Asociación Latinoamericana del Acero (Alacero)

Latin American Steel Association

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Founded 3 Oct 1959, Santiago (Chile), as Latin American Iron and Steel Institute -- Institut Latinoaméricain du Fer et de l'Acier -- Instituto Latinoamericano del Fierro y el Acero (ILAFA) -- Instituto Latinoamericano de Ferro e Aço. Registered under Chilean law.


Study the scientific, technical, industrial and economic problems connected with the production, marketing and use of steel products and by-products, steelmaking plants, raw materials and other inputs.

further the creation of technical knowledge and its exchange; promote technical standardization, quality control and personnel training; provide technical guidance for investment; study the steel and iron ore market and other raw materials with a view to increasing national and international trade, coordination and economic guidance for investment and improvement in productivity; facilitate the transfer of technologies towards and within Latin America and increase knowledge of the sector and of the individuals acting in it; promote the use of steel and emphasize the importance of steel producing industry and iron ore minerals; foster personal contacts between steelmen of the area and other regions; represent the Latin American iron and steel industry in such fora as the OECD, WTO, LAIA and FTAA.

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Knowledge management/information dissemination; standards/guidelines; training/education; guidance/assistance/consulting.


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English, Portuguese, Spanish.


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Consultative Status

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO); United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) (General Category).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 5 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 7 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 21 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **



Last News Received

23. Sep 2014
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