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2013
APPLICATION FOR
REGULAR MEMBERS
The undersigned hereby makes application for membership in Toy Industry Association, Inc., with the understanding that this membership will remain in force until formally terminated
by the Association, pursuant to its by-laws, or by a written request from our company prior to the end of the period for which dues have been paid.
COMPANY NAME
YEAR BUSINESS WAS ESTABLISHED
STREET
CITY
STATE
COUNTRY
ZIP/POSTAL CODE
PHONE
FAX
(INCLUDE COUNTRY CODE IF NON-U.S.)
(INCLUDE COUNTRY CODE IF NON-U.S.)
E-MAIL
WEBSITE
THE OFFICERS OF THIS COMPANY ARE (if the company is a partnership, give names of the partners):
To list additional officers and emails, please use a separate sheet and attach to application.
CEO NAME & TITLE
E-MAIL
COO NAME & TITLE
E-MAIL
CFO NAME & TITLE
E-MAIL
OUR FIRM IS A (check one):
o Corporation under the laws of [State or Province and Country] ________________
o Partnership
o Sole Proprietorship
DOES YOUR FIRM HAVE SUBSIDIARIES? IF SO, PLEASE NAME:
DOES YOUR FIRM OR ANY OF ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES OR AFFILIATES
OWN AND/OR OPERATE ANY RETAIL ENTITIES INCLUDING ONLINE
SUBSIDIARIES? IF SO, PLEASE NAME*.
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES (company-wide): _______________
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF YOUR PRODUCT LINE(S):
*If during your membership your firm or any of its parents, subsidiaries
or affiliates become proprietors of any retail entities and/or online retail
subsidiaries you must promptly advise TIA in writing.
IS YOUR FIRM A SUBSIDIARY OR A DIVISION OF A PARENT COMPANY?
IF SO, PLEASE NAME:
Regular members shall pay dues in the amount determined by their annual domestic and FOB sales by the company and all affiliated companies of toys and consumer products
intended for the youth market in the United States, Mexico and Canada, or by annual net income, in accordance with a schedule developed and approved by the Board of Directors
annually. Where separate firms or corporations have merged or consolidated into one firm or association or where one firm or corporation becomes a part of or a subsidiary of the
other, then their combined or consolidated sales of toys, games, decorations and allied products shall be considered for the purpose of determining their dues under the schedule.
Our dues category as checked below has been computed in accordance with the provisions of Article 13.1 of TIA By-Laws and this schedule. We certify that the sales volume/
income checked below is a true and accurate figure, based upon the information currently available to us, and understand and agree that if TIA should later determine that the figure
is incorrect, TIA shall be able to collect any additional dues that may be owed based on a higher sales volume/income than that checked below.
MANUFACTURERS ANNUAL NET SALES FOR OUR MOST RECENT FULL FISCAL YEAR
ANNUAL DUES (Please check applicable annual category)
ANNUAL NET SALES
o Under $1 million
o 1 to 3 million o 3 to 5 million o 5 to 8 million o 8 to 10 million DUES
$1,725
$3,000
$3,750
$5,000
$7,000
ANNUAL NET SALES
o 10 to 15 million o 15 to 20 million o 20 to 30 million o 30 to 40 million o 40 to 50 million DUES
ANNUAL NET SALES
$9,100
$12,500
$16,000
$20,000
$25,000
o 50 to 75 million o 75 to 100 million o 100 to 150 million
o 150 to 200 million o 200 to 300 million DUES
ANNUAL NET SALES
$32,000
$39,000
$47,000
$56,050
$70,000
o 300 to 400 million
o 400 to 500 million o 500 million to 1B
o Over 1 billion DUES
$85,000
$100,000
$120,000
$250,000
RETAILERS ANNUAL GROSS SALES OF TOY PRODUCTS
ANNUAL DUES (Please check applicable annual category)
ANNUAL GROSS SALES DUES
o Under $1 million o 1 to 3 million $1,725
$3,000
ANNUAL GROSS SALES DUES
o 3 to 5 million
o 5 to 25 million $3,750
$5,000
ANNUAL GROSS SALES
DUES
o 25 to 100 million $10,000
o 100 to 250 million $25,000
ANNUAL GROSS SALES
o Over 250 million DUES
$50,000
LICENSORS ANNUAL WHOLESALE TOY SALES
ANNUAL DUES (Please check applicable annual category)
WHOLESALE SALES
o 0 to 10 million o 10 to 25 million DUES
WHOLESALE SALES
$1,725
$3,000
o 25 to 50 million
o 50 to 100 million DUES
WHOLESALE SALES
$3,750
$5,000
DUES
o 100 to 250 million $10,000
o Over 250 million $25,000
INVENTOR/DESIGNER ANNUAL NET INCOME
ANNUAL DUES (Please check applicable annual category)
ANNUAL INCOME
o Under $1 million DUES
ANNUAL INCOME
$1,000
o 1 to 3 million
DUES
$2,000
ANNUAL INCOME
o 3 to 5 million DUES
$3,000
ANNUAL INCOME
o Over 5 million DUES
$5,000
MANUFACTURERS/SALES REPS ANNUAL NET INCOME
ANNUAL DUES (Please check applicable annual category)
ANNUAL INCOME
o Under $1 million DUES
ANNUAL INCOME
$2,000
o 1 to 3 million
DUES
$3,000
ANNUAL INCOME
o 3 to 5 million DUES
$3,750
ANNUAL INCOME
o Over 5 million DUES
$5,500
METHOD OF PAYMENT (Please select one)
o By check
Check or money order enclosed in the amount of $___________.
Must be US funds and drawn on a US bank. Make checks payable
to Toy Industry Association, Inc.
o Electronic Funds Transfer
Please fill out the enclosed form.
Add our tax deductible donation to the Toy Industry Foundation in the amount of:
o By credit card
Please fill out the enclosed form.
o $500
o $1,000
o Other $__________
Dues information will be regarded as strictly confidential by the Toy Industry Association staff and is not shared with the TIA Board. Similar information is filed by all applicants.
A partnership may be represented at meetings of the Association by a partner. A corporation may be represented at meetings of the Association by an officer.
Applications for membership and first year’s dues shall be submitted to the Member Services Department. A majority vote of the members of the Board of Directors shall be
necessary to elect an applicant to membership. MEMBERSHIP DUES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
ICTI CARE PROCESS Support
o YES, our company supports the ICTI Care Process and confirms that within 12 months of joining TIA we will source substantially all of our manufactured/private label toy
products from factories in the ICTI CARE Process where it is operational.
COMPLETED BY SIGNATURE OF INDIVIDUAL PREPARING FORM
NAME OF CEO/CFO
TITLE
SIGNATURE OF CEO/CFO DATE
E-MAIL
PHONE
FAX
(INCLUDE COUNTRY CODE IF NON-U.S.)
(INCLUDE COUNTRY CODE IF NON-U.S.)
Dues, registration fees, advertising, purchase of exhibit space, etc. are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. Note: this section deals with
charitable deductions only, not business or other deductions. To the extent that TIA engages in lobbying activities as defined by Section 162 (e) of the Internal Revenue Code, a portion of
your dues would be non-refundable for Federal income taxes. In accordance with the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code Section 6033(e), 50% of the 2013 dues are non-deductible.
SEND COMPLETED FORMS WITH PAYMENT TO
TOY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION, INC. PO Box 934837, Atlanta, GA 31193-4837 or fax to (212) 675-1328.
© 2012 Toy Industry Association, Inc.
2013
ACH AUTOMATIC PAYMENT/CREDIT CARD
NEW MEMBER AUTHORIZATION
MEMBER INFORMATION
COMPANY NAME
COMPANY STREET ADDRESS
COMPANY STREET ADDRESS (2ND LINE)
COMPANY CITYSTATE / PROVINCEPOSTAL CODECOUNTRY
In part because of new U.S. banking rules regarding International ACH Transactions (IAT), TIA can only accept domestic ACH transfers. Therefore, only ACH
transactions that do not involve a foreign bank can be processed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
On behalf of the above named company, I hereby authorize Toy Industry Association, Inc. to initiate debit entries and adjustments to debit entries (credits)
to the commercial checking account or credit card account named below. I hereby authorize Toy Industry Association, Inc. to make these entries based on
transactions initiated by the above named company for purchases of goods and services. This authority is to remain in full force and effect until Toy Industry
Association, Inc. has received written notification from me or other authorized agent of my company of its termination in such a time and manner as to afford
Toy Industry Association, Inc. reasonable opportunity to act on it.
TOTAL DUES PAYMENT $__________________________
COMMERCIAL CHECKING ACCOUNT INFORMATION PLEASE ATTACH A VOIDED CHECK TO THIS FORM
ACCOUNT DEPOSITORY NAME
BANK NAME
BANK BRANCH
BANK CITYSTATE / PROVINCEPOSTAL CODE
ABA TRANSIT NUMBERACCOUNT NUMBER
OFFICIAL SIGNATORY FULL NAME (CLEARLY PRINTED)
OFFICIAL SIGNATUREDATE
CREDIT CARD ACCOUNT INFORMATION
CHARGE $___________ TO MY CREDIT CARD: o AMERICAN EXPRESS (Only acceptable for dues payments of $70,000 or less) o DISCOVER o MASTERCARD o VISA
CARD NUMBER
EXPIRATION DATE
3 OR 4 DIGIT SECURITY CODE*
CARDHOLDER NAME
SIGNATURE
*Visa, Mastercard and Discover users
The Card ID Number is the 3-digit number located on the back of your card,
usually at the top of the signature strip.
American Express users
Look for the 4-digit number printed on the front of your card. Depending on which
card you have, you’ll find this number in small type above your credit card’s main
number on either the left or right side.
PROCESSED BYDATE
© 2012 Toy Industry Association, Inc.
TIA MEMBER COMMITMENT TO THE “ICTI CARE PROCESS”
Applicable to manufacturing member companies and/or member companies
manufacturing their own private label toys
Ethical manufacturing is a responsibility of all companies in the toy industry. The U.S. toy industry can be
proud of the measures it has taken to assure that toys sourced in China for the U.S. market are produced in
factories that treat their employees fairly and with dignity.
The TIA Board of Directors has affirmed the importance of ethical toy manufacturing by unanimously voting
to make commitment to the “ICTI CARE Process” a requirement for membership in the Association. This is a
bold policy, and demonstrates that TIA is genuinely dedicated to ethical treatment of toy factory workers. It
is also an important response to accusations from critics who claim that our industry exploits children and
laborers to produce its toys.
Accordingly, companies joining or renewing their membership in the TIA must confirm their commitment to
the ICTI CARE Process as follows:
• Our company supports the ICTI CARE Process for ethical treatment of workers and affirms that wherever that Process is operational we source substantially all of our product (95% or more) from factories
that either:
• have an ICTI CARE Seal (Level A, B or Conditional)
• are on probation
• are registered and awaiting audit
New members in TIA must confirm that within 12 months of joining the association they will source substantially all of their products from factories in the ICTI CARE Process where it is operational.
WHAT IS THE ICTI CARE PROCESS (ICP)?
The ICTI CARE Process is the International Council of Toy Industries’ (ICTI) program to promote ethical
manufacturing, in the form of fair labor treatment, as well as employee health and safety, in the toy industry supply chain worldwide. Its initial focus is in China, where 80 percent of the world’s toy volume is
manufactured. Its intent is to provide a single, fair, thorough and consistent program to monitor toy factories’ compliance with ICTI’s Code of Business Practices (the “Code”). “CARE” stands for: Caring, Awareness,
Responsible, Ethical. Additional detailed information about the ICTI CARE Process is available at:
http://www.icti-care.org/index.html.
1115 Broadway | Suite 400 | New York | NY 10010 | Tel 212.675.1141 | Fax 212.633.1429 | [email protected]
WHAT IS ICTI?
The International Council of Toy Industries (ICTI) was formed in 1974 as an association of toy trade associations from around the world. The products of its 20 member countries encompass the full range of toys,
playthings and related merchandise. In 1995, ICTI adopted a Code of Business Practices and, in 1996, it expanded this Code and also adopted a Fire Prevention and Emergency Preparedness Guide to encourage safe
conditions in toy factories around the world. Since then, ICTI members have twice revised the code and will
continue to do so in future as needed.
ICP CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT PROCESS.
The ICP has begun implementation of its new policy on Wages and Working Hours via a Continuous Improvement Process. This new process, which has been phased in since September 2009, is now in full
effect. The goal of this new effort is to improve factory compliance with wages and working hours requirements and to foster improved transparency in this critical area.
Instead of the earlier “pass-fail” system for compliance with wages and working hours requirements, the
new Continuous Improvement Process offers toy factories the opportunity to qualify for ICP compliance
certification more quickly. This is accomplished by working progressively toward full compliance on wages
and working hours over time.
WHY SHOULD CONSUMERS FEEL CONFIDENT IN CARE CERTIFICATION?
A factory will receive an ICTI CARE Seal of Compliance only if it can demonstrate that it is committed to
compliance with the ICTI Code of Business Practices by establishing effective, verifiable, systems to satisfy
the Code’s provisions. This evaluation will be performed after a rigorous review by an independent third
party monitor that has itself been accredited by the ICTI CARE Technical Advisory Council (TAC).
1115 Broadway | Suite 400 | New York | NY 10010 | Tel 212.675.1141 | Fax 212.633.1429 | [email protected]
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