• The Deutscher Kaffee-Verband e.V (DKV)

    The Deutscher Kaffee-Verband e.V. (DKV) in Hamburg is the umbrella organization for the German coffee industry. It also conducts arbitrations but only on technical disputes. Quality disputes are dealt with by the Hamburg Coffee Association (Verein der am Caffeehandel betheiligten Firmen in Hamburg), the Association of Hamburg Coffee Import Agents, and the Bremen Coffee Association. The latter also deals with technical disputes, but very seldom. Since Germany offers three possibilities for quality arbitrations (one Bremen and two Hamburg associations) and two for technical arbitrations (DKV and the Bremen association), contracts specifying arbitration in Germany must therefore also state the city and the arbitral body that shall conduct the arbitration.

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