Membership generally “person”. There shall be one class of members in the Corporation separated into six dues categories:
- Corporate members
- Major Importers and End-users
- Medium Importers and End-users
- Small Importers and End-users
- Brokers, Export Suppliers and Associations
- Ancillary Companies
The word “person” in these sections refers to any individual, partnership, firm or corporation.
Regular Members Any person representing an importer or end-user based in the United States who has multiple subsidiaries either within the United States and/or overseas is qualified to apply for membership in the Corporate category.
Any person, who is actively engaged in the importation, distribution, processing, retail or food service sale of imported meats, and who takes title to the meat and arranges financing for such transactions, and/or makes decisions on the buying and selling of such meat from producers and shippers, and whose interests are determined by the Board of Directors to be in keeping with the purposes of the Corporation, is qualified to apply for membership in one of the three Importer and End-users dues categories.
Any person, such as a meat broker, exporter to the United States and meat industry association representative shall be qualified to apply for membership in the Brokers, Export Suppliers and Associations category.
Any person such as a warehouseman, carrier, laboratory, consultant, or other, whose interests are determined by the Board of Directors to be in keeping with the purposes of the Corporation, and who benefits directly or indirectly from importation or exportation of meat, shall be qualified to apply for membership in the Ancillary category.
The determination of which category a member falls into will be made by the MICA Executive Committee and will be subject to review by the Board in the case of dispute by the member or applicant.