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The latest news headlines from professional associations and other groups involved in the steel industry.

Since it was founded in 1959, the Latin American Iron and Steel Institute (Alacero) has always sought to promote the values of a regional integration in the industry to strengthen and defend interests and rights of steel manufacturing companies. Before 2011, Alacero was known as Ilafa (Instituto Latinoamericano del Fierro y el Acero).

Fedemetal Chamber and the Columbian Committee of Steel Producers at ANDI

American Galvanizing Association

Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, The

American Institute for International Steel

The American Institute for International Steel (AIIS) is the only steel-related trade association which supports free trade. The Institute accomplishes its mission through advocacy, networking, communications and education.

International Molybdenum Association (IMOA)

American Institute of Steel Construction

The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), headquartered in Chicago, is a not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry in the United States.

International Stainless Steel Forum

Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) is a non-profit research organization, which serves as the world forum on various aspects of the international stainless steel industry. ISSF was founded in 1996.

American Iron and Steel Institute

AISI serves as the voice of the North American steel industry in the public policy arena and advances the case for steel in the marketplace as the preferred material of choice. AISI also plays a lead role in the development and application of new steels and steelmaking technology. AISI is comprised of 23 member companies, including integrated and electric furnace steelmakers, and approximately 125 associate members who are suppliers to or customers of the steel industry. AISI's member companies represent over three quarters of both U.S. and North American steel capacity.

International Steel Trade Association

American Line Pipe Producers Association


IREPAS is a global association of producers and exporters of long steel products.

American Metal Market

Japan Iron and Steel Federation

Argentine Chamber of Steel

Metals Service Center Institute

The Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) is a trade association that supports and represents most elements of the metals value chain, including metals producers, distributors, and processors and, to a lesser extent, the interests of metals users. Its primary membership consists of metals service centers – businesses that inventory and distribute metals for industrial customers and perform first-stage processing.

ASM International

National Society of Industries (Metal-Mechanic Committee) of Peru

Association for Iron and Steel Technology

The Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) is a non-profit organization with 16,000 members from more than 70 countries. With 29 Technology Committees and 22 Local Members Chapters, AIST represents an incomparable network of steel industry knowledge and expertise. Its mission is to advance the technical development, production, processing and application of iron and steel.

Rebar Trade Action Coalition

Association of Women in the Metal Industries

Association of Women in the Metal Industries (AWMI) is an organization of professionals, founded in California in 1981, to promote and develop the growth of women in the metal industries. AWMI believes that women in similar industries can benefit themselves and their companies through relationships, education and shared knowledge.


The South East Asia Iron and Steel Institute (SEAISI) is a technical institute; its main objective is to promote the iron and steel industry in the South East Asian region. It achieves its objectives by facilitating technology transfer from around the world, especially from Australia, Japan, Korea and Taiwan.

ASTM International

Specialty Steel Industry of North America

The Specialty Steel Industry of North America (SSINA) is a voluntary trade association representing virtually all the producers of specialty steel in North America. Its members produce a variety of products including bar, rod, wire, angles, plate, sheet and strip, in stainless steel and other specialty steels.

Brazil Steel Institute

Stainless Steel Tube Trade Advancement Committee (SSTTAC)


The Mexican Iron and Steel Industry Chamber (CANACERO)brings together Mexican manufacturers and processors of steel, and those closely associated with the industry.

Steel Manufacturers Association

The Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) consists of 34 North American steel producers who account for over 75% of domestic steelmaking capacity. SMA’s members represent a growing and dynamic segment of North America’s steel industry. Most are EAF steel producers, or mini-mills, who use a feedstock almost entirely composed of recycled steel scrap to make new steel.

Canadian Steel Producers Association

Steel Market Development Institute

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) is a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI). SMDI’s objective is to grow the markets for steel in the automotive, construction and container industries and for value-added long products, as well as in non-traditional steel markets such as energy. The SMDI also influences local, state and federal officials on the benefits of steel to ensure legislation that provides a level playing field for steel products and practices.

China Iron and Steel Association

Steel Recycling Institute

The Steel Recycling Institute (SRI) is an industry association that promotes and sustains the recycling of all steel products. The SRI educates the solid waste industry, government, business and ultimately the consumer about the benefits of steel's continuous recycling cycle.

Committee on Pipe and Tube Imports

Turkish Steel Producers Association

Electric Metal Makers Guild

UK Steel


EUROFER, the European Steel Association, is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium and was founded in 1976. It represents 100% of steel production in the European Union.

United Steelworkers

The United Steelworkers union (USW) represents 850,000 workers in North America employed in many industries that include metals, rubber, chemicals, paper, oil refining and the service and public sectors.


World Steel Association

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) represents approximately 170 steel producers (including 17 of the world's 20 largest steel companies), national and regional steel industry associations, and steel research institutes. worldsteel members represent around 85% of world steel production.

Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International

World Steel Dynamics

Latest News

Canada, Mexico Won't Adopt USMCA Trade Agreement With Section 232 Tariffs in Place, Senator Says

14 Feb 2019 - Mexico and Canada won’t ratify the new United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) unless the Trump administration lifts the Section 232 tariffs on Canadian and Mexican steel and aluminum, according to Senate Finance Chairman Charles E. Grassley.

Nucor Executive Takes Over as SMA Chairman

07 Feb 2019 - The Steel Manufacturers Association has elected Nucor executive Dave Sumoski as chairman of the EAF-focused trade group. 

Association: Hard Brexit Could Impact One-Third of U.K. Steel Exports

05 Feb 2019 - A no-deal exit from the European Union has the potential disrupt nearly one-third of the United Kingdom’s steel production and would add significant costs for producers there, warns the UK Steel trade association.  

Steel Federation Chairman Looks for Japanese Crude Steel Production to Rise

31 Jan 2019 - Although Japan’s crude steel production fell to a nine-year low in 2018, strong construction demand and other factors should help to increase production this year, the chairman of the Japan Iron and Steel Federation tells the Reuters news service. 

Trump Signs Executive Order Expanding Buy American Preferences

31 Jan 2019 - President Trump on Thursday signed an executive order that strengthens Buy American preferences for infrastructure projects. 

Steel Has an Important Role in Fighting Climate Change, Building Circular Economy, Says World Steel Director

30 Jan 2019 - Steel has an important role to play in the development of modern society, but if it is to remain a material of choice, then the industry needs to better make that case to the public, said the director general of the World Steel Association. 

EUROFER, Steelmakers Wrap Up Work on Standardized Coil Quality ID System 

25 Jan 2019 - The European Steel Association and industry partners have concluded a three-year program to develop an automated – and standardized – system for calling out flaws in coils. 

A New Congress Begins, and New Leadership Takes the Helm of Steel Caucus 

25 Jan 2019 - U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb, a Pennsylvania Democrat serving the Pittsburgh region, has been named chairman of the Congressional Steel Caucus. 

Chinese Steel Industry to Focus on 'Production Optimization' in 2019, Says Association Chairman

14 Jan 2019 - As it continues to execute supply-side reforms, China’s steel industry likely will switch gears this year and begin to consolidate and streamline operations, the chairman of the China Iron and Steel Association has said. 

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