North America – Trade Associations

Directory Business, Industry and Trade Associations

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is a regional agreement between the Government of Canada, the Government of the United Mexican States and the Government of the United States of America to implement a free trade area.
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In alphabetical order

United States

American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA)
The American Apparel & Footwear Association is the national trade association representing apparel, footwear and other sewn products companies, and their suppliers, which compete in the global market.

American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC)
AATCC is the world’s leading not-for-profit association serving textile professionals since 1921. AATCC is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, N.C., USA, providing test method development, quality control materials, and professional networking for thousands of members in 60 countries throughout the world.

United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce
The United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce is the leading binational business organization working to build mutually beneficial trade and investment relationships in the Americas.
The organization’s mission is to promote business between the United States and Mexico.


Chamber of Commerce of Mexico
The Chamber is an institution that promotes and defends the legitimate interests of employers and supports their growth through training and advice in legal matters and in matters of national and international business development.


The Organic Trade Association
The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is the membership-based business association for the organic industry in North America. OTA’s mission is to promote and protect organic trade to benefit the environment.
OTA represents businesses across the organic supply chain and addresses all things organic, including food, fiber/textiles, personal care products, and new sectors as they develop. Over sixty percent of OTA trade members are small businesses.

Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Association
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is Canada’s largest trade and industry association, and the voice of manufacturing and global business in Canada.