Appendix 3: Association Antitrust Reminders and Meeting Guidelines

It is required that all member repre sentatives involved in
[association] activities, as well as [association] cons ultants and meeting
participants, be sensitive to the legal issues involving trade associations
and take all measures necessary to comply with U.S. antit rust laws and
similar foreign competition laws.
Whether seriously or in je st, do not discuss or exchange information
Prices, including:
Individual company prices, price changes, pric e differentials,
pricing patterns or policies, or ter ms and conditions of sale
affecting price such as disc ounts, allowances, credit terms,
warranties, rebates or special financing, indemnification
Industry pricing policies, price levels, price changes, pricing
procedures, profit margins or other data that bear on price .
Individual company data regarding costs, production, capacity,
inventory, sales, profit margins or other data that bear on price.
Production, including:
Individual company plans concerning the desi gn, production,
distribution or marketing of particular produc ts or product
features, including possible or proposed customers or terr itories.
Agreements with competitors to (1) control or limit production,
(2) restrict or allocate exports or imports, (3) control or limit
product quality or research, or (4) allocate sal es according to
customers, territories or products.
Marketing procedures, including:
Matters relating to dealing or not dealing with actual or pote ntial
individual suppliers, custo mers or competitors that might
exclude them from the market;
Territorial restrictions, alloc ations of customers, restrictions on
types of products or any other kind of market division.

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