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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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First and foremost, trade associations have to meet their members' advocacy needs, but making sure they remain alive financially is as important to them as it is to the insurers whose membership dues they compete for.
The chief purpose of these gatherings is to discuss jobs--specifically, the top one or two positions at the biggest and most important industry trade associations and corporate offices centered around Washington's K Street, a canyon of nondescript office buildings a few blocks north of the White House that is to influence-peddling what Wall Street is to finance.
The service function is another important area of trade association activity, especially to small firms who tend to be less interested in representation (North et al, 1996).
In addition, BSG leveraged our comprehensive database of business events in China to identify the key trade associations and exhibitions.
Development of the 1394 baseband over coax specification will complement the coax bridge and UTP PMD specifications already developed by the 1394 Trade Association.
The RapidIO Trade Association and its global members drive the RapidIO interconnect architecture.
The Communications Platforms Trade Association is a global organization of 25 communications platform and building block providers whose mission is to accelerate the adoption of SIG-governed, open-specification-based communication platforms by certifying interoperable building blocks.
Throughout 2007, the RapidIO Trade Association will provide educational events and discussions around the white paper comparing Ethernet and RapidIO.
This webinar represents a unique opportunity to learn about the interoperability between RapidIO devices, internetworking with other interconnects, next-generation product development, and multi-vendor system level application deployment for RapidIO designs," said Tom Cox, executive director, RapidIO Trade Association.
The future of video games and its trade association is very bright indeed.
Also during the quarter, the acquisition of Chicago-based Illinois Trade Association added 5,000 clients to the IMS membership roster.
SAN FRANCISCO -- The InfiniBand(SM) Trade Association (IBTA) today announced its 10th Compliance and Interoperability Plugfest, taking place October 9-10 in Durham, New Hampshire.

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