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International Coffee Organisation

Volume 405: debated on Tuesday 13 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions her Department has had with her US counterpart regarding the possibility of the USA joining the International Coffee Organisation. [111581]

I have been asked to reply.The Secretary of State has had no direct discussion with her US counterpart on this issue. However, the UK supported International Coffee Organisation Council Resolution 413, approved on 27 September 2002, inviting the USA to join.