A trade association, also known as an industry trade group, business association, sector association or industry body, is an organization founded and funded by businesses that operate in a specific industry.
List of industry trade groups in the United States This is a list of notable industry trade groups in the United States . National Advertising, business, marketing Ad 2 AMC Institute American Advertising Federation American Association of Advertising Agencies American Independent Business Alliance American Marketing Association
Trade Associations Office of Textiles and Apparel Dedicated to increasing the international competitiveness of the U.S. fiber, textile, apparel, footwear, and travel goods industries Trade Data Page U.S. Textile, Apparel, Footwear, Travel Goods and Related Associations American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA)
trade association, also called trade organization, voluntary association of business firms organized on a geographic or industrial basis to promote and develop commercial and industrial opportunities within its sphere of operation, to voice publicly the views of members on matters of common interest, or in some cases to exercise some measure of ...
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Competition Guidance Guide to Antitrust Laws Dealings with Competitors Most trade association activities are procompetitive or competitively neutral. For example, a trade association may help establish industry standards that protect the public or allow components from different manufacturers to operate together.
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