In the framework of the Harkin –Engel protocol
signed in September 2001, the threat not to access the US market with the cocoa beans produced in Côte d’Ivoire was a very heavy burden for the
Ivorian cocoa, with the certification of the cocoa production process scheduled by July 1st 2005.
The certification deals with the issue of worst forms of child labor in the cocoa sector. ( Learn more...