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Merck is a member of numerous industry and trade groups. We work with these groups because they represent the pharmaceutical industry and business community in debates led by governments and other stakeholders, and because they are important in helping to reach industry consensus on policy issues. At times we may not share the views of our peers or associations. Merck representatives on the boards and committees of industry groups and associations ensure that we voice questions or concerns we may have about policy or related activities. We may even recuse ourselves from related association or industry group activities.

Following is a partial listing of industry and trade groups in which we are members:

Global Organizations
Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU)
International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA)
World Economic Forum
Regional & National Organizations*
American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ)
Asia Society
Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)
Canada's Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (Rx&D)
European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA)
Farmaindustria (Italy)
Farmaindustria (Spain)
Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers of Japan (FPMAJ)
French Pharmaceutical Companies Association
German Association of Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies
Japan Business Federation (Nippon Keidanren)
Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (JPMA)
Mexican Association of Pharmaceutical Research (AMIIF)
TransAtlantic Business Dialogue (TABD)
U.S.-ASEAN Business Council
U.S.-China Business Council
U.S.-India Business Council
U.S.-Japan Business Council
United States**
Alliance for Health Reform
Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
Business Roundtable
Conference Board
Council on Competitiveness
Healthcare Leadership Council
National Association of Manufacturers
National Health Council
National Pharmaceutical Council
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

*We also are members of national pharmaceutical industry associations in many other countries in which we operate.

**Merck is also a member of chambers of commerce and pharmaceutical - and biotechnology-related trade associations in numerous states.