Profile of The Solvent Extractors’ Association of India

The Solvent Extractors’ Association of India

142, Jolly Maker Chambers No.2, 14th Floor 225, Nariman Point, Mumbai - 400 021, Maharashtra
+91-22-22021475 ,
Executive Director
Dr B V Mehta
Mr Ajay Jhunjhunwala

About SEA 

  • The Solvent Extractors' Association of India (SEA) was formed in 1963 with the objectives to help & foster development of Solvent Extraction Industry in India.  SEA is broad based all India apex body of Solvent Extraction Industry.  Over the years, the Association's scope and sphere of activity have expanded & today it is the Premier Association of Vegetable Oil Industry & Trade in India.
  • SEA is the first Association in Vegetable Oil & Oilseed sector to receive quality standard ISO 9001:2000 registration in July 2004 and later upgraded to ISO 9001:2008 and now further upgraded to ISO 9001:2015. This helps SEA to further improve its service to the members and it's image as premier Association of vegetable oil industry in India and abroad.
  • Association is recognised as a Non Government Organisation (NGO) by Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India & has representation on various bodies / committees set up by the Government.
  • Association is also considered as the 'Trade Promotion Organisation' (TPO) by Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India for exports of various meals, compound feeds for animal & poultry and minor oils.
  • The Association has signed a MoU with Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd., for Futures Trading in oilseeds & its derivatives.
  • SEA has signed a MoU with NOPA (U.S.A), COPA (Canada), ASA (U.S.A.) and PORAM (Malaysia), Solidaridad,  ITC (Geneva), UOSPA (Uganda), TAPUSA (Tanzania) and MPOC (Malaysia) for mutual co-operation.
  • It is financially autonomous & functions entirely as private sector body.
  • It is associated with various reputed National & International Bodies & Associations like  CII, FIEO, ASSOCHAM, FICCI, IMC, COOIT, OTA, BCEL ,AOCS (U.S.A.), GAFTA (U.K.), FOSFA (U.K.), IGTC (U.K.), A.S.A.(U.S.A),  NOPA(U.S.A) & COPA (Canada) and PORAM (Malaysia).
  • The Association publishes SEA Handbook on the Indian Vegetable Oil Industry & Trade in hard copy and CD form, every 3 years.


About Members

  • Association's present strength is over 850 members. SEA membership represents 350 working Solvent Extraction Plants, 100 Oil Mills, 200 Vegetable Oil Refiners, 40  Vanaspati Manufacturers and 50 Compound feed  & 20 Fatty Acids Manufacturers.  It's Associate members consists of Merchants & Exporters, Foreign Buyers, Brokers & Dealers, Edible Oil Importer, Surveyors, Plant & Equipment Manufacturers, Clearing & Forwarding Agents, Ports & Portals, etc.
  • Provides uptodate information on vegetable oil trade & industry and its exhaustive data bank gives the latest information with the help of exclusive Website.
  • Person interested in Vegetable Oil Industry is welcome to join as Associate member.

About Industry

  • It is committed to the development of Vegetable Oil Industry in India by furnishing latest technical, marketing & other relevant information to its members through various Circulars, News Circulars, Seminars, Zonal Meetings, Delegation Reports, Handbooks, E-Mail & Website.
  • Association presents awards every year to the Highest Processors & Exporters of the Commodities serviced by the Association to encourage processing, export and also offers awards  & assistance to research institutes for innovative technology in upgrading plant & machinery.
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