trade association

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trade association,

group of business people in the same trade or industry organized for the advancement of common interests. The trade association differs from the chamber of commercechamber of commerce,
local association of business people organized to promote the welfare of their community, especially its commercial interests. Each chamber of commerce usually has an elected board of directors, and its work is done through committees.
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 in that membership is by industry rather than by locality. The common interests binding the members of the trade association may include credit, public relations, relations with employees, sales development, output, or prices. Some associations publish official journals, and some maintain bureaus at the national and state capitals.
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Paul Barwell, CEO of the Solar Trade Association said: "A lot of people still don't realise just how close solar is to being competitive with gas-fired power generation.
* Lasting relationships: Perhaps the greatest advantage of being part of a trade association lies in the networking opportunities and the relationships.
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Financial institutions and trade associations can nominate representatives to serve on the committee that advises the Treasury Department on the implementation of the Bank Secrecy Act.
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Summary: Algeria is to sign a free trade agreement with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), said Sunday here Trade Minister El Hachemi Djaaboub, while announcing, in the same respect.
The fact that it is difficult to link the effectiveness of the association on any given issue with any of its actions doesn't diminish the usefulness of trade associations. The biggest difference between an advocacy membership and a trade association membership is that trade associations form for the purpose of benefiting their member corporations by influencing external parties such as governments.
THE owner of an age exclusive development has become a founder member of a new trade association.
Always check for trade association membership and, of course, contact the trade association to make sure they are what they claim to be.
Always check for trade association membership and of course contact the trade association to make sure they are what they claim to be.

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