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trade association

an organization which represents the interests of firms operating in the same INDUSTRY. Trade associations collect data on industrial production, sales and exports for circulation to member firms, provide a forum for the discussion of trade affairs, and represent the interests of members in dealings with other trade organizations or government departments. See INTERFIRM COMPARISON.

trade association

a central body representing the interests of firms operating in the same line of business. Trade associations compile statistics on industry production, sales, exports, etc., for circulation to member firms, provide a forum for the discussion of trade affairs, and liaise with other trade organizations and government departments regarding matters of mutual concern.
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In addition, there are one or more databases in which industry trade group data can be accessed, apart from DDI and CMS.
Paper industry trade group the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), Washington, now honors top recycling programs each year.
McAllister (2004), representing the pesticide industry trade group, equated studies of pesticides in humans to clinical trials of potential pharmaceutical agents.
Too many people are concentrating on a few flaws that have been uncovered, says Bruce Gamble, president of the National Association of Investment Companies, the industry trade group for SSBICs and minority-focused investment companies in Washington.
We're exporting something of our culture," effuses Nancy Light of the Wine Institute, an industry trade group that's divided some $10 million in federal money among California wine groups since the marketing program began.
For example, the Mortgage Bankers Association, a national industry trade group, reported recently that mortgage applications were 1.
It was very exciting,'' said Feldman, now president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Television Program Executives, an industry trade group.
The smart card idea has been endorsed by the Air Transport Association, an industry trade group representing airlines, and the Federal Aviation Administrator Jane Garvey has stated that her agency is looking at whether to pre-screen passengers according to The Associated Press.
Joseph Strasburg is president of the Rent Stabilization Association, the largest industry trade group representing owners and agents responsible for over one million units of rental housing.
The Recording Industry Association of America brought a new wave of copyright infringement lawsuits against individual network users at 11 colleges, the industry trade group said Monday.
Power and Associates certification process was developed jointly with the Service & Support Professionals Association, an industry trade group for technology professionals working in service and support.
I think Californians are expanding their palates and trying new foods,'' said Jordan Rasmussen, spokesman for the California Restaurant Association, an industry trade group.

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