a) Main cashew producing countries/regions:
- Vietnam Cashew Association (VINACAS)
- Cashew Export Promotion Council of India (CEPCI)
- Brazilian Association of Cashew Nut Manufacturers (SINDICAJU)
- African Cashew Alliance (ACA), as special regional member representing without exclusivity: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania and Gambia.
b) Other qualified players from producing countries: Sri Lanka, Burma, Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Bangladesh, China, Laos, Australia, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
c) Snack food global companies marketing cashews, such as Kraft, Olam International, Intersnack, etc.
d) In addition, possible collaboration with associations of cashew kernel marketers, roasters, handlers, processors, and importers, such as AFI-USA, CENTA-UK, JNA-Japan, Australia Cashew Association, ANIC-Australia, and NZV-Holland.
Under this agreement, a Steering Committee was established to oversee the activities of the Council for 2 years, set the strategic plan of actions and define the budget.