Steel Exporters' Association had been operating by the name of Istanbul Ferrous and Non Ferrous Metals Exporters' Association since 1986 which is one of the five associations under the body of General Secretariat of Istanbul Mineral and Metals Exporters' Association (IMMIB). In October 20, 2005, it was established as the sixth association of IMMIB. It is a sub-organization of Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM)
The Association is a non-profit business organization of more than 1250 companies representing the largest steel producers and exporters in the Turkish steel industry. It carries on its operations with the aim of increasing the export potential of the Turkish steel industry and paves the way for Turkish steel producers/exporters, with main objective to foster and attain sustainable global steel market based on free and fair trade. The Association also solves the problems of its member companies face at home and abroad, provides contact between members and foreign importers in order to ease the export processes, serves up-to-date domestic and global market news, reports and analyses.