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Energy Association of Australia

The Energy Supply Association of Australia (ESAA) seeks to positively influence government policy decisions to ensure that Australia enjoys the benefits of a safe, secure, reliable, sustainable and competitively priced electricity and natural gas supply.

Coal Trading Association

The Coal Trading Association (CTA) is the only trade association dedicated exclusively to the needs of traders, trading managers, brokers, risk managers, sales managers and purchasing managers in the coal trading industry.

Forest Products Association of Canada

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is the voice of Canada's wood, pulp, and paper producers nationally and internationally in government, trade, and environmental affairs. FPAC represents the largest Canadian producers of forest products. Our members are responsible for 75% of the working forests in Canada. Third-party certification of member companies' forest practices is a condition of membership in the Association — a world first.

Canadian Forestry Association

Founded in 1900, the CFA is Canada’s oldest conservation organization. For over 100 years it has advocated the protection and wise use of Canada's forest, water and wildlife resources through public awareness and education programs. By promoting sustainable forest development, management and conservation, the CFA helps shape the future of Canada’s forest and nurtures our economic and environmental health.

United States Department of Agriculture

Provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management.

Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development - Trade and Agriculture Directorate

OECD provides advice to governments on practical and innovative options for policy reform and trade liberalisation as well as facilitating the negotiation of international rules on official export credits. A key element of our work also tracks and measures subsidies, support and protection to agriculture.

Canadian Seed Trade Association

Headquartered in the nation's capital, the Canadian Seed Trade Association (CSTA) represents the interests of 138 corporate members engaged in all aspects of seed research, production and marketing, both domestically and internationally.

The Aluminum Association

The Aluminum Association, Inc. is the trade association for producers of primary aluminum, recyclers and semi-fabricated aluminum products, as well as suppliers to the industry Based in Washington, D.C., with offices in Detroit, Michigan, the Association provides leadership to the industry through its programs and services which aim to enhance aluminum's position in a world of proliferating materials, increase its use as the "material of choice," remove impediments to its fullest use, and assist in achieving the industry's environmental, societal, and economic objectives. Member companies operate about 200 plants in the U.S and many conduct business worldwide.

International Precious Metals Institute

The International Precious Metals Institute (IPMI) is the largest and most well known association focused on precious metals in the world. IPMI is an international association of producers, refiners, fabricators, scientists, users, financial institutions, merchants, private and public sector groups, and the general precious metals community formed to provide a forum for the exchange of information and technology. IPMI seeks and promotes the efficient and environmentally sound use, reuse, and recycling of precious metals from both primary and secondary sources.

Copper Development Association (CDA)

The Copper Development Association Inc. is the market development, engineering and information services arm of the copper industry, chartered to enhance and expand markets for copper and its alloys in North America.

World Gold Council

Founded in 1987, the World Gold Council is an organisation formed and funded by the world's leading gold mining companies with the aim of stimulating and maximising the demand for, and holding of Gold.

National Mining Association

The National Mining Association (NMA) is the voice of the American mining industry in Washington, D.C. NMA is the only national trade organization that represents the interests of mining before Congress, the Administration, federal agencies, the judiciary and the media.

European Nickel Industry Association

The Nickel Institute is a nonprofit organization that represents the interests of 24 companies which together produce more than 90% of the world’s annual nickel output. The Institute was established on January 1, 2004, through the merger of the Nickel Development Institute (NiDI) and the Nickel Producers Environmental Research Association (NiPERA). We promote on behalf of our members the production, use and re-use (through recycling) of nickel in a socially and environmental responsible manner.

International Platinum Group Metals Association

The IPA covers the metals Platinum, Palladium, Iridium, Rhodium, Osmium and Ruthenium that can be found together in nature and show similar chemical characteristics. The major aim of the organization is to act as a platform for discussion and information exchange between its members and with the outside world. Furthermore, the IPA serves as an early warning system for the PGM industry by monitoring legislation (emission control, REACH, recycling etc.) and industry related topics such as trade, health & safety, and sustainable development.

Central Intelligence Agency – The World Factbook (European Union)

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is an independent US Government agency responsible for providing national security intelligence to senior US policymakers.