International Silk Association (ISA)

Association internationale de la soie (AIS)
Asociación Internacional de la Seda
Internationale Seiden-Vereinigung

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30 May 1949, Zurich (Switzerland), as International Silk Bureau -- Bureau international de la soie, following recommendations of 1st International Silk Congress, June 1948, Lyon/Paris. Registered by French Ministerial Decree, 16 Jan 1950. As of 2007 no longer exists.


Ensure permanent liaison between the federations, trade associations and other representative bodies throughout the world interested in the industry and trade of silk; coordinate and organize the promotion of silk, either directly or in liaison with competent organizations; encourage scientific research to improve techniques and find new methods of utilization; facilitate trade: centralize and disseminate statistical data and information relative to the trade and industry of silk and silk goods.

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Coordinates international silk promotion and information; carries out technical and scientific research on the nature of silk, its manufacture and production; controls international methods of testing and classifying raw silk. Autonomous Working Sections (10): 'Group 1 - Raw Materials' Sericulture, Reeling; Trade in Raw Silks; Waste Silk, Silk Floss; Throwing/Trade in Thrown Silks; Sewing and Embroidery Threads. 'Group 2 - Processing and Trade' Manufacture of Silk Fabrics; Trade in Silk Fabrics; Dyeing/Printing; Haute-couture, Making-up Retail; Imports of Far-Eastern Fabrics. Maintained, together with International Sericultural Commission (ISC), as an auxiliary body, the expired International Sericultural Training, Research and Study Centre (CIFRES), Lyon (France).


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Relations with 3 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with 1 non-governmental organizations.
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