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  • ACTIF currently includes members from 17 countries. The membership is not restrictive in terms of geographical coverage. Membership to ACTIF is based on trade associations, related agencies and organizations engaged in the cotton, textile and apparel value chain.
  • Allows for a broader participation by international organizations, related agencies and ancillary industries.
  • A corporate member: Nationally or Sub-Regionally based trade associations, organizations and related agencies.

Membership criteria

 Corporate member:

  • Nationally, or sub-regionally based trade associations, organizations and related agencies (Public & Private) in the production, ginning, textile and apparel sectors based in Africa.
  • Membership is by institution, not by individual, with an institutional representative designated to participate and make decisions on its behalf.
  • Member institutions (associations, related agencies, organizations) must be an institution in good standing, legally registered, and truly representative of its sector.
  • Companies in an appropriate sector, but without national associations, or not members of existing national associations, may join ACTIF directly as corporate members but have no individual voting rights and are not eligible to hold office (but may be co-opted onto committees).
  • ACTIF is founded, held in trust, and governed by the corporate members and all services are focused on their needs and requirements.

Associate Member:

  • All Internationally & Regionally based trade organizations, related agencies and ancillary companies may join ACTIF as Associate Members.
  • This would include, but not exclusive to, suppliers, distributors, packaging companies, non-government organizations, donors, donor funded projects, banks, shipping / transporters / freight forwarders, equipment suppliers, service providers, and government agencies.
  • Although services are not focused on Associate Members, nor are they involved in the governance process, Associate Members are strongly encouraged to participate in ACTIF activities, and lend active technical and other support to ACTIF programs and services.

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