AIC Statutes


Statutes for download: (statutes.pdf)

Based on the statutes approved by vote of the regular members in Winterthur, Switzerland, 10 August 1988. Modified by the 2002-2005 and 2006-2009 AIC Executive Committees, and approved by vote of the regular members in the General Assembly in Hangzhou, China, 14 July 2007. With a modification introduced by the 2006-2009 AIC Executive Committee, presented at the General Assembly 2009 in Sydney, and approved by vote of the regular members on 3 December 2009. With a modification introduced by the 2010-2013 AIC Executive Committee, presented at the General Assembly 2013 in Newcastle, and approved by the regular members.



Some of the changes approved in 2007 are:

• The previous category of “observer” has been changed into “individual member”, allowing persons domiciled in any country (even in countries with a national color association that is an AIC regular member) to become an individual member. The idea behind this is to have more direct contact with the people.

• The General Assembly is to be held every 2 years (at Midterm Meetings and Congresses) instead of every 4 years (only at Congresses).

• The membership dues are to be voted on by members rather than fixed by the Statutes or established by the Executive Committee.

• The different Guidelines that appeared at the end of the 1988 statutes have been placed in separate documents. These guidelines are approved by the AIC Executive Committee.


The modification approved in 2009 is about article 4, Regular Members:

• The category of “region” is added to the category of “country”, with the aim of making the AIC more open to color associations which previously could not have a place as regular members. However, the AIC Executive Committee decides in which cases the incorporation of a regular member from a region is pertinent and creates no conflict with the existing regular members.


The main changes approved in 2013 are:

In article 7, Executive Committee:

The term of the executive committee members was reduced from 4 to 2 years.

The ordinary members shall be eligible for one re-election.

The Secretary/Treasurer shall be eligible for three re-elections.

The retiring Vice President shall automatically continue as President for an additional 2-year term and will then have the role of Past President for a 2-years term.

The Past-President position is a “consultant” position or trustable advisor in order to benefit the work of the EC.

The editor of the Journal of the AIC will be invited to attend the EC meetings.

Also, in article 8, Financial:

• The annual subscription for an associate member shall be determined by the Executive Committee but shall not be below 75% of the regular member fee.