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Up-to-date information is provided to member companies via circulars and via internet (members-only access). Information and experience exchange through ICMA conventions and working groups. Seminars and training courses for member companies.

Food and Labelling Law, Quality Management. The ICMA is the platform for all confectionery-specific issues in the areas of food and labelling law, quality, health, and consumer protection. The ICMA represents the confectionery industry's interests in matters concerning national legislation.

Nutrition Policy. The ICMA fights for fair legal framework for the manufacturing and marketing of confectionery and combats statutory restrictions and product discrimination.

Trade. The ICMA proposed to review delivery contracts with trading companies on the lookout for unreasonable contractual arrangements. It will also works together with market research institutions.

Foreign Trade. The ICMA supports its members in matters concerning exports, customs and excise as well as export refunds, cross-border-processing legislation, issues concerning foreign export and labelling regulations.

Raw Materials and Agricultural Policy. The ICMA represents the confectionery industry's interest’s matters concerning agricultural market regimes and international treaties on raw materials. The main focus is on securing the industry's long-term raw material supplies, on competition with biofuels, the assumption of social responsibility, and fending off restrictions and trade barriers.

Environment and Packaging. The ICMA supports its members regarding sector-specific issues concerning return systems for sales and transport packaging. It also cooperates in matters concerning new legislation on waste, sewage and emissions regulations and in the field of plant approvals.

Social Policy / Labour Law. The ICMA pursues its independent industrial relations policy. The ICMA concludes collective pay agreements for its pay-scale member companies and their employees. On request, non-pay-scale members are also advised on matters concerning and labor law.

Public Relations. The ICMA maintains intensive contacts with journalists, opinion makers, and consumer organizations on behalf of its member companies. In addition, the ICMA coordinates PR concepts and their implementation both regarding overarching topics such as nutrition and health as well as individual product groups such as especially ice cream and chocolate.

Official Statistics. The ICMA draws up summaries and evaluations of sector-specific survey results. It cooperates with the creation of sector-related statistics at international level.

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