Trade associations are non-profit organizations. Staff sizes vary from one to several hundred, although most number six to 10 people. Duties of an association’s staff attorney might include reporting to members on governmental developments affecting their industry; facilitating contact between members, Congress, and appropriate agencies; and presenting an industry viewpoint to representatives of the federal government.

Selected Bilateral Chambers of Commerce

Business Associations Advancing U.S. Business Interests

Selected Foreign Government Trade Offices