A trade association, is an organization founded and funded by businesses that operate in a specific industry. Trade associations participate in public dealings activities such as advertising, education, political donations, lobbying and publishing, but the main focus is bringing together local companies to form a collaboration between companies. Associations tend to offer other services, such as networking or charitable events or offering classes or educational materials as well as producing conferences for trade, global commerce and much more. Many associations tend to be non-profit organizations governed by government bylaws and directed by officers who are also members.

Trade associations are pivotal in how international trade structures itself throughout local and international communities.  A good association will have developed good relationships with elected officials in their states. Trade associations know the industry issues and elected officials will look to them to describe potential impacts of policy proposals for different fields. Many trade associations represent both large and small members of your industry, by representing these companies the associations can speak about the impacts a policy could have on the entire industry rather than allowing policy makers to attack a particular company. By representing both large national companies as well as smaller home grown companies, the association can put that local face on your industry to make it easier for elected officials to see your company as part of the community, rather than an out of state company.

At Globallity we understand that partnering up with the right trade association can really go a long way for a local business or even for a nationally established corporation.  Incorporating a reputable list of different trade associations from all over the world is the first step in providing the customer with access to the right Trade association for them.  With a growing community of different trade associations throughout the world, Globallity’s users will be able to connect and collaborate with the one that works for them.

Make sure to register your Trade Association on our global listings to ensure that the right local and international companies can find your association without having to go through the hassle of finding it through an unreliable source. Click here to submit your listing.