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Intergovernmental Group on Tea (EST-722)

Title Intergovernmental Group on Tea
Code EST-722
Sessions and documents

View documents of the Intergovernmental Group on Tea

Legal Framework

Established by the Committee of Commodity Problems (CCP) at its Forty-fourth Session (1969) as the Consultative Committee on tea, following a series of ad hoc intergovernmental consultations under FAO auspices beginning in 1965 and an emergency meeting of tea-exporting countries in 1969 which agreed on an informal export quota arrangement for 1970. The title of this Body was changed in 1971 to that above.

Rules of Procedure

Revised and adopted at the Sixth Session of the Group (1985). RULES OF PROCEDURE

Category Cat. 1

To provide a forum for consultations on and studies of all problems connected with tea. In particular, to conduct a continuing review of short and long term developments in tea production, consumption, trade and prices, to study market structure and the promotion of tea consumption, and to consider international action and prepare proposals for submission to Governments.


Open to all Members and Associate Members of the Organization that are substantially interested in the production or consumption of and trade in tea. Interested non-Member Nations of the Organization that are Members of the United Nations, any of its Specialized Agencies or the International Atomic Energy Agency, may be admitted by the Council of the Organization to Membership in the Group.

Languages English, French and Spanish
Document symbol CCP:TE
Division Trade and Markets Division (EST)
Contact information/email

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First Session December 1969
Pattern of sessions 1969, 1970, 1974 (Special Session), 1976, 1977 (twice), 1985, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016

Subsidiary Body of the Committee on Commodity Problems