610-1687; French physician)

“Nowhere else has nature compressed such a store of the most valuable nutrients into such a small space as it has with the cocoa bean.”

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Alexander Von Humboldt (1769-1859; German naturalist & traveller)

"Look, there's no metaphysics on earth like chocolates"

Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935; Portuguese poet)

"The superiority of chocolate, both for health and nourishment, will soon give it the same preference over tea and coffee in America which it has in Spain"

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826; third President of the USA)