Membership Eligibility

Who can Sign Up?

Any legally established, for-profit business entity, which falls into the following business classifications, may be admitted to membership in WIMA:

Writing and Marking Instrument Manufacturers

Applicant must operate facilities for the manufacture or assembly of finished writing and marking instruments in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico. Foreign manufacturers or assemblers of writing instruments must have an office based in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico whose principal business in the U.S. is the sale of such writing instruments in the U.S.

Component Suppliers

Applicant must operate facilities within the U.S., Canada, or Mexico for the manufacture or assembly of components, materials, equipment, machinery, or supplies used by manufacturers of writing and marking instruments. Foreign suppliers must have an office based in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico whose principal business in the U.S. is the sale of components, materials, equipment, machinery, or supplies in the U.S.

Exclusive Distributors

Applicant must have a contract from a writing or marking instrument manufacturer which indicates they have the exclusive right to distribute these writing instruments in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico.

Advertising Specialty Companies

Applicant must operate facilities within the U.S., Canada or Mexico and be affiliated with producing promotional products within the writing instrument industry. Foreign advertising specialty companies must have an office based in the U.S., Canada or Mexico.

Raw Material Suppliers

Applicant must operate facilities within the U.S., Canada or Mexico for the manufacture of raw materials used by component suppliers of writing and marking instruments and/or writing instrument manufacturers. Foreign suppliers must have an office based in the U.S., Canada or Mexico whose principal business is the sale of raw materials.

Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association

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