SIGIS membership is not required for a Manufacturer; however there may be some benefits for a Manufacturer to become a member:
- Manufacturer submissions to the Eligible Product List will be more comprehensive, since the whole catalog will be submitted versus only what a merchant will be carrying.
- Manufacturer submissions are generally timelier, as they have the most visibility before products hit the market.
- Manufacturers will have visibility to the Eligible Product List and can verify their products are listed. (The Eligible Product List is only available to members for internal use, external publication and sharing is prohibited).
- Manufacturers will receive communications directly from SIGIS on applicable changes in the law and product eligibility.