TRALAC - Trade Law Centre

Trade Acronyms

ACP

African, Caribbean, and Pacific Countries

AD

Antidumping

AD VAL

Ad Valorem Tariff Rate

AFDF

African Development Fund

AGOA

African Growth and Opportunity Act

APEC

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

APTA

Automotive Products Trade Act

ASEAN

Association of Southeast Asian Nations

ATA

Admission Temporaire (temporary admission)

ATAC(s)

Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee(s)

ATC

Agreement on Textiles and Clothing

ATPA

Andean Trade Preference Act

AUI

ASEAN-United States Initiative

AVE

Ad Valorem Equivalent

BDV

Brussels Definition of Value

BIA

Best Information Available

BIRPI

United International Bureaux for the Protection of Intellectual Property

BIS

Bank for International Settlements

BIT

Bilateral Investment Treaty

BNC

Binational Commission

BOND

Business Outreach to New Democracies (program)

BOP

Balance of Payments

BOT

Balance of Trade

BTN

Brussels Tariff Nomenclature

C&F

Cost and Freight (Incoterm)

CAP

Common Agricultural Policy (EU)

CARIBCAN

Canadian-Caribbean Basin Initiative

CARICOM

Caribbean Common Market

CBERA

Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act

CBI

Caribbean Basin Initiative

CCC

Commodity Credit Corporation

CCCN

Customs Cooperation Council Nomenclature

CCL

Commerce Control List (formerly Commodity Control List)

CCNAA

Coordination Council for North American Affairs (Taiwan)

CCPIT

China Council for the Promotion of International Trade

CEA

Chinese Economic Area

CEP

Constructed Export Price

CER

Australia-New Zealand Closer Economic Relations

CET

Common External Tariff

CFIUS

Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States

CFR

Cost and Freight (Incoterm)

CFTA

United States-Canada Free Trade Agreement

CG-18

Consultative Group of Eighteen (GATT)

CIF

Cost, Insurance, and Freight (Incoterm)

CIME

Committee on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises (OECD)

CIP

Carriage and Insurance Paid (Incoterm)

CIS

Commonwealth of Independent States

CIT

United States Court of International Trade

CITA

Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements

CITIC

China International Trust and Investment Corporation

CITT

Canadian International Trade Tribunal

CIV

Customs Import Value

CMP

Country Marketing Plan

CNUSA

Commercial News USA, U.S. Department of Commerce

COCOM

Coordinating Committee for Multilateral Export Controls

CODEX

Codex Alimentarius Commission

COE

Council of Europe

COMECON

Council for Mutual Economic Assistance

COP

Cost of Production

CP

Contracting Party

CPT

Carriage Paid to (Incoterm)

CSCE

Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe

CT

Countertrade

CTA

Committee on Trade in Agriculture (GATT)

CV

Constructed Value

CVD

Countervailing Duty

CXT

Common External Tariff

DAC

Development Assistance Committee (OECD)

DAF

Delivered at Frontier (Incoterm)

DAV

Domestic Added Value

DDP

Delivered Duty Paid (Incoterm)

DDU

Delivered Duty Unpaid (Incoterm)

DEQ

Delivered Ex Quay (Incoterm)

DES

Delivered Ex Ship (Incoterm)

DF

Duty Free

DISC

Domestic International Sales Corporation

DOC

United States Department of Commerce

DS

Dispute Settlement

DSU

Dispute Settlement Understanding (i.e., WTO Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Sett

EAA

Export Administration Act (United States)

EAEC

East Asia Economic Caucus

EAI

Enterprise for the Americas Initiative

EAPC

Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council

EAR

Export Administration Regulations (United States)

EBRD

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

EC

European Community

ECA

Economic Cooperation Administration

ECB

European Central Bank

ECCN

Export Control Classification Number

ECDC

Economic Cooperation Among Developing Countries

ECE

Economic Commission for Europe

ECGF

Export Credit Guarantee Facility

ECS

Échantillons Commerciaux (commercial samples)

ECSB

European System of Central Banks

ECSC

European Coal and Steel Community

ECU

European Currency Unit

EDI

Electronic Data Interchange

EEA

European Economic Area

EEC

European Economic Community

EEP

Export Enhancement Program (United States)