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The International Copper Association, Ltd. (ICA) is the leading organization for promoting the use of copper worldwide. ICA increases awareness and usage of copper by communicating the unique attributes that make this sustainable element an essential contributor to the formation of life, to advances in science and technology, and to a higher standard of living throughout the world.
The Association's 38 member companies represent about 80 percent of the world's refined copper output and are among the largest copper producers, copper alloy fabricators, and wire and cable companies in the world.
ICA is responsible for guiding policy, strategy, and funding international initiatives and promotional activities. Headquartered in New York, ICA has regional offices in Brussels, Santiago, New York, and Singapore. ICA's programs and initiatives are executed in more than 50 countries through its regional offices and 31 copper promotion centers.
The European Copper Institute, ECI, is a non profit organisation representing the world's mining companies (through the International Copper Association, Ltd.) and the European copper industry. Via its Brussels based headquarters and its network of eleven Copper Development Associations, its mission is to communicate copper's essentiality for health, technology and quality of life.
The Copper Development Associations, CDAs, are the market development, engineering and information services arms of the copper industry, chartered to enhance and expand markets for copper and its alloys in 37 countries. CDA membership provides the opportunity to be part of an industry-wide market development and technical service program so large and diverse that no one company would be prepared to undertake it alone.