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Contract Terms & Conditions

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Charter Document

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What are the advantages of GCA arbitration?

Arbitration is an impartial and inexpensive method for resolving disputes between contract parties. GCA members have saved significant amounts of money by using GCA arbitrations instead of more costly legal proceedings.

Who initiates an arbitration, the buyer or the seller, and how?

Either party to a contract may demand arbitration on any tendered portion of a contract, unless provided for otherwise in the contract. Demands for arbitration forms are available at the GCA offices. One party files and the other is given the opportunity to answer. If both parties agree on a statement of the facts and issues in dispute, they may file jointly. After all statements and replies have been submitted, the Secretary convenes an arbitration panel to conduct an arbitration.

Is it necessary to be a member of the GCA to arbitrate?

It is not necessary to be a member to arbitrate, however, being a member means paying lower arbitration fees.

What are the advantages of GCA arbitration?

Arbitration is an impartial and inexpensive method for resolving disputes between contract parties. GCA members have saved significant amounts of money by using GCA arbitrations instead of more costly legal proceedings.

Is it necessary to be a member of the GCA to arbitrate?

It is not necessary to be a member to arbitrate, however, being a member means paying lower arbitration fees.

This is intended only as a summation. For more information, please contact the Green Coffee Association, Inc.

Recommended Best Practices for the Reconditioning of Damaged Coffee Bags

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Recommended Warehouse Storage Guidelines

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Recommended Warehouse/ Plant Receiving Best Practices

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Weighing - Best Practices

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Current Warehouse Stocks

as of September 15, 2021

Historical Warehouse Stocks (Members Only)

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GCA Statement on Piracy

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GCA Statement on Packaging

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Complimentary Model Analysis Template for Green Coffee Template

Domestic Transportation Best Practices

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FSMA Addendum to Domestic Transportation Best Practices

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Broker/Shipper Transportation Agreement (Members only)

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