Application for membership of International Consumer Research by 0j2dsEF5

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									Application for membership of International Consumer Research & Testing
Ltd (ICRT)

To the Company Secretary of ICRT,
2 Marylebone Road, 3rd Floor, London NW1 4DF, UK

From



Article (4a) of ICRT’s constitution states that a person shall be entitled to apply
for an ordinary share in ICRT if:

I.     it is a national/international/multinational organisation pursuing the
       interests of consumers and carrying on the activities of research and/or
       testing the standards of goods and/or services;

II.    its intentions are limited to carrying on activities exclusively on behalf of
       the interests of the consumer;

III.   it has no interest in the advancement of any party political cause, receives
       no funds, contributions, inducement or other form of incentive or
       remuneration from any undertaking or person advancing such cause;

IV.    it does not accept for a consideration in cash or in kind an advertisement
       in its publications;

V.     it takes all steps to prevent the information and advice it gives to
       consumers being reproduced in any manner which might mislead;

VI.    it’s independence of action and comment is not in any way influenced or
       qualified by the receipt of subsidies, sponsorship or other incentive or
       remuneration;

VII.   it undertakes to comply with such requirements as may be laid down by
       the ICRT Board of Directors from time to time;
Name of applicant

Address

Country

Telephone

Facsimile

E-Mail address

Website address

Type of Organisation
e.g. Government funded agency, no-profit private, co-operative, informal
association



Magazines published and circulation



Other publications

Number of Staff employed

Research & Test facilities normally used



Extent of operation e.g. regional, national, multi-national



Membership of other bodies




Do you have corporate members, and if so, why?
In accordance with paragraph (ii) above, can you confirm that your intentions are
limited to carrying on activities exclusively on behalf of the interests of the
consumer?

Yes                               Not only




Please describe activities, which may not have been carried out with the intention
focused on consumers:




In accordance with paragraph (iii) above, can you confirm that you have no
interest in the advancement of any party political cause, receive no funds,
contributions, inducement or other form or incentive or remuneration from any
undertaking or person advancing any such cause?

Yes                        Not Sure                                   No




Please can you attach one copy of your Annual Reports and Accounts for the
past two business years?

Please can you attach a breakdown of the sources of your income during the
past two business years?

In accordance with paragraph (iv) above, can you confirm that you do not accept
payment, direct or indirect, for advertisements in your publications?

Yes                        Not Sure                                 No
Please submit with your application one copy of your recent issues of your main
publication and an assortment of other publications you produce.



In accordance with paragraph        (v) above, regarding any situation when
manufacturers or providers of services reproduced your reports or results of your
tests or research in a misleading manner – please tell us what steps, if any, you
took to control this.




In accordance with paragraph (vi) above, can you confirm that your
independence of action and comment is not in any way influenced or qualified by
the receipt of subsidies, sponsorship or other incentive or remuneration?

Yes                 Not Sure                          No



Please describe any subsidies/sponsorship or other remuneration you may be
receiving:




In accordance with paragraph (vii) above, you are required to comply with any
requirements that may be laid down by the ICRT Board of Directors, from time to
time.



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