Flat Steel Import, Export and Industry Association has been founded in the year 2003 by the founder president Mustafa Açıkalın for the purpose of gathering flat steel importers, exporters and traders together with the industrialists who are engaged in manufacturing using flat steel, under one roof in an effective way; establishing cooperation and solidarity; working on the identification and solution of the requirements and problems of the industry.
In the light of the developments occurring in the flat steel industry, the activities YİSAD performed since its foundation can be listed as follows;
-As a result of the initiatives of YİSAD, custom duties on imports have been rearranged and the implemented quota system has been abandoned. In this way, unfair competition and the negative effects on price formation in the industry have been eliminated.
- The privatization process of Ereğli Iron and Steel Factory has been followed very closely and the joint venture group has been supported.
-Problems created by the TSE implementations in the flat steel import are ensured to be reformed as a result of the initiatives of YİSAD.
- Holding “Steel Meetings” every two years, it is aimed to gather the entire industry and to contribute to the increase of the industry’s power and activity in the economy.
- City meetings are organized every six months. With these meetings, increase of social solidarity in the industry has been contributed and the city where the meeting was held has been enriched both economically and socially and also culturally.
YİSAD, which performs these and similar activities is increasing them in this year and has taken the initiative in establishing a very important formation in order to get the non-governmental organizations in the “Steel Industry” together.
As our industry and our country develop and grow, YİSAD will develop as well and will carry on its activities and services for many years.