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with the textile industry since 1935, The Gdynia Cotton
Association is the non-profit, non-commercial international
corporation of professional character whose members are
over 100 companies from 11 countries.
The mission of the Gdynia Cotton
Association is to create economically and structurally strong
cotton industry in Poland and on the international arena
by enhancing both the activities of our members and also
those of the institutions, authorities and organisations
interested in cotton and other fibres.
The GCA carries this mission out acting as a cooperation and consultation forum in the scope of issues pertaining to turnover, processing, laboratory testing and settling disputes, considering cotton and other fibres as well as ready-made goods and semi-product made thereof.
Cotton Advisory Committee, whose task is to process
on the world scale the statistical data on production
and processing of cotton and to search for new technologies
of growing and processing of cotton. The GCA represents
the Government of Poland in this organisation.
We are the signatory of the Universal Cotton Standards
Agreement between the USDA and the most important
cotton organisations in the world.
for Co-operation between Cotton Associations, which
is to co-ordinate the activities of the particular Cotton
Associations in order to develop the broadly understood
cotton industry and trade of this raw material.
We are a member of EUROCOTON – European Committee on Cotton and Allied Textile Industriese
We collaborate with various foreign and international organizations and bodies, such as: International Forum for Cotton Promotion in Washington, European Cotton Confederation, ITMF in Zurich, Cotton Council International in London, National Cotton Council in Washington, Cotton Incorporated in Cary, North Carolina and Cotton Associations in particular countries.
Gdynia Cotton Association provides the following services
to its members:
value differences tables
Issues electronic Newsletter and quarterly issued Bulletin on cotton and textile news
cotton classification courses
seminars and trainings on contractual clauses, Incoterms,
By-laws and Rules, and world cotton situation
of representatives of trading companies and processing
industry where the changes in contemporary standardisation
systems are discussed and new official standards
the interests of members with state authorities, international
institutions and other organizations
Assists the Polish government in cooperation with European Commision
and sponsor of the International Cotton Conferences,
quality assured laboratory effects tests:
to Uzbek Norm UzRST 604-93 and O'z Dst 604-2001
content in fibre (Shirley analyser)
content according to Perkins's method
takes part in the interlaboratory comparative check-tests organised by
the USDA and Faserinstitut Bremen. The GCA laboratory was one of the two
pioneer laboratories outside the USA that were nominated by USDA
to take part in the process of preparation of HVI calibration
cotton, when USDA had for the first time decided to consult these
standards with their foreign users.
GDYNIA COTTON ASSOCIATION COTTON CLASSIFICATION COURSES
GDYNIA COTTON ASSOCIATION is the only one Cotton Association in
and the one of the three in the world, holding the cotton classification
The courses are organised in Gdynia, at the GCA Cotton House, and
their duration is 8 weeks.
lectures and practical trainings are in English, Polish or Russian.
The programme of the course includes:
of cottons of various growths, from short to long staple - the manual
laboratory methods of cotton testing, with stress put on HVI and GOST
problems of raw cotton trade, handling and transport,
terms and vocabulary used in the international cotton turnover.
register for the course, please contact the Course co-ordinator:
Mrs. Mieczyslawa Raczynska
phone + 4858/ 6207577, 6207598
fax + 4858/ 6207597
e-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org