The global chemical distribution industry has founded the brand-new International Chemical Trade Association (ICTA), replacing the International Council of Chemical Trade Associations.

The registered trade association was officially formed on 1 February 2016 in Brussels by the European Association of Chemical Distributors Fecc, the US NACD, the German and British associations VCH and CBA, and a number of major chemical distributors.

Besides ensuring the international exchange of good practices, helping ICTA to expand in other countries and onto other continents, the task of the association will be to coordinate international activities taking place at a global level. Regulations that concern the handling, transport, management and security of chemicals are being discussed in a global context more and more – often on a United Nations (UN) level. In these cases, the ICTA will speak for the chemical distribution industry worldwide. The ICTA will also promote UN initiatives like Global Compact and encourage its members to participate. (source: Bulk Distributor)