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Industry Trade Group
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. An industry trade association participates in public relations activities such as advertising, education, political donations, lobbying and publishing, but its focus is collaboration between companies. Associations may offer other services, such as producing conferences, networking or charitable events or offering classes or educational materials
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Business
Business
Business
is the activity of making one's living or making money by producing or buying and selling goods or services.[1][2][3][4] Simply put, it is any activity or enterprise entered into for profit. It does not mean it is a company, a corporation, partnership, or have any such formal organization, but it can range from a street peddler to General Motors.[5] The term is also often used colloquially (but not by lawyers or public officials) to refer to a company, but this article will not deal with that sense of the word.Anyone carrying on an activity that earns them a profit is doing business or running a business, and perhaps this is why there is a misconception that business and company is the same thing. A business name structure does not separate the business entity from the owner, which means that the owner of the business is responsible and liable for all debts incurred by the business
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Certified Master Inspector
A home inspection is a limited, non-invasive examination of the condition of a home, often in connection with the sale of that home. Home inspections are usually conducted by a home inspector who has the training and certifications to perform such inspections. The inspector prepares and delivers to the client a written report of findings. The client then uses the knowledge gained to make informed decisions about their pending real estate purchase. The home inspector describes the condition of the home at the time of inspection but does not guarantee future condition, efficiency, or life expectancy of systems or components. A home inspector is sometimes confused with a real estate appraiser. A home inspector determines the condition of a structure, whereas an appraiser determines the value of a property
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Jon Leibowitz
Jonathan David Leibowitz (born June 17, 1958) is an American lawyer who served as the Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission
Federal Trade Commission
(FTC). He is currently co-chairman of the 21st Century Privacy Coalition, a group that aims to loosen regulations for how companies have to protect consumer's sensitive information.[1] He is also a partner at the law firm of Davis Polk.[1] Prior to his work on the FTC and as a lobbyist, Leibowitz worked on Capitol Hill. He served as counsel to the U.S. Senate Antitrust Subcommittee, Senate Subcommittee on Terrorism and Technology, and counsel to Senator Herb Kohl
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Federal Trade Commission
The Federal Trade Commission
Federal Trade Commission
(FTC) is an independent agency of the United States
United States
government, established in 1914 by the Federal Trade Commission Act. Its principal mission is the promotion of consumer protection and the elimination and prevention of anticompetitive business practices, such as coercive monopoly. It is headquartered in the Federal Trade Commission Building
Federal Trade Commission Building
in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
The Federal Trade Commission Act
Federal Trade Commission Act
was one of President Woodrow Wilson's major acts against trusts. Trusts and trust-busting were significant political concerns during the Progressive Era. Since its inception, the FTC has enforced the provisions of the Clayton Act, a key antitrust statute, as well as the provisions of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. § 41 et seq
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American Bar Association
The American Bar Association
Bar Association
(ABA), founded August 21, 1878,[2] is a voluntary bar association of lawyers and law students, which is not specific to any jurisdiction in the United States. The ABA's most important stated activities are the setting of academic standards for law schools, and the formulation of model ethical codes related to the legal profession. The ABA has 410,000 members. Its national headquarters are in Chicago, Illinois; it also maintains a significant branch office in Washington, D.C.Contents1 History 2 Mission 3 Leadership and governance 4 Model ethical standards for lawyers 5 Accreditation of U.S
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Antitrust
Competition
Competition
law is a law that promotes or seeks to maintain market competition by regulating anti-competitive conduct by companies.[1][2] Competition
Competition
law is implemented through public and private enforcement.[3] Competition
Competition
law is known as anti-trust law in the United States, and as anti-monopoly law in China[1] and Russia. In previous years it has been known as trade practices law in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and Australia. In the European Union, it is referred to as both antitrust[4] and competition law.[5][6] The history of competition law reaches back to the Roman Empire. The business practices of market traders, guilds and governments have always been subject to scrutiny, and sometimes severe sanctions
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European Commission
The European Commission
European Commission
(EC) is an institution of the European Union, responsible for proposing legislation, implementing decisions, upholding the EU treaties and managing the day-to-day business of the EU.[2] Commissioners swear an oath at the European Court of Justice
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YKK Group
JPY 721.03 billion (FY 2014) (US$ 6.1 billion) (FY 2014)Net income JPY 46.9 billion (FY 2014) (US$ 390.8 million) (FY 2014)Number of employees42,154 (consolidated as of March 31, 2015)Website Official websiteFootnotes / references [1][2][3]Closeup of a YKK
YKK
zipper on blue jeansThe YKK
YKK
Group (YKK, Waikeikei Gurūpu) is a Japanese group of manufacturing companies. As the world's largest zipper manufacturer, YKK
YKK
Group is most known for making zippers; however, it also manufactures other fastening products, architectural products, plastic hardware and industrial machinery. The initials YKK
YKK
stand for Yoshida Kōgyō Kabushiki gaisha (吉田工業株式会社, lit. "Yoshida Manufacturing
Manufacturing
Corporation"), which was the name of the company from 1945 until 1994
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Coats PLC
Coats Group
Coats Group
plc is a British multi-national company. It is the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of sewing thread and supplies, and the second-largest manufacturer of zips and fasteners, after YKK. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange
London Stock Exchange
and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.Contents1 History 2 Controversy 3 References 4 Further reading 5 External linksHistory[edit]Ferguslie Thread MillsIn 1755 James and Patrick Clark began a loom equipment and silk thread business in Paisley, Scotland.[3] In 1806 Patrick Clark invented a way of twisting cotton threads together to substitute for silk threads which were unavailable due to France's blockade of Great Britain and opened the first plant for manufacturing the cotton thread in 1812.[4] In 1864 the Clark family began manufacturing in Newark, New Jersey, U.S
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Prym
The "William Prym GmbH
GmbH
& Co. KG" is the oldest family business in Germany. The holding company is located in Stolberg (Rhineland).Contents1 History 2 Price Fixing 3 Current 4 See also 5 Sources 6 References 7 Further reading 8 External linksHistory[edit]This section reads like a press release or a news article or is entirely based on routine coverage. Please expand this article with properly sourced content to meet's quality standards, event notability guideline, or encyclopedic content policy. (October 2015)For twelve generations the Prym family has been operating from the city of Stolberg, Germany, making and marketing semi-finished copper and brass products as well as haberdashery. In the 17th and 18th century they contributed substantially to establishing the local brass industry and its development towards international reputation. Johann ( *approx. 1340 to approx
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CINOA
CINOA (Confédération Internationale des Négociants en Oeuvres d'Art, or International Confederation of Art
Art
and Antique
Antique
Dealers' Associations) is a Brussels-based international federation, founded in 1935, of antique and art dealers, representing five thousand dealers from thirty-two art and antique associations in twenty-two countries.[1] Membership is limited to associations which require their members to adhere to extremely strict quality and expertise standards
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Price-fixing
Price fixing
Price fixing
is an agreement between participants on the same side in a market to buy or sell a product, service, or commodity only at a fixed price, or maintain the market conditions such that the price is maintained at a given level by controlling supply and demand. The intent of price fixing may be to push the price of a product as high as possible, generally leading to profits for all sellers but may also have the goal to fix, peg, discount, or stabilize prices. The defining characteristic of price fixing is any agreement regarding price, whether expressed or implied. Price fixing
Price fixing
requires a conspiracy between sellers or buyers
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Industry Technology Facilitator
Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) is an oil industry trade organisation established in 1999. It is owned by 30 major global oil majors and oilfield service companies. [1] The group has offices in Aberdeen, UK, Houston, USA, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Perth, Australia
Australia
and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.[2][not in citation given]Contents1 Members 2 Awards and recognition 3 References 4 External linksMembers[edit] ITF currently has a membership of 30 global operators and service companies including:[3]Aramco Services Company BG Group BP Chevron ConocoPhillips DONG Energy ENI EnQuest ExxonMobil GE Oil and Gas Kuwait Oil Company Maersk Marathon Oil Corporation Nexen Petrofac Petronas Petroleum Development Oman Premier Oil PTTEP Qatar Petroleum Schlumberger Shell Siemens Statoil Technip Total Tullow Oil Weatherford Wintershall Wood Group Woodside EnergyAwards and recognition[edit]This section does not cite any sources
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International Air Transport Association
The International Air Transport Association
International Air Transport Association
(IATA /aɪˈɑːtə/[1]) is a trade association of the world’s airlines. Consisting of 278 airlines, primarily major carriers, representing 117 countries, the IATA's member airlines account for carrying approximately 83% of total Available Seat Miles air traffic.[2] IATA supports airline activity and helps formulate industry policy and standards. It is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada with Executive Offices in Geneva, Switzerland.[3]Contents1 History 2 Priorities2.1 Safety 2.2 Security 2.3 Simplifying the Business 2.4 Environment 2.5 Services 2.6 Strategic partners 2.7 Publications - standards3 See also 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] IATA was formed in April 1945 in Havana, Cuba
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International Chamber Of Shipping
The International Chamber of Shipping is the world's principal shipping organisation, representing around 80%[1] of the world’s merchant tonnage, through membership by national shipowners' associations
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