With a membership representing 24 countries across 5 continents, it is the authoritative voice of the industry, dealing with chromium in all its forms.

Created in 1984 and based in Paris France, the ICDA is a non-profit association that promotes the value and sustainability of chromium and represents the chromium industry worldwide, through communication, forums and R&D projects.


The ICDA and its Members promote the value and sustainability of chromium internationally.

Members can contribute to decisions made by the Council and participate in all ICDA activities through standing committees (HSE & Sustainability, Market Research, Market Development, Communication & Promotion, Chrome Chemicals & Metal, China).

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12 - 14 May 2020

Kyoto, Japan

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Eurozone economy suffers slowest growth in 7 years (FT): The eurozone’s economy is growing at the slowest rate since the bloc’s debt crisis seven years ago,...

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The port of Maputo broke its record for volumes handled in 2019, with a total of 21 Mt of goods handled last year, up from 19.5 Mt in 2018. Chrome ore accounted for 30%...

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