STRUCTURE OF THE ORGANISATION
Ratifies the main decisions regarding BIR and has full power to achieve the objectives of the Federation. Is convened once a year by the Director General on behalf of the Executive Committee and under the mandate of the BIR President. Only effective members have voting rights. Decisions are taken by simple majority.
The forum in which the Chairmen of the Technical Committees and Special Committees present their reports to the Executive Committee. BIR Past Presidents and BIR Ambassadors also participate in these meetings.
The decision-making body of the organisation. Consists of the President, the Treasurer, the Immediate Past President, the Presidents of the Commodity Divisions and the BIR Director General. All important decisions regarding the Association are taken by the Executive Committee which meets four times a year.
The BIR Special Committees deal with organisational and administrative matters concerning the general structure of the association. They are instrumental for the management of the organisation’s finances, membership growth and programme development.
Represent a specific material and are headed by a president/chairman who in general is supported by an elected board. Two additional BIR committees cover cross-commodity issues pertaining to trade and environmental matters: the International Environment Council and the International Trade Council
Based in Brussels, the General Secretariat manages the daily operations of BIR to ensure that its objectives are met. Its multilingual staff works in English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Romanian and Turkish.
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