Serving the Great Lakes Region Since 1978

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 (IRTA) and the National Association of Trade Exchanges (NATE), we can access tens of thousands of businesses worldwide. MTA provides exceptional customer service and commitment to our members. We look forward to your success!

Looking to maximize your sales, and minimize your expenses?

Bartering may be a solution to your problems! Through the use of trade, or bartering, you can fund many of your business and personal expenses without using cash. Instead you use MTA trade credits earned from selling your product or service to other member companies. Free up cash you may need for other purchases or use it to expand your business, and buy what you need for your company with MTA credits!