Trade Associations: Risky Business

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Trade associations can be positive influences. However, a trade association is a combination of competitors. Participating in a trade association can provide the opportunity for an antitrust violation. All that is needed is a restraint of trade. Here are some antitrust guidelines for trade associations in dealing with membership, data collection, and standard setting and certification procedures.

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