Global distributors fund trade association ICTA, replaces ICCTA

5 February 2016

Jonathan Lopez

Global distributors have said the International Council of Chemical Trade Associations (ICCTA) will now be replaced by the International Chemical Trade Association (ICTA) in an attempt to coordinate strategies concerning handling, transport, management and security of chemicals in a global scale.

The ICTA will have among its members the European Association of Chemical Distributors (Fecc), the US’ National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD), the German Association of Chemical Trade and Distribution (VCH) and the UK’s Chemical Business Association (CBA).

ICTA has also invited to become members, China’s China Chamber of Commerce of Metals Minerals and Chemicals Importers & Exporters (CCCMC), Brazil’s Associquim, Mexico’s Asociacion Nacional de la Industria Quimica (ANIQ) and the Canadian Association of Chemical Distributors (CACD).

“Besides ensuring the international exchange of good practices helping ICTA to expand in other countries and onto other continents, the task of the ICTA will be to coordinate international activities that take place on a global level,” said the Association.

“The ICTA will speak for the chemical distribution industry worldwide. The ICTA will also promote UN initiatives like Global Compact and encourage its members to participate.”

The ICTA was founded on 1 February before notary in Brussels, Belgium, where the association’s headquarters will be based.

Birger Kuck, consultant for the chemical distribution industry, has been appointed as ICTA’s interim director general.

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