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Welcome to Metro Trading Association!

Metro Trading Association is the oldest trade association in the Great Lakes Region. MTA is here to help your business improve cash flow, reduce inventory and increase profits through bartering. It’s our top priority to fulfill your personal and business bartering needs. As the Midwest’s leading organized barter service, MTA has concentrated on building a strong barter economy for its members. Through our association with the International Reciprocal Trade Association and the National Association of Trade exchanges, we can access tens of thousands of businesses worldwide. Since it’s inception in 1978, MTA is approaching more than a quarter of a billion dollars in transactions. MTA provides exceptional customer service and commitment to our members. We look forward to your success!

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World of Trading!

Bartering is a simple easy way to bring new customers to your business. When you join MTA, a new market of thousands of potential clients opens up to you.


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Reasons to Barter

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