ISRI has been monitoring the spread of COVID19 and its impacts on national and world events for nearly two months with one key factor in mind: the health and safety of our members, meeting attendees, exhibitors, and staff.
In partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce, ISRI is leading a members-only trade mission to Indonesia and Malaysia, two dynamic economies that present significant business growth opportunities for ferrous and nonferrous recycling and scrap consumption.
The Mission Includes:
ISRI member companies that process, trade, and/or broker ferrous and/or nonferrous metals, and members that provide equipment and services for ferrous and nonferrous metal processing, are eligible to take part in the trade mission.
The U.S. Department of Commerce requires the trade mission to “have, as a primary objective, the promotion of U.S.-produced goods and services and/or the establishment of marketing representation abroad. Goods and/or services promoted must either be manufactured or produced in the United States, or, if manufactured or produced outside of the United States, be marketed under the name of a U.S. firm and have U.S. content representing at least fifty-one percent of the value of the finished goods or services.”
Thus, the mission is open only to representatives of ISRI member companies that meet these qualifications.
Many destinations on the mission – scrapyards, ports, government buildings – may lack infrastructure or universally accessible facilities. Participants should be able to walk and/or stand for an hour or more on ground that may be uneven or unpaved. Please contact us at GR@isri.org for further information on trip conditions.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends travelers consider obtaining several vaccines before traveling to these countries.
All participants must be from ISRI member companies in good standing in both 2019 and 2020 and be pre-qualified before registering to ensure compliance with U.S. Department of Commerce requirements. Those interested in participating must submit a pre-qualification form that is available on the members-only section of the ISRI website – please be sure to have your login and password ready for both pre-qualification and for registration. The pre-qualification form can be submitted at any time prior to the opening of the registration period. Please allow up to two business days to receive confirmation that you have pre-qualified.
Pre-qualification does not guarantee a slot on the mission.
Pre-qualified participants will receive an email with a link to complete the online registration and pay a non-refundable deposit of $3,000. Registration is open. Participation is limited to the first twenty-five pre-qualified participants who pay the deposit on a first-come, first-served basis. Participation on the trade mission is not transferrable.*
Once the twenty-five spots are filled, a waiting list of pre-qualified members will be established.
The total cost is $7,700, which covers all expenses except trans-Pacific airfare. Participants will be responsible for booking and paying for their flight to Indonesia and their flight from Malaysia. ISRI will be responsible for making all other travel arrangements. A $3,000 non-refundable deposit is due at registration; participants will be invoiced for the $4,700 balance, which will be due in December.
Although we will take every precaution – in consultation with the U.S. Embassies – to ensure the safety of participants while in-country, the State Department has issued these warnings:
* Extenuating circumstances may be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.