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Profile of registrant

Global Acetate Manufacturers Association

Identification number in the register: 63323472608-78
Registration date: 12/11/09 10:28:39

The information on this organisation was last modified on 20/10/14 15:43:04
The date of the last annual update was 20/10/14 15:16:24

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Global Acetate Manufacturers Association
Acronym: GAMA
Legal status: 501 C6 organisation (US not for profit organisation)
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Alfons Westgeest
Position: Executive Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Ms  Dani Kolb
Position: General Manager

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 355 Lexington Avenue 15th floor
New York 10017
Telephone number: (+001) 2122972122
Fax number: (+001) 2123709047
Other contact information: GAMA European office
Avenue Jules Boudet 142
1140 Brussels
Tel. +32-2 761 16 16
Fax. +32-2 761 16 99

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The Global Acetate Manufacturers association was established to enhance the long-term viability of cellulose acetate and its derivative products on a worldwide basis. GAMA’s mission is to advance, develop and promote the products, and to jointly address the challenges the industry faces.
Its main activities include the promotion of cellulose acetate, enhance the competitive quality of the products, engage in joint research and development projects, cooperate and address environmental issues in the most cost-effective manner and help in public relations efforts.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 2
Complementary information: In total 2 persons are engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Register. But these individuals are not working full time for GAMA.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

SCOEL: Proposal for OEL for Acetic Acid
Tobacco Products Directive 2014/40/EU

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Competition
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Public Health


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

The financial declaration includes the amounts of contracts with Kellen Europe, registered Association Management Company.

This registration is calculated according to the SEAP guidelines

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.

The organisation has also declared to be bound to the following other Code:
SEAP Code of Conduct