Welcome to the ISTA website
ISTA aims to enable the steel trading industry to have a collective voice which is recognised and respected. It allows all member companies to have a say in the matters that are important to them.
ISTA's aims are
- to represent its members' interests in negotiations with National and European Governments and other regulatory bodies.
- to provide a central point for the collection and dissemination of information relevant to its members.
- to arrange site visits and training courses for industry personnel.
- to organise a range of social functions enabling members to meet one another and entertain their customers and business contacts. The association's annual lunch regularly attracts over 700 members and guests and is recognised as
the leading event of its kind in the steel calendar.
Full membership is available to trading companies whilst associate membership is open to those in allied industries, such as shipping, insurance and banking.
ISTA represents its members' interests in negotiations with not only relevant UK Government departments but also European bodies on a wide range of subjects, such as quotas and anti-dumping.
Amongst the services that it provides, ISTA publishes a regularly updated set of Standard Terms & Conditions of Sale in template form for use by its members.