2020 GA Meeting May 6th in Kristiansand (KRS), Norway


The 2019 GA meeting which took place on Wednesday 8 May 2019 in Madrid, Spain was a resounding success. Hosted by FerroGlobe, the meeting which lasted 4 hours saw several deliberations related to the consortium governace, dossier updates and classification & labelling. Some key decisions taken by way of vote are as follows:

Some highlights:

  • Executive Committee: A new Chairmanand  a new 2nd Vice Chairman were appointed, meanwhile the 1st Vice Chiarman was maintained to enure continuity 
  • Dossier updates: Reveal changes in classification and labelling if compared to the 2010 submitted dossiers
  • Approval of the 2018 workplan and budget
  • Brexit and data: Mara will continue to support REACH registration inside and outside the EU (UK REACH inclusive) but at a charge yet to be determined 
General Assembly

General Assembly


Ordinary Members and Permanent Members of the Association constitute the General Assembly according to the organisations by-laws. These members shall be granted access to the General Assembly and shall participate to the vote – See members list below.

The Chairman of the Association presides over the General Assembly with the assistance of the Secretary General. A minimum of one General Assembly shall be held per year and a quorum must be met for the decisions taken to be adopted.


The General Assembly has the largest mandate within the organisation and particularly is authorized to:

  • Approve the accounts and authorise reimbursements
  • Approve the annual Budget
  • Appoint members to the Board/Steering Committee
  • Amend the by-laws
  • Pass resolutions concerning the winding up of the Association

MARA Members

Afro Minerals Trading AG, Asia Minerals, Assmang Proprietary Ltd. (Ore & Metal) , Bostlan S.A., Cronimet Holding GmbH, Dongbu Metal, Elkem AS, Eramet SA, Ferroatlantica Torre Espacio-Cuatro, Ferroglobe,  Hempel Metallurgical GmbH, Georgian Manganese LLC, GfE-MIR GmbH, Glencore International Import BV , HOESCH Granules GmbH, Höganäs Sweden AB, Italghisa SRL, Manganese Metal Company, Meca-Trade Oy, Metalleghe S.p.A, Nizi International S.A., Norkem Limited, Omni Industries B.V, Prince-Erachem, Prince Minerals, Stalmag Sp Z.o.o, Ronly Holdings Ltd, Scandinavian Steel, Sineco s.p.a., SSAB Europe Oy, South32, Tosoh Hellas AIC, Traxys Europe, Umicore sa/nv, VALE (CVRD)

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