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Profile of registrant

Beryllium Science & Technology Association

Identification number in the register: 40023137761-50
Registration date: 18/01/12 10:58:05

The information on this organisation was last modified on 09/01/14 11:26:51
The date of the last annual update was 09/01/14 11:26:51

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Beryllium Science & Technology Association
Acronym: BeST
Legal status: International association under Belgian law (aisbl)
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  Andreas Koster
Position: Chairman

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Maurits Bruggink
Position: EU Representative

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 33 Putdaalweg 
Brussels 1150
Telephone number: (+32) 27706788
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The objective of the international association (BeST a.i.s.b.l.) is to promote sound policies, regulations, science and actions related to the use of beryllium. To this end the association assures the organisation and the secretariat and may proceed with fund raising.

Moreover, it may carry out any activities which directly or indirectly contribute to the realisation of the above-mentioned non-profit objective including, to the degree allowed by the law, the exercise of commercial and profit-generating activities the benefits of which will be dedicated entirely to the realisation of the non-profit objective.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European

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

Number of persons: 2
Complementary information:

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:

None, Best was created in December 2011.

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Internal Market
  • Public Health


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

BeST is member of Eurometaux and the Minior Metals Trade Association (MMTA)

Financial data

Financial year: 12/2011 - 01/2012
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 100000  € - 150000  €
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:


Code of conduct

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