an association of people or companies in a particular business or trade, organized to promote their common interests.
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How to use trade association in a sentence
Before July, when people began returning to the office, his trade association hadn’t had a formal telework policy, Prero said.
NetChoice, a tech trade association that counts the two companies as members, has made some of the same arguments in its efforts to head off similar legislation in Washington.U.S. legislators hail South Korea’s move to curb Apple and Google’s app-store dominance | Hamza Shaban, Cristiano Lima | August 31, 2021 | Washington Post
It joined a majority of shareholders voting for two resolutions for greater transparency for lobbying payments made directly and through trade associations.
Currently fuelling a tiny fraction of flights, SAF could cut aviation emissions by up to 80% if used more widely, according to the Air Transport Action Group, a trade association.Airlines’ Emissions Halved During the Pandemic. Can the Industry Preserve Some of Those Gains as Travel Rebounds? | Ciara Nugent | May 17, 2021 | Time
The first version, adopted by the SEC in 2012, was defeated in court by the American Petroleum Institute, a trade association that argued that the rule would put resource companies at a competitive disadvantage.SEC loosens foreign payment disclosure rules for energy companies | | December 16, 2020 | Washington Post
The truth is that the NRA is more of a trade association that receives millions from the gun industry.Antonio Santiago, Jonylah Watkins, Babies Killed by Guns, Shame the NRA | Michael Daly | March 26, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
A manufacturer's trade association tried to furnish its offices with things made in the United States.
In that political climate, a trade association would absolutely need to hire a highly connected Republican to run it.Pawlenty Leaves Romney Campaign for Financial Lobby Job | Daniel Gross | September 20, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
And according to a survey released last month from the Organic trade association, parents are making this choice more than ever.
INSA, the leading trade association for intelligence contractors, just had its website hacked.
He entered with heart and soul into the agitation, and gave a lecture every week in a political or trade association.Pelle the Conqueror, Complete | Martin Anderson Nexo
British Dictionary definitions for trade association
an association of organizations in the same trade formed to further their collective interests, esp in negotiating with governments, trade unions, etc
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