Question: Do all my trade references qualify?
Answer: No. There is a variety of reasons why a trade reference would not qualify and therefore not be accepted by D&B including:
1. The company already automatically reports all their business customers.
2. The company is not a US company.
3. The company does not have an established D&B credit file of their own.
4. The company is a bank, insurance company, or is renting real estate to you.
For more information on trade references see http://www.dandb.com/glossary/trade-references/.