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It is the practice of the American Institute of Architects and its members to comply strictly with all laws, including federal and state antitrust
laws, that apply to AIA operations and activities. Compliance with the letter and spirit of the antitrust laws is an important goal of the AIA,
and is essential to maintaining the Institute's reputation for the highest standards of ethical conduct.
For the full AIA Antitrust Compliance Statement and Procedures, please visit http://aia.org/about/antitrust/index.htm
THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS ANTITRUST COMPLIANCE GUIDELINES
♦ costs, discounts, terms of sale, profit margins or anything else
The American Institute of Architects and its members are committed
to full compliance with all laws and regulations, and to maintaining
that might affect those prices
♦ allocating markets, customers, territories or products with
the highest ethical standards in the way we conduct our operations
and activities. Our commitment includes strict compliance with
♦ limiting production
federal and state antitrust laws, which are designed to protect this
country's free competitive economy.
♦ whether or not to deal with any other business
♦ any competitively sensitive information concerning your own
business or a competitor's.
Responsibility for Antitrust Compliance
Compliance with the antitrust laws is a serious business. Antitrust
violations may result in heavy fines for corporations, and in fines and
* Do not stay at a meeting, or any other gathering, if those kinds
of discussions are taking place.
even imprisonment for individuals. While the General Counsel pro-
* Do not discuss any other sensitive antitrust subjects (such as
vides guidance on antitrust matters, you bear the ultimate respon-
price discrimination, reciprocal dealing, or exclusive dealing
sibility for assuring that your actions and the actions of any of those
agreements) without first consulting counsel.
under your direction comply with the antitrust laws.
* Do not create any documents, e-mail or other records that
might be misinterpreted to suggest that the Institute condones
or is involved in anticompetitive behavior.
In all operations and activities of the Institute, you must avoid any
discussions or conduct that might violate the antitrust laws or even
raise an appearance of impropriety. The following guidelines will
help you do that:
* Do not have discussions with other members or competitors
about any of the following subjects (unless you've first
* Do consult counsel about any documents or activities that
touch on sensitive antitrust subjects such as pricing, market
allocations, refusals to deal with any business, and the like.
* Do consult with counsel on any non-routine correspondence
that requests one of the Institute's members to participate
in projects or programs, submit data for such activities, or
consulted legal counsel):
otherwise join other members in the Institute's actions.
♦ your prices for products or services, or prices charged by
* Do use an agenda and take accurate minutes at every meeting.
Have counsel review the agenda and minutes before they are
put into final form and circulated.
We're Here to Help
Whenever you have any question about whether particular Institute
activities might raise antitrust or other problems, don't hesitate to
contact AIA at (800) 242-3837.
The American Institute of Architects General Counsel's Office
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* Metropolitan Ceramics
* Royal Thin Brick
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