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The History of the Bremen Cotton Exchange

1608Founding of the Guild of Tree Silk Makers
1857Following 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
1872Founding 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.
1873Arbitration: 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.
1886Joining of the Association of the South German Cotton Industry, followed by other German spinning associations.
1889Bestowal of legal status by the Senate of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen.
1894Joining 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.
1900Laying of the foundation stone of the Exchange building, inauguration in 1902.
1903Imports 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
1906Joining of the Swiss Association of Spinners, Twisters and Weavers which is represented on the Board of Directors.
1912Largest import volume via Bremen: 2.8 million bales.
1914Opening of the Bremen Cotton Futures Market.
1927Import of 2.6 million bales via Bremen.
1946Recommencement of cotton imports with 250,000 bales, mainly from U.S. government stocks.
1950Cotton imports via Bremen again reach 1 million bales.
1954Liberalisation of cotton imports.
1955Setting up of the Laboratory of the Bremen Cotton Exchange.
1956Bremen Cotton Futures Market reopens.
1957Imports of 1.7 million bales of cotton.
1961Completion of the multi-storey car park.
1963New edition of the Rules of the Bremen Cotton Exchange is put into effect.
19641st International Cotton Testing Conference.
1969Founding of the Fibre Institute Bremen e.V.
1971Bremen Cotton Futures Market closes as hedging becomes difficult due to monetary influences and government measures
1975The fibre testing laboratory of the Bremen Cotton Exchange becomes a 'designated laboratory' of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
1987More than 1.5 million bales imported via Bremen.
1989Integration of the Laboratory of the Bremen Cotton Exchange into the Fibre Institute Bremen.
1997125th Anniversary of the Bremen Cotton Exchange.
200025th International Cotton Conference.
2005Adoption of the EU community trade mark "International Cotton Emblem".
2006The 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.
2009Re-opening of the cotton-lab and wool-lab at the Bremen Cotton Exchange.
201030th International Cotton Conference.
2011Founding 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
2014The Bremen Cotton Exchange becomes founding member of the Partnership of Sustainable Textiles, initiated by Federal Development Minister Dr. Gerd Müller.
2015Official 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.

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