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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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The annual event gives current students a chance to network with REAP alumni and representatives from major industry trade associations. JP Morgan Chase & Co., one of REAP's corporate sponsors, hosted the evening at a JPMC midtown Manhattan office.
The Trade Association CEO of the Year is recognized for effectiveness in presenting the industry or profession's story, reputation for accomplishing the association's mission, proven leadership in and outside the group, successful financial results, and demonstrated social capital through volunteer contributions to association-related, charitable or civic groups, according to NACDS.
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The agreement was signed by Foodstuff Traders Association Director Zuhair Harb and Secretary of the Hebron Food Trade Association Rafiq Al Qudsi on the sidelines of Jordan Food Exhibition 2015, currently being held at the Amman International Motor Show.
The report is based on a survey of the trade association's member companies and their cost forecasts between now and 2030.
* Expertise: Access to shared knowledge is one of the most valuable benefits of being part of a trade association since someone, somewhere in the air cargo industry, has already experienced and solved a problem you may have.
THE BRITISH COATINGS FEDERATION'S (BCF) 01372 365989 Chief Executive, Tom Bowtell, has won the Trade Association Forum (TAF) 'Leadership of the Year' Award.
His animals eat, so he does business with a feed company, which also belongs to a trade association. The animals will need medical care, so a veterinarian will be involved, along with any medication that is necessary for proper health, both of which have trade associations.
The acquisition has increased the BFA's membership by 700 to 3,200, making it the UK's largest independent trade association for florists and the second largest in Europe.
The department is seeking three representatives from financial institutions, one from a state trade association and one from a national banking trade group to fill vacancies on the panel.
IN AN EFFORT TO BE CLOSER TO THE LAWMAKERS ON CAPITOL HILL, The Organic Trade Association (OTA), based in Greenfield, Mass., has opened an office in Washington, D.C.
So I was encouraged to see the results of a recent survey carried out by the HTA (Horticultural Trades Association), the trade association for the garden industry.

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