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06/08/2010

NATE & IRTA Working Together To Benefit The Barter Industry

The International Reciprocal Trade Association (IRTA) and the National Association of Trade Exchanges (NATE) have announced their cooperative effort to modernize and update the current Certified Trade Broker (CTB) program offered by both industry associations.

In a joint statement issued by NATE President Gary Oshry and IRTA President David Wallach they agreed, that the education and certification of the trade brokers that represent the modern trade and barter industry is a top priority for both associations. �By collaborating on this vital project we usher in a welcoming spirit of cooperation and in the end we will offer a finished product that will be improved, standardized and utilized, by the entire industry.�

Members of the joint committee include; Maurya Lane � Barter Business Exchange, NATE President Gary Oshry � New England Trade, Richard Harris � National Commerce Exchange, David Wallach � President IRTA, Dr. Lee � Business Xchange Singapore, Mike Mercier � Metro Trade, Kim Strabley � International Monetary Systems, Perry Constantinides � Barter Services International, Steve Acerra � Florida Barter, and Ron Whitney � IRTA Executive Director.

�Our goal is to have this project completed by the first of October 2010,� said Committee Chairperson Kim Strabley. �We plan to offer CTB courses and testing online so that we can more efficiently educate and certify our industry�s trade brokers.�



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