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INVOLVEMENT WITH IRTA

IRTA (International Reciprocal Trade Association) Bartercard is a founding member of the International Reciprocal Trade Association (Australasia) IRTA(A), whose main role is the governance of the industry’s common code of ethics and peer review self-regulatory system. 

The IRTA is a non-profit organisation of companies committed to promoting just and equitable standards of reciprocal trade (barter). The key focus of the organisation is to raise the value of reciprocal trade to businesses and communities worldwide by educating, self-regulating and leading by example. The IRTA services the international and Australian barter industry by:

Uniting the industry under a common code of ethics and peer review
Promoting barter trade as a responsible form of commerce to the public, media and government.
Providing legislative advocacy and political action in member countries.
Sharing best practices and new trading opportunities to enhance growth and profitability of industry members.
Raising professional standards by education and training, plus awarding credentials based on professional knowledge, experience and achievements.
Leading the industry into the future by anticipating changes and alerting members to new knowledge and systems.
Encouraging worldwide expansion of commercial barter through mutual support and free exchange of information among nations. Signifying the contribution Bartercard and its founders have made to the global barter industry,

Bartercard founders Wayne Sharpe and Andrew Federowsky have been inducted into the IRTA Hall of Fame. This is one of the global trade economy’s most exclusive clubs and the highest honour bestowed by IRTA. This honour of induction officially recognises individuals who are regarded as indisputable leaders in the barter industry.

According to IRTA Executive Director Krista Vardabash, the term ‘indisputable leader’ is defined as a person who has made universally recognised and specific contributions to the barter industry over a 10-year period or longer. Above all, inductees must be regarded in the industry as highly professional and ethical. Through its membership of IRTA(A), Bartercard continues its leadership role, operating under industry standards, thus providing the benchmark of the Association and the industry as a whole. For more information about the IRTA, please go to www.irta.com
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