• Côte d’Ivoire Turmoil Jeopardizes Coffee and Cocoa Trade with U.S. and E.U.
  • April 7, 2011 | Authors: Kara M. Bombach; Erik Zietse
  • Law Firms: Greenberg Traurig, LLP - Washington Office ; Greenberg Traurig, LLP - Amsterdam Office
  • Imagine you sit in an office overlooking the Port of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, one of Europe’s main entry point for cocoa imports. As you enjoy your morning cup of coffee, you glance out the window and notice the usual hustle and bustle of ships, cargo containers, and port workers is oddly calm at the docks where the cocoa is normally handled. This is the current scene in many European ports and harbors dedicated to cocoa imports from Africa. But why?