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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).

Indian Steel Association

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


ASM International

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.

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.

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

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.

Rebar Trade Action Coalition

ASTM International


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.

Brazil Steel Institute

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.


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

Stainless Steel Tube Trade Advancement Committee (SSTTAC)

Canadian Steel Producers Association

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.

China Iron and Steel 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.

Committee on Pipe and Tube Imports

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.

Electric Metal Makers Guild

Turkish Steel Producers Association


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.

UK Steel


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.

Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International

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.

Fedemetal Chamber and the Columbian Committee of Steel Producers at ANDI

World Steel Dynamics

Indian Steel Association

WV Stahl

Latest News

Global Steel Dynamics Forum Builds on Already Stellar Agenda

25 May 2023 - Organizers of the Global Steel Dynamics Forum are finalizing what is looking to be a world-class agenda for the conference’s inaugural year, and more of the steel industry’s bold-faced names are soon to be announced as speakers.

Biden Administration Focused on Negotiating CO2-Based Steel Import Restriction

16 May 2023 - The Biden Administration is continuing to work toward an arrangement with the European Union that would penalize imports of CO2-intensive steel, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo told steel industry players on Tuesday, according to the Reuters news service. 

Goncalves Named AISI Chairman

16 May 2023 - Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. chairman, president and chief executive officer Lourenco Goncalves has been elected chairman of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), the trade group has announced. 

Fully Staffed Plants a Matter of Safety, Cleveland-Cliffs CEO Says

04 May 2023 - Since acquiring AK Steel, ArcelorMittal’s legacy U.S. mills, and scrap recycler Ferrous Processing and Trading, Cleveland-Cliffs has expanded its headcount by more than one-third, chief executive Lourenco Goncalves said during a union event, reports The Times newspaper of northwest Indiana. 

Coalition Releases Green Steel Standard

26 Apr 2023 - The Nucor Corp.-led initiative that is proposing a global standard for CO2 emissions has published the standard and is seeking industry input. 

Forecast: Global Steel Demand to Rise 2.3% in 2023 

19 Apr 2023 - The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has revised up is bi-annual demand outlook, saying that global demand is expected to reach 2.3% this year. 

AIST Offers Up Assistance, Expertise to Steel Producers Pursuing U.S. Federal Decarbonization Support  

18 Apr 2023 - The Association for Iron & Steel Technology has offered to collaborate with steel producers pursuing federal decarbonization funding under a new US$12 billion program. 

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