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Relationship between two companies when one company owns substantial interest, but less than a majority of the voting stock of another company, or when two companies are both subsidiaries of a third company. See: Subsidiaries, parent company.
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1. A company that owns a minority interest in another company. This gives the first company a degree of control over the second, but not enough to make it a full-fledged subsidiary.

2. One of two companies that have a structural relationship with each other. For example, both companies may be subsidiaries of the same parent company.
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An organization that is related to another organization through some type of control or ownership. For example, a U.S.-based company may have a foreign affiliate that handles overseas sales.
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The existing affiliate societies shall be entitled to representation on the Council of this Society so long as they remain active, that is, so long as they hold meetings at least once in every two-year period (except where suspension of activities is due to war or other national emergency) and send duly elected or appointed delegates to the annual meeting of the Council.
Board and committee members were given enhanced visibility at affiliate and national events, and associate members were better served through increased staff attention and tailored opportunities for engagement.
First, the current deficit on goods, services, and net receipts trade declines significantly when the benefits of sales of foreign affiliates are factored in.
natural gas production by Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) affiliate companies increased in 2000 while their share of petroleum production, refinery capacity and coal production declined.
firms frequently must tailor their products to the peculiarities of foreign markets and provide ancillary services; this requires a local affiliate, especially in the case of services trade.
Once invested in, Jubilee Ace affiliates can either earn a flat return on their credits or park them with the company for a higher return.
The new Affiliate Program has been built around the concept of simplicity, flexibility and adaptability.
Unlike other affiliates that have been able to merge with nearby Komen neighbors, Arizona was left without realistic options, only 18 months after Komen Arizona was formed as a result of a merger between the Southern Arizona affiliate and the Northern and Central Arizona affiliate.
Affiliates who have questions or who wish to participate in the 2015 Affiliate Membership Growth Challenge should contact NAA Senior Manager of Membership Affiliate Services, Donna Motley, at or 703-797-0625.
None of this is to suggest that all affiliates are dishonest or that merchants should avoid affiliate marketing.
The Kaspersky Affiliate Program is aimed at driving traffic to Kaspersky online stores with the Affiliate receiving commissions based on sales results.
8 November 2012 -- California-based investing and asset allocation firm Research Affiliates, LLC and New York-based xchange-traded fund sponsor and asset manager WisdomTree Investments, Inc.

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