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Political Factors

Macroeconomic political factors involve the overall political climate and governmental activity in areas such as fiscal policy, tariffs, energy and other policies and processes. Activities may affect overall or industry-specific outcomes.

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Industry Associations

Trade, industry, sector or other associations are generally organized to address the group's interest to ensure that their concerns are heard. Associations and organizations may provide publications free or at cost, with access that may be open or limited to membership, or open with requirement to register.  Industry association web sites may include Current Issues sections noting the impact of a policy or regulation on the industry.