The National Candle Association(NCA) is the major trade association representing U.S. candle manufacturers and their suppliers.
The National Candle Association is widely recognized as the leading technical authority on candles and candle manufacturing.
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membership Dues Annual dues for membership in the NCA are based on a company's membership category and sales volume. There are four membership categories:

Regular Member -- a wholesale manufacturer or distributor of candles and/or candle accessories in North America*. A company must manufacture at least 50 percent of its product in North America to be eligible for Regular membership.

Associate Member -- a company that supplies products or services directly to wholesale manufacturers or distributors of candles and/or candle accessories in the U.S. or internationally. NCA Associate members typically supply such materials as containers, dyes, fragrances, waxes, wicks, labels, machinery, testing services, etc.

Affiliate Member -- a retailer of candles and/or candle accessories, OR a wholesale manufacturer or distributor of candles and/or candle accessories with more than 50 percent of its candles and/or candle accessories manufactured outside North America.*

Student Affiliate Member --  A post-secondary academic institution that enrolls students in curricula that could lead them to pursue careers in the candle industry is eligible for Student Affiliate membership in this Association.  Students enrolled in the institution are eligible to attend annual or special meetings and may participate in committees and other activities of the Association, but the Student Affiliate member institution is not entitled to vote.

View the 2014 NCA Dues Schedule here.  

* North America is defined as the United States, Canada or Mexico

Dues paid to NCA are not deductible as a charitable contribution for Federal income tax purposes, but may be deductible for most members of a trade association under Section 162 of the Internal Revenue Code as an ordinary and necessary business expense.  However, 5% of your dues is not deductible because NCA engages in lobbying on a limited basis


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