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Membership Information

Membership Information

What USHSLA Does For Its Members

  • The industry's voice in Washington, DC.
  • Source of information on international developments affecting U.S. hides and skins.
  • Provides advice on new market opportunities and trade policy.
  • Conducts market development activites in foreign markets, including trade shows and trade missions.
  • Provides assistance to the USDA-Agricultural Research Service regarding hides research in Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania.
  • USHSLA is the only organization that specifically focuses on the issues and concerns of U.S. hides and skins producers, processors, brokers, dealers and exporters.

Dues Structure

Membership dues are based on the volume of hides produced, processed or traded per week, averaged over one year, and are determined annually by the USHSLA Board of Directors. Hides included are cattle hides, calf and kip skins, pigskins, sheepskins, sheep pelts, and wet blue products. Each is weighted equally in determining the volume.

For additional information, see our USHSLA Membership Application (pdf) or fill up our online USHSLA Membership Application.

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If you are currently a USHSLA member and would like to update your contact information, please see our member update form.

USHSLA prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Association.
If you believe you have experienced discrimination when obtaining services from USHSLA while participating in program that receives financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, you may file a complaint with USDA by following this link: https://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint-resolution.