We came across this article posted on NutraIngredients, which highlights the importance of being part of a trade association:
Your trade association membership is like paying your insurance premiums. You wouldn’t cancel your property insurance or allow your medical insurance to lapse; what would happen if a disaster struck? The sam thinking should apply to your association membership. Your trade association is what you maintain – day in and day out – so that when burdensome regulations are threatened, or onerous legislation arises, you have a first line of defense. Imagine the effects of a single law that restricts your customer’s access to your products or raises your cost of doing business. The proactive work your trade association does is your insurance policy against a host of regulatory and legislative crises.
Read the full article at NutraIngredients website at this link.