board of trade

an association of business people.
Board of Trade, (in England) the national ministry that supervises and encourages commerce and industry.

1770–80 Unabridged
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board of trade
(US), (Canadian) another name for a chamber of commerce

Board of Trade
(in the United Kingdom) a ministry within the Department of Trade: responsible for the supervision of commerce and the promotion of export trade

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The board of trade shall have reasonable discretion in establishing the manner in which it complies with the core principles.
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