General Assembly Meeting Thursday, May 5th 10:00 – 13:00

General Assembly Meeting - 2022

A virtual (Zoom) and face-to-face meeting in Paris, France

followed by Lunch

Other Logistical information to follow nearer the time




The 2020 GA meeting which normally takes place in May was postponed to November 4th due to the global pandemic. The November 4th meeting which was virtual saw 20 attendees and lasted an hour as most of the GA mandated task/decisions were addressed by way of votes prior to the meeting. Chaired by Interim Chairman Dr Bernd Friede, the meeting though brief was effective with some key decisions taken as follows:

Some highlights:

  • Executive Committee: A new Executive team was endorsed with the 2nd Vice-Chairman becoming the Chairman and Secretary General maintained to ensure continuity
  • Non-EU letter of Access Fees: Letter of Access fees and administration fees for non-EU REACH-Like regulations per substance, per legal entity for non-MARA members was established
  • Members involvement in Non-EU regulations: MARA members wishing to register substances in non-EU REACH-like regulations will only pay administration fees as they own the data generated by MARA
  • Technical update: Three dossiers updated this year lead to a new classification for manganese based UVCB’s
  • 2020 Workplan and budget were ratified in Q1, 2020 via round robin votes.
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 Minerals, Stalmag Sp Z.o.o, Ronly Holdings Ltd, Scandinavian Steel, , SSAB Europe Oy, South32, Tosoh Hellas AIC, Traxys Europe, Umicore sa/nv, VALE (CVRD) and Xallas Electicidad Aleaciones S A U

About cookies on our website

Following a revised EU directive on website cookies, each company based, or doing business, in the EU is required to notify users about the cookies used on their website.

Our site uses cookies to improve your experience of certain areas of the site and to allow the use of specific functionality like social media page sharing. You may delete and block all cookies from this site, but as a result parts of the site may not work as intended.

To find out more about what cookies are, which cookies we use on this website and how to delete and block cookies, please see our Which cookies we use page.

Click on the button below to accept the use of cookies on this website (this will prevent the dialogue box from appearing on future visits)