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Barter is a method of exchanging goods and services without using cash that has existed since ancient times. Nowadays, the public is likely to perceive barter as illegal, antiquated, or irrelevant. However, you might be surprised to find out that barter is not only legal and recognized by the IRS coding system, but that it is the basis for an entire industrial matrix that is available to anyone that is interested in participating.
Barter is a dynamic financial system of trade for those who are willing to do business outside the box of the current financial paradigm. Join us as Ron Whitney, the executive director of the International Reciprocal Trade Association (IRTA), and American Commerce Exchange (ACX) president Mark Tracy share fascinating insights into the world of barter.
IRTA is a non-profit organization committed to promoting just and equitable standards of practice and operation within the modern trade and barter and other Alternative Capital Systems Industry, by raising the awareness and value of these processes to the entire Global Community.
ACX offers an innovative way for businesses to market their excess products and services. Rather than one-on-one barter, members become part of an organization system, whereby they have access to a wide range of talents and products in exchange for their own services and inventory.
The International Reciprocal Trade Association, IRTA, is a non-profit organization committed to promoting just and equitable standards of practice and operation within the Modern Trade and Barter and other Alternative Capital Systems Industry, by raising the awareness and value of these processes to the entire Global Community.
The mission of IRTA is, to provide all Industry Members with an ethically based global organization, dedicated to the advancement of Modern Trade and Barter and other Alternative Capital Systems, through the use of education, self regulation, high standards and government relations.
The IRTA fulfills its purpose by:
• Uniting the global Modern Trade and Barter Industry with a universal structure of standards, regulations and a Code of Ethics and peer review process.
• Promoting Modern Trade and Barter as a responsible form of commerce to the public, media and government agencies.
• Providing legislative advocacy and political action worldwide.
• Sharing best practices of Modern ´Trade and Barter to enhance the growth and profitability of Industry Members.
• Raising professional standards by education and training and awarding credentials solely based on professional knowledge experience and achievements.
• Leading the Modern Trade and Barter Industry into the future, by anticipating changes in laws and governmental regulations that affect the Industry.
• Encouraging the worldwide expansion of Modern Trade and Barter through mutual support and the free exchange of ideas and information among Industry members.