Any individual, partnership, firm or corporation regularly engaged in the manufacture in the United States of (a) cutlery products, including, but not limited to, knives with folding blades, table cutlery, fixed blade cutlery, table, kitchen or household implements, scissors or shears or edged hand tools, or (b) machine knives or metal cutting knives (examples of machine knives are set forth on Annex A of these Regulations), is eligible to become a Manufacturer Member of the Association under the terms and conditions herein set forth or as may be determined by the Board of Directors. Manufacture for the purpose of this section is not merely assembling or combining imported components.
A majority of the products described above (measured by dollar volume of sales) sold by Manufacturer Members and their related entities in the United States must be North American-made products that are manufactured by such Member, including its related entities.
US-made products are defined in terms of substantial transformation consistent with US Customs Department regulations.
Any individual, partnership, firm or corporation primarily engaged in the sale of components, equipment or supplies to a Manufacturing Member is eligible to become an Associate Member of the Association under the terms and conditions herein set forth or as may be determined by the Board of Directors. If in good standing, Associate Members shall be entitled to attend all regular meetings and trade shows of the Association, to receive publications and releases of the Association, and to enjoy such other privileges of the Association as may be determined from time to time by the Board of Directors. Associate Members may not hold office or vote at meetings of the Association.