Introduction by ICGA President

"Welcome to the International Chewing Gum Association. I hope you find the information you need on this website. 

Chewing gum has been part of life dating back to the Ancient Greeks but the gum we know and love has its roots in 19th century America. Since then a niche product has become part of mainstream life enjoyed daily by many millions of consumers throughout the world and provides thousands of jobs. The top gum markets are spread throughout North and South America, Asia, and Europe making chewing gum a truly global industry. Born out of the 2005 merger between the US National Association of Chewing Gum Manufacturers (NACGM) and the European Association of the Chewing Gum Industry (EACGI), ICGA is the leading voice of the chewing gum industry."

ICGA President






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Who we are

ICGA is the association that understands and represents the unique chewing gum industry. With large and small business members, ICGA is the global association representing the interests of the entire chewing gum supply chain, from ingredients to chewing gum base to finished chewing gum.


Our mission

Our objectives

As the voice of the global chewing gum and chewing gum base industry, ICGA represents the interests of its members in forums at the international, regional, national and local levels...

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Our commitments

ICGA’s approach to policy making is based on its members' commitment to safety, quality, and variety...

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Value Sales for Gum by Region (2011)


Our activities

ICGA’s advocacy and communications focus on chewing gum ingredient safety, labeling and claims. ICGA advocates the interests of the industry before policy- and decision-makers on ingredient safety, labeling, claims, and other issues that impact how chewing gum is made, labeled, and marketed. The association also strives to keep its members informed on global legislative, regulatory, and policy developments that could affect their businesses.

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