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www.aecc.eu AECC – Association for Emissions Control by Catalysts

AECC (the Association for Emissions Control by Catalyst) is the international, Brussels-based association of European companies making technologies for engine exhaust emissions control and was first set up in 1978. AECC is a non-profit organisation with a scientific purpose.

The IPA cooperates with AECC on such topics as autocatalysts for clean air.

www.epmf.be EPMF – European Precious Metals Federation

The EPMF was established in 2006 as a reinforced working structure aimed at increasing the commitment, efficiency, credibility and legitimacy of the European precious metals industry in all its advocacy activities at European level. The EPMF operates within and under the umbrella of Eurométaux, which constitutes the interface between the European non-ferrous metals industry and the European authorities and international or intergovernmental bodies.

EPMF and IPA work together on issues of sustainability, science, and critical raw materials. Through attending EPMF annual meetings and information exchange, the IPA keeps its membership informed about activities of the Precious Metals and Rhenium Consortium (REACH Consortium) that manages the registration of PGMs and PGM substances, gold, and silver under REACH, and works under the auspices of EPMF (see REACH section for details).

www.eurometaux.org Eurometaux – European Association of Metals

Eurometaux is the Brussels-based association servicing and representing the European non-ferrous metals industry.

IPA benefits from Eurometaux's excellent contacts to European policy makers and cooperates on issues of common concern.

www.edelmetalle.org FV EM – Fachvereinigung Edelmetalle / German Federation for Precious Metals

The German Fachvereinigung Edelmetalle is an industry association working on the national level. The FV EM represents the economic and political interests of the producers and fabricators of precious metals including gold, silver, platinum, and other platinum group metals (PGMs).

The IPA is a member of the Fachvereinigung Edelmetalle.

www.lbma.org.uk - The London Bullion Market Association

The LBMA is an international trade association, representing the London market for gold and silver bullion which has a global client base. This includes the majority of the gold-holding central banks, private sector investors, mining companies, producers, refiners and fabricators.

The IPA and LBMA work together on such topics as conflict minerals.

www.platinumguild.com - Platinum Guild International (Jewellery)

Platinum Guild International is a worldwide marketing organization dedicated to creating, expanding and strengthening consumer and trade markets for platinum jewellery. The PGI is funded by leading South African platinum producers and refiners. Founded in 1975, PGI has been providing information, sales support and training to all levels of the jewellery trade for almost 40 years. In addition to its headquarters in London, PGI has offices in each of the world's major jewellery markets - China, India, Japan and the USA.

The PGI regularly reports about current activities in the various platinum jewellery markets and IPA Members Meetings.

www.luxurypalladium.com - Palladium Alliance International (Jewellery)

Palladium Alliance International (PAI) is a trade organization dedicated to marketing palladium as a luxurious and distinctive precious metal for fine jewellery. PAI's mission is to educate the trade regarding palladium casting, alloys and bench work techniques; to provide marketing solutions and training to retailers; and to educate consumers on the benefits of fine palladium jewellery, while spotlighting quality palladium designers and retail locations.