18 Aug | International Cotton Conference – REGION IN FOCUS: European Union
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|Founding of the Guild of Tree Silk Makers
|Following connection to the German rail network and improved freight tariffs, the Bremen import port becomes the most important transfer point for the cotton industry in Germany
|Founding of the Bremen Cotton Exchange as the "Committee for the Cotton Trade" by cotton traders/brokers (later banks, shipping and forwarding companies, spinning mills and insurance companies joined the committee). Establishment of the "Bremen Cotton Practices" from which the Rules of the Bremen Cotton Exchange emerged.
|Arbitration: The first documented mention of an arbitration decision based on the provisions for the Bremen Cotton Trade.
Arbitrage: The sworn classers Wolff and Sloman class almost 147,000 bales.
|Joining of the Association of the South German Cotton Industry, followed by other German spinning associations.
|Bestowal of legal status by the Senate of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen.
|Joining of the Austrian Cotton Industry which is represented on the Board of Directors. For the first time imports of more then 1 million bales via Bremen.
|Laying of the foundation stone of the Exchange building, inauguration in 1902.
|Imports of more than 1.9 million bales of cotton to Bremen, of wich 1.8 million bales are arbitraged by the Bremen Cotton Exchange, now witch 449 members
|Joining of the Swiss Association of Spinners, Twisters and Weavers which is represented on the Board of Directors.
|Largest import volume via Bremen: 2.8 million bales.
|Opening of the Bremen Cotton Futures Market.
|Import of 2.6 million bales via Bremen.
|Recommencement of cotton imports with 250,000 bales, mainly from U.S. government stocks.
|Cotton imports via Bremen again reach 1 million bales.
|Liberalisation of cotton imports.
|Setting up of the Laboratory of the Bremen Cotton Exchange.
|Bremen Cotton Futures Market reopens.
|Imports of 1.7 million bales of cotton.
|Completion of the multi-storey car park.
|New edition of the Rules of the Bremen Cotton Exchange is put into effect.
|1st International Cotton Testing Conference.
|Founding of the Fibre Institute Bremen e.V.
|Bremen Cotton Futures Market closes as hedging becomes difficult due to monetary influences and government measures
|The fibre testing laboratory of the Bremen Cotton Exchange becomes a 'designated laboratory' of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
|More than 1.5 million bales imported via Bremen.
|Integration of the Laboratory of the Bremen Cotton Exchange into the Fibre Institute Bremen.
|125th Anniversary of the Bremen Cotton Exchange.
|25th International Cotton Conference.
|Adoption of the EU community trade mark "International Cotton Emblem".
|The Bremen Cotton Exhange adopts the Liverpool Rules of the International Cotton Association (ICA), Liverpool with th aim of worldwide uniform rules for the cotton trade.
|Re-opening of the cotton-lab and wool-lab at the Bremen Cotton Exchange.
|30th International Cotton Conference.
|Founding of the International Cotton Association Quality and Research Centre Bremen GmbH (ICA Bremen), making Bremen the international focal point for cotton testing and research, quality training and certification
|The Bremen Cotton Exchange becomes founding member of the Partnership of Sustainable Textiles, initiated by Federal Development Minister Dr. Gerd Müller.
|Official opening of the new testing laboratory of the ICA Bremen by Federal Development Minister Dr. Gerd Müller, within the framework of the 141st General Assembly of the Bremen Cotton Exchange.
|Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the International Cotton Conference Bremen was held completely online for the first time - with great success.