HISTORY OF SOUTH EAST ASIA IRON AND STEEL INSTITUTE
The South East Asia Iron and Steel Institute (SEAISI) was incorporated in 1971 under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East (ECAFE) . It is registered as a limited company in the Republic of Singapore. Previously in Singapore and then
Manila, the Secretariat is now permanently based in Shah Alam, Malaysia.
SEAISI is a technical institute and 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. SEAISI organizes a major international conference and exhibition every year and amongst its publications are the Statistical Year Book, the Steel Quarterly Journal and the monthly newsletter.
SEAISI enjoys a large membership base with members coming from all parts of the world, including leading steel companies and material suppliers and equipment suppliers.
SEAISI is governed by a Board of Directors comprising ten country members :
REGULAR MEMBER COUNTRIES
Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam
SUPPORTING MEMBER COUNTRIES
Australia, Korea and Taiwan
Each member country is represented by its respective National Committee. The Institute has four standing committees i.e. Technical Committee, Environmental & Safety Committee, Statistical and Economics Committee and Trade Promotions and Relations Committee.
Established within SEAISI is the ASEAN Iron and Steel Council (AISC) which is an autonomous body dedicated to deal with economic and trade matters.