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									AAA                                   AD VAL
American Arbitration Association      Ad Valorem Tariff Rate

AAEl                                  AECA
American Association of Exporters     Arms Export Control Act
and Importers
                                      AES
ACDA                                  Automated Export System
Arms Control & Disarmament Agency
                                      AFDB
ACE                                   African Development Bank
Automated Commercial Environment
                                      AFDF
ACEP                                  African Development Fund
Advisory Committee on Export Policy
                                      AG
ACH                                   Australia Group
Automated Clearinghouse
                                      AGOA
ACP
                                      African Growth and Opportunity Act
African, Caribbean, and Pacific
Countries
                                      AID
ACS                                   Agency for International Development
Automated Commercial System
                                      ANSI
ACTPN                                 American National Standards Institute
Advisory Committee for Trade Policy
and Negotiations                      APCAC
                                      Asia-Pacific Council of American
ADB                                   Chambers of Commerce
Asian Development Bank
                                      APEC
AD                                    Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation
Anti-dumping
                                      APHIS
ADD                                   Animal and Plant Health Inspection
Anti-dumping duty                     Service

ADS                                   APTA
Agent Distributor Service             Automotive Products Trade Act
ASEAN                                    BDV
Association of Southeast Asian Nations   Brussels Definition of Value

AT                                       B/E
Anti-Terriorism                          Bill of Exchange

ATA Carnet                               BEA
"Admission Temporaire-Temporary          Bureau of Economic Analysis
Admission" Carnet
                                         BEET
ATAC(s)                                  Business Executive Enforcement Team
Agricultural Technical Advisory
Committee(s)                             BENELUX
                                         Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg
ATC
Agreement on Textiles and Clothing       BFC
                                         Business Facilitation Center, U.S.
ATCA                                     Department of Commerce
Agreement on Trade in Civil Aircraft
                                         BFP
ATPA                                     Bona Fide Purchaser
Andean Trade Preference Act
                                         BIRPI
AUI                                      United International Bureaux fo the
ASEAN-United States Initiative           Protection of Intellectual Property

AVE                                      BIS
Ad Valorem Equivalent                    Bank for International Settlements

AWB                                      BIS
Air Waybill                              Bureau of Industry and Security
                                         (Previously "BXA")
BAR
Buy American Restrictions                BISN
                                         Bureau of International Security and
BATF                                     Nonproliferation
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and
Firearms                                 BISNIS
                                         Business Information Services for Newly
BDC                                      Independent States
Beneficiary Developing Country
BIT(s)                                 CAP
Bilateral Investment Treaty(ies)       Country Action Plan

B/L                                    CARIBCAN
Bill of Lading                         Canadian-Caribean Basin Initiative

BNC                                    CARICOM
Binational Commission                  Carribean Common Market

BOND                                   CBERA
Business Outreach to New Democracies   Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act
(program)
                                       CBI
BOP                                    Caribbean Basin Initiative
Balance of Payments
                                       CBM
BOT                                    Chemical, Biological and Missile
Balance of Trade                       Non-Proliferation

BSA                                    CBW
Bilateral Steel Agreement              Chemical and Biological Weapons

BTN                                    CC
Brussels Tariff Nomenclature           Crime Control

C.A.F.                                 CCC
Currency Adjustment Factor             Commodity Credit Corporation

CACM                                   CCC
Central American Common Market         Customs Cooperation Council

CADIC                                  CCCN
Comparative Analysis of Domestic       Customs Cooperation Council
Industry's Condition                   Nomenclature

CAIP                                   CCL
Community Adjustment Investment        Commerce Control List; formerly
Program                                Commodity Control List

CAP                                    CCNAA
Common Agricultural Policy (EU)        Coordination Council for North American
                                       Affairs (Taiwan)
CCPIT                                    CFC
China Council for the Promotion of       Controlled Foreign Corporation
International Trade
                                         CFR
CD-ROM                                   Code of Federal Regulations
Compact Disc—Read Only Memory
                                         CFR
CDT                                      Cost and Freight
Center for Defense Trade
                                         CFTA
CEA                                      Canadian Free Trade Agreement
Chinese Economic Area
                                         CG-18
CEA                                      Consultative Group of Eighteen (GATT)
Council of Economic Advisors
                                         C.I.
CE Mark                                  Cost and Insurance
Conformite Europeen
                                         CIA
CEFTA                                    Central Intelligence Agency
Central European Free Trade Agreement
                                         CIB
CEP                                      Council for International Business
Constructed Export Price
                                         CIF
CER                                      Cost, insurance and freight
Australia-New Zealand Closer Economic
Relations                                C.I.F.& C.
                                         Cost, Insurance, freight, and commission
CET
Common External Tariff                   C.I.F.C.I.
                                         Cost, insurance, freight, commission,
CF                                       and interest
Customs Form
                                         C.I.F.I.&E.
CFIUS                                    Cost, insurance, freight, interest, and
Committee on Foreign Investment in the   exchange.
United States
                                         CIME
C&F                                      Committee on International Investment
Cost and Freight                         and Multinational Enterprises (OECD)
CIMS                                    CNUSA
Commercial Information Management       Commercial News USA
Systems
                                        COCOM
CIP                                     Coordinating Committee on Multilateral
Carriage and Insurance Paid             Export Controls

CIS                                     C.O.D.
Commonwealth of Independent States      Collect (cash) on delivery

CISG                                    CODEX
Convention on Contracts for the         Codex Alimentarius Commission
International Sale of Goods
                                        COE
CIT                                     Council of Europe
Court of International Trade
                                        COGSA
CITA                                    Carriage of Goods by Sea Act
Committee for the Implementation of
Textile Agreements                      COMECON
                                        Council for Mutual Economic Assistance
CITIC
China International Trade Tribunal      COMEX
                                        Commodity Exchange Inc.
CITT                                    (future contracts)
Canadian International Trade Tribunal
                                        COP
CIV                                     Cost of Production
Civilian License Exception
                                        CP
CIV                                     Contracting Party
Customs Import Value
                                        CPE
CJR                                     Centrally Planned Economy
Commodity Jurisdiction Request
                                        CPT
CMP                                     Carriage Paid To
Country Marketing Plan
                                        CSCE
CNL                                     Conference on Security and Cooperation
Competitive Need Limitations            in Europe
CT                                         DDTC
Countertrade                               Directorate of Defense Trade Controls
                                           (Previously "ODTC")
CTA
Committee on Trade in Agriculture          DEC
(GATT)                                     District Export Council

CTF                                        DEQ
Certified Trade Fair, U.S. Department of   Delivered Ex Quay
Commerce
                                           DES
CV                                         Delivered Ex Ship
Constructed Value
                                           DF
CVD                                        Duty Free
Countervailing Duty
                                           DISC
CWC                                        Domestic Industrial Sales Corporation
Chemical Weapons Convention
                                           DOA
CXT                                        Department of Agriculture
Common External Tariff
                                           DOC
D/A                                        Department of Commerce (U.S.)
Documents Against Acceptance
                                           DOD
DAC                                        Department of Defense (U.S.)
Development Assistance Committee
(OECD)                                     DOE
                                           Department of Energy (U.S.)
DAF
Delivered at Frontier                      DOI
                                           Department of the Interior (U.S.)
DAV
Domestic Added Value                       DOL
                                           Department of Labor (U.S.)
DDU
Delivered Duty Unpaid                      DOS
                                           Department of State
DDP
Delivered Duty Paid                        DOT
                                           Department of Transportation
DOT                                      EAR
Department of Treasury                   Export Administration Regulations

D/P                                      EBB
Documents Against Payment                Economic Bulletin Board

DPL                                      EBRD
Denied Persons List                      European Bank for Reconstruction and
                                         Development
DS
Dispute Settlement
                                         EC
                                         European Community
DSU
Dispute Settlement Understanding
                                         ECA
                                         Economic Cooperatin Administration
DTAG
Defense Trade Advisory Group
                                         ECB
DTC                                      European Central Bank
Defense Trade Controls
                                         ECCN
DTRA                                     Export Control Classification Number;
Defense Threat Reduction Agency          Formerly, Export Commodity
                                         Classification Number
DTSA
Defense Technology Security              ECD
Administration                           Exporter Counseling Division

EAA                                      ECDC
Export Administration Act                Economic Cooperation Among
                                         Developing Countries
EAC
Export Assistance Center                 ECE
                                         Economic Commission for Europe
EAEC
East Aisa Economic Caucus                ECGF
                                         Export Credit Guarantee Facility
EAI
Enterprise for the Americas Initiative   ECS
                                         Echantillons Commerciaux
EAPC                                     (Commerical Samples)
Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council
ECS                                   EIN
European Cooperation System           Employer Identification Number

ECSC                                  EIN
European Coal and Steel Community     Exporter Identification Number

ECU                                   EITCA
European Currency Unit                United States-Soviet Union Agreement
                                      to Facilitate Economic, Industrial, and
EDC                                   Technical Cooperation
Export Development Corporation
                                      ELAIN
EDI                                   Electronic License Application and
Electronic Data Interchange           Information Network

EE                                    ELAN
Export Enforcement                    Export Legal Assistance Network

EEA                                   ELISA
European Economic Area                Export License Status Advisor

EEBIC                                 ELVIS
Eastern Europe Business Information   Export License Voice Information System
Center
                                      EMC
EEC                                   Export Management Company
European Economic Community
                                      EMS
EEP                                   European Monetary System
European Enhancement Program (U.S.)
                                      EMS
EFT                                   Export Management System
Electronic Funds Transfer
                                      EMU
EFTA                                  European Monetary Union
European Free Trade Association
                                      EO
EI                                    Executive Order
Encryption Item
                                      EOTC
EIB                                   European Organization for Testing
European Investment Bank              and Certification
EP                                           ESPIRIT
European Parliament                          European Strategic Program for
                                             Research and Development in
EPA                                          Information Technologies
Environmental Protection Agency
                                             ETC
EPC                                          Export Trading Company
Economic Policy Council
(U.S.)                                       ETD
                                             Estimated Time of Departure
EPC
European Patent Convention                   ETSI
                                             European Telecommunications
EPCI                                         Standards Institute
Enhanced Proliferation Control Initiative
                                             EU
ER                                           European Union
Export Restraint
                                             EXW
ERIC                                         Ex-works
Electronic Request for Item Classification
                                             EXIM BANK
ERLC                                         Export-Import Bank of the United States
Export Revolving Line of Credit
                                             EXPAT
ERM                                          Expatriate
Exchange Rate Mechanism
                                             EXW
ERP                                          Ex Works
European Recovery Program
                                             FA
ESA                                          Facts Available
European Sapce Agency
                                             FAA
ESAF                                         Federal Aviation Administration
Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility
                                             FAA
ESCB                                         Foreign Assistance Act
European System of Central Banks
                                             FAC
ESP                                          Foreign Assets Control
Exporter's Sales Price
FAO                                    FDI
Food and Agriculture Organization      Foreign Direct Investment
(United Nations)
                                       FDIUS
FAR                                    Foreign Direct Investment in the
Federal Acquisition Regulations        United States

FARA                                   FDIC
Foreign Agents Registration Act        Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

FAS                                    FEMA
Foreign Agricultural Service           Federal Emergency Management
                                       Agency
FAS
Free Alongside Ship                    FET
                                       Foreign Economic Trends
FBP
Foreign Buyer Program                  FICA
                                       Federal Insurance Corporation of
FCA                                    America
Free Carrier
                                       FISC
FCIA
                                       Foreign International Sales Corporation
Foreign Credit Insurance Association
                                       F.M.C. or FMC
FCN
                                       Federal Maritime Commission
Freedom, Commerce, and Navigation
Treaty
                                       FMS
FCO                                    Foreign Military Sales
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
(United Kingdom)                       FMSCR
                                       Foreign Military Sales Credit
FCPA
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act          FMV
                                       Foreign Market Value
FCS
Foreign Commercial Service             FOB
(U.S. Department of Commerce)          Free on Board

FDA                                    FOGS
Food and Drug Administration           Functioning of the GATT System
FOIA                                       FTAA
Freedom on Information Act                 Free Trade Area of the Americas

FOR                                        FTC
Free on Rail                               Federal Trade Commission

FOREX                                      FTC
Foreign Exchange                           Foreign Tax Credit

FOT                                        FTI
Free on Truck                              Foreign Traders Index

FPA                                        FTO
Free of Particular Average                 Foreign Trade Organization

FPFO                                       FTSR
Fines, Penalties and Forfeitures Officer   Foreign Trade Statistics Regulations

FPFS                                       FTZ
Fines, Penalties, and Forfeitures System   Foreign Trade Zone

FR                                         FTZA
Federal Register                           Foreign Trade Zone Act

FRA                                        FTZ-Board
Forward/Future Rate Agreement              Foreign Trade Zone Board

FSC                                        FTZ-SZ
Foreign Sales Corporation                  Foreign Trade Zone - Sub Zone

FSN                                        Fv
Foreign Service National                   Fair Value

FSO                                        F/X
Foreign Service Officer                    Foreign Exchange

FTA                                        G/A
Free Trade Agreement                       General Average

FTA                                        GAB
Free Trade Area                            General Agent to Borrow
GAO                                      GNP
General Accounting Office                Government Procurement

GATS                                     GNS
General Agreement on Trade in Services   Group of Negotiations on Services

GATT                                     GO
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade   General Order

GCC                                      GOV
Gulf Cooperation Council                 License Exception on exports to U.S.
                                         government organizations.
G-DEST
General License-Destination              GPA
                                         WTO Agreement on Government
GDP                                      Procurement
Gross Domestic Product
                                         GPO
GEC                                      Government Printing Office
Global Electronic Commerce               (United States)

GEM                                      GP-ZONE
Global Export Manager                    General Purpose Free Trade Zone

GII                                      G.R.I.
Global Information Infrastructure        General Rules of Interpretation

GL                                       GSP
General License                          Generalized System of Preferences

GLV                                      GSTP
General License-Shipments of Limited     Global System of Trade Preferences
Value
                                         G-TEMP
GmbH                                     General License – Temporary Export
Gesellschaft mit beschrankter Haftung
                                         GTDA
GNG                                      General License – Technical Data
Group of Negotiations on Goods
                                         GTDR
GNP                                      General License – Technical Data
Gross National Product                   Restricted
GTF-U.S.                                     HM
General License – Goods Imported for         Home Market
Display at U.S. Exhibitions or Trade Fairs
                                             HPC
G-5                                          High Performance Computer
Group of Five (United States, Japan,
Germany, France, and United Kingdom)         HS
                                             Harmonized System
G-7
Group of Seven (United States, Japan,        HTS
Germany, France, Italy, United Kingdom,      Harmonized Tariff Schedule
and Canada)
                                             HTSUS
G-8                                          Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the U.S.
Group of Eight (United States, Japan,
Germany, France, Italy, United Kingdom,      HWA
Canada, and Russia)                          Hold Without Action

G-77                                         IA
Group of Sevent-Seven (all countries         Import Administration
within UNCTAD Groups A and C                 (U.S. Department of Commerce)
(except Israel and South Africa) 120
developing countries)                        IAEA
                                             International Atomic Energy Agency
GUS
General License – Shipments to               IAEL
Personnel and Agencies of the U.S.           International Atomic Energy List
Government
                                             IATA
HAWB                                         International Air Transport Association
House Air Waybill
                                             IBRD
HAZMAT                                       International Bank for Reconstruction
Hazardous Materials                          and Development

H/H                                          IBF
House to House                               International Banking Policy

H/P                                          IBOR
House to Pier                                Interbank Offered Rate

H.P.                                         IC
Horsepower                                   Industry Committee of the OECD
ICA                                          IDCA
International Cocoa Agreement                International Development Cooperation
                                             Agency
ICA
International Coffee Agreement               IEA
                                             International Energy Agency
ICA
International Commodity Agreement            IEC
                                             International Electrotechnical
ICAO                                         Commission
International Civil Aviation Organization
                                             IEDs
ICB                                          Improvised Explosive Devices
International Competitive Bidding
                                             IEEPA
ICC                                          International Emergency Economic
International Chamber of Commerce            Powers Act

ICH                                          IEPG
International Conference on                  Independent European Program Group
Harmonization of Technical
Requirements for Registration of             IESC
Pharmaceuticals for Human Use                International Executive Service Corps

ICITO                                        IFAC
Interim Commission of the International      Industry Functional Advisory Committee
Trade Organization
                                             IFAD
ICO                                          International Fund for Agricultural
International Coffee Organization            Development

ICP                                          IFC
Internal Control Program                     International Finance Corporation

ICSID                                        IFI
International Center for the Settlement of   International Finance Institution
Investment Disputes
                                             IIC
IDA                                          Inter-American Investment Corporation
International Development Association
                                             IIPA
IDB (or IADB)                                International Intellectual Property
Inter-American Development Bank              Alliance
ILO                                       IP
International Labor Organization          Intellectual Property

IMF                                       IPAC
International Monetary Fund               Industry Policy Advisory Committee

IMI                                       IPC
International Market Insight              Integrated Program for Commodities

IML                                       IPR
International Munitions List              International Property Rights

IMO                                       IRS
International Maritime Organization       Internal Revenue Service

INC.                                      ISA
Incorporated                              Industry Sub-sector Analysis

INCOTERMS                                 ISA
International Commercial Terms            International Sugar Agreement

INR                                       ISAC
Initial Negotiating Right                 Industry Sector Advisory Committee

INRA                                      ISC
International Natural Rubber Agreement    Intermodal Service Charge

INRO                                      ISO
International Natural Rubber              International Standards Organization
Organization
                                          ISPM 15
INS                                       International Standards for Phytosanitary
Immigration and Naturalization Services   Measures Publication No. 15: Guidelines
                                          for Regulating Wood Packaging Material
INTELSAT                                  in International Trade
International Telecommunications
Satellite Organization                    ITA
                                          International Tin Agreement
IOS
Internatioal Orgnaization for             ITA
Standardization                           International Trade Administration
ITA                                         JETRO
International Technology Agreement          Japan External Trade Organization

ITAR                                        JEXIM
International Traffic in Arms Regulations   The Export-Import Bank of Japan

ITC                                         JICA
International Trade Commission              Japan International Cooperation
                                            Agency
ITC
International Trade Center                  KG
(UNCTAD/WTO)                                Kommanditgesellschaft

ITDS                                        KGS or Kilo(s)
International Trade Data System             Kilogram(s)

ITO                                         KK
International Trade Organization            Kabushiki Kaisha

ITU                                         LAFTA
International Telecommunication Union       Latin American Free Trade Association

IVL                                         LAIA
Individual Validated License                Latin American Integration Association

JCCT                                        LASU
United States-Mexico Joint Commission       Large Aircraft Sector Understand Letter
on Commerce and Trade                       of Credit

JCIT                                        LDBDC
Joint Committee For Investment and          Least Developed Beneficiary Developing
Trade                                       Country

JCP                                         L/C
Japan Corporate Program                     Letter of Credit

JDB                                         LCIA
Japan Development Bank                      London Court of International Arbitration

JEIC                                        LCL, L.C.L.
Japan Export Information Center             Less Than Container Load
LDC                                      Ltd.
Lesser Developed Country                 Limited

LDCs                                     Ltda.
Least Developed Countries                Limitada

LEAP                                     LTL
License Enforcement Action Plan          Less than Truckload

LIBID                                    LTL
London Interbank Bid Rate                Less Than Load (Shipment)

LIBOR                                    LTFV
London Interbank Offered Rate            Less Than Fair Value

LIFFE                                    LVS
London International Financial Futures   Low Value Shipment License Exception
Exchange
                                         MAC
LLC                                      Market Access & Compliance
Limited Liability Company
                                         MAI
LLDCs                                    Multilateral Agreement on Investment
Lesser Developed Countries
                                         MDB
LO                                       Multilateral Development Bank
Licensing Officer
                                         MERCOSUR
LOC                                      Mercado Comun del Sur
Letter of Credit                         (Sothern Common Market)

LOI                                      MFA
Letter of Indemnity                      Multi-Fiber Arrangement

LOI                                      MFN
Letter of Intent                         Most Favored Nation Treatment
                                         (now called Normal Trade Relations)
LOT
Level of Trade Adjustment                MHW
                                         Ministry of Health and Welfare
LTA
Long-Term Agreement on International     MIF
Trade in Cotton Textiles                 Multilateral Investment Fund
MIGA                                     MRA
Multilateral Investment Guarantee        Mutual Recognition Agreement
Agency
                                         MSA
MIPRO                                    Multilateral Steel Agreement
Manufactured Imports Promotion
Organization                             MT
                                         Marine Terminal
MITI
Ministry of International Trade and      MT
Industry                                 Missile Technology

ML                                       MTAG
Munitions List                           Missile Technology Advisory Group
MLA                                      MTCR
Manufacturing License Agreement          Missile Technology Control Regime
MNC
                                         MTEC
Multinational Corporation
                                         Missile Technology Export Control
                                         Group
MOF
Ministry of Finance
                                         MTN
MOFERT                                   Multilateral Trade Negotiations
Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations
and Trade (People's Republic of China)   MTO
                                         Multinational Trade Organization
MOFTEC
Ministry of Foreign Economic Trade and   N/A
Economic Cooperation                     Not Applicable

MOSS                                     NADBANK
Market-oriented Sector-specific          North American Development Bank
Negotiation Process
(United States-Japan)                    NAEC
                                         National Association of Export
MOU                                      Companies
Memorandum of Understanding
                                         NAFTA
MPT                                      North American Free Trade Agreement
Ministry of Posts & Telecommunications
NAICS                                      NP
North American Industry Classification     Nairobi Protocol
System
                                           NPT
NATO                                       Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
                                           NRA
N.E.S.                                     Non-Resident Alien Individual
Not Elsewhere Specified
                                           NRC
N.E.S.O.I.                                 Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Not Elsewhere Specified or Indicated
                                           NRL
NICs                                       Nuclear Referral List
Newly Industrializing Countries
                                           NS
NLR                                        National Security
No License Required
                                           NSA
NMEs
                                           National Security Agency
Nonmarket economies

NMT                                        NSC
Office of Nuclear and Missile Technology   National Security Council
Controls
                                           NSD
NNPA                                       National Security Directive
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Act
                                           NSG
NNPT                                       Nuclear Suppliers Group
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
                                           NSO
NO.                                        National Security Override
Number
                                           NTB
N.O.I.B.N.                                 Non-Tariff Barrier
Not otherwise indexed by number
                                           NTDB
N.O.S.                                     National Trade Data Bank
Not otherwise specified
                                           NTE
NP                                         National Trade Estimates Report
Nuclear non-proliferation
NTE                                   ODA
National Trade Exports Report         Official Development Assistance

NTE                                   OECD
New-to-Export                         Organization for Economic Cooperation
                                      and Development
NTM
New To Market                         OEE
                                      Office of Export Enforcement
NTR
Normal Trade Relations                OEEC
                                      Organization for European Economic
NV                                    Cooperation
Normal Value
                                      OEL
NVOCC                                 Office of Export Licensing
Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier
                                      OEM
O/A                                   Original Equipment Manufacturer
Open Account
                                      OEXS
OAC                                   Office of Export Services
Office of Anti-boycott Compliance
                                      OFAC
OAPEC                                 Office of Foreign Assets Control
Organization of Arab Petroleum
Exporting Countries                   OIC
                                      Organization of the Islamic Conference
OAS
Organization of American States       OMA
                                      Orderly Marketing Agreement
OAU
Organization of African Unity
                                      OMB
                                      Office of Management and Budget
O.B.L.
(shipping) Ocean Bill of Lading
                                      OMC
                                      Office of Munitions Control
OBR
Oversees Business Report
                                      OPEC
                                      Organization of Petroleum Exporting
OBU                                   Countries
Offshore Banking Unit
OPIC                                      P/P
Overseas Private Investment Corporation   Pier to Pier

OSHA                                      PPA
Occupied Safety and Health                Protocol of Provisional Application
Administration
                                          P.R.C.
P/A                                       People's Republic of China – Mainland
Power of Attorney                         China

PCG                                       P.S.I.
Policy Coordinating Group                 Pre-shipment Inspection (of imports)

PCT                                       PSV
Patent Cooperation Treaty                 Post-Shipment Verification

PEC                                       PT 20
President's Export Council                Per 20 Foot Trailer (Container)

PEFCO                                     PT 40
Private Export Funding Corporation        Per 40 Foot Trailer (Container)

PFC                                       PTA
Priority Foreign Country                  Preferential Trade Agreement
                                          (For Eastern and Southern Africa)
PNTR
Permanent Normal Trade Relations          PU&D
                                          Pick-up and Delivery
POA
Power of Attorney                         PUDD
                                          Potential Uncollected Dumping Duty
POI
Period of Investigation                   PWL
                                          Priority Watch List
POR
Period of Review                          QRs
                                          Quantitative Restrictions
PP
Purchase Price                            RBPs
                                          Restrictive Business Practices
P.P.
Prepaid (Freight must be prepaid)         R&D
                                          Research and Development
ROC                                    SB
Republic of China – Taiwan             Surveillance Body

RFP                                    SBA
Request for Proposal                   Small Business Association

RFQ                                    SACU
Request for Quotation                  Southern African Customs Union

RoRo                                   SCL
Roll-on, Roll-off                      Special Comprehensive License

R.R.                                   SCM
Railroad                               Subsidies and Counterveiling Measures
RS                                     SCO
Regional Stability                     Senior Commercial Officer
RWA
                                       SDN
Returned Without Action
                                       Specially Designated National
S&D
Special and Differential Treament      SDRs
                                       Special Drawing Rights
S.A.
Sociedad Anonima                       SDT
                                       Specially Designated Terrorist
S.A.
Societe Anonyme                        SEA
                                       Single European Act
SAA
Statement of Administrative Action     SEC
                                       Securities and Exchange Commission
SAARC
South Asian Association for Regional   SEC
Cooperation                            Special Equipment Compensation

SADC                                   SED
Southern Africa Development            Shipper's Export Declaration
Community
                                       SEED
SAF                                    Support for East European Democracy
Structural Adjustment Facility
SFSC                                     SPS
Shared Foreign Sales                     Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures

SIC                                      S.R. & C.C.
Standard Industrial Classification       Strikes, Riots and Civil Commotion
                                         Warranty
SII
Structural Impediments Initiative        S.R.L.
(United States - Japan)                  Societa a Responsabilita Limitada

SIMIS                                    SS
Single Internal Market Information       Short Supply
Systems
                                         STC
SIM                                      Security Trade Control
Singal Internal Market Service
                                         STDF
SITC                                     Standards and Trade Development
Standard International Trade             Facility
Classification
                                         STE
SLI
                                         State Trading Enterprise
Shippers Letter of Instruction

SITC                                     STELA
Standard International Tariff            System for Tracking Export License
Classification                           Applications

SM                                       STM
Service Mark                             State Trade Mission

SNAPR                                    STR
Simplified Network Application Process   Special Representative for Trade
Redesign                                 Negotiations

SNPA                                     TA
Substantial New Program of Action        Trade Assistant

SPAC                                     TAA
Services Policy Advisory Committee       Trade Adjustment Assistance

SPI                                      TAA
Special Program Indicator                Technical Assistance Agreement
TAAC                                   TEC or CXT
Trade Adjustment Assistance Center     Tarif Exterieur Common
                                       (common external tariff)
TABD
Transatlantic Business Dialogue        TEP
                                       Transatlantic Economic Partnership
TAC
Technical Advisory Committee           TEU
                                       (shipping) Twenty foot equivalent unit.
TACM                                   A forty foot container is equal to two (2)
Transit Air Cargo Manifest             TEU'S.

TAPO                                   TFC
Trade Assistance and Planning Office   Trade Fair Certification

TBT                                    TIA
Technical Barriers to Trade            Travel Industry Association of America

TCC                                    TIB
Trade Compliance Center                Temporary Importation under Bond

TCI                                    TIC
Third Country Initiative               Trade Information Center

TCMD                                   TIEA
Third Country Meat Directive           Tax Information Exchange Agreement

TD                                     THC
Trade Development                      Terminal Handling Charge

TDA                                    T.L.
Trade Development Agency               (shipping) Truckload

TDO                                    T.M.
Table of Denial Orders                 (shipping) Traffic Manager

TDO                                    TM
Temporarily Denial Order               Trademark

TDP                                    TM
Trade and Development Program          Trade Mission
TMP                                  TRIPs
Temporary Export License Exception   Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual
                                     Property Rights
TNC
Trade Negotiations Committee         TRO
                                     Temporary Restraining Order
TNC
Transnational Corporation            TS
                                     Trade Specialist
TOP
Trade Opportunities Program          TSB
                                     Textile Surveillance Body
TPC
Trade Policy Committee               TSR
                                     Technology and Software Restricted
TPCC                                 License Exception
Trade Promotion Coordinating
Committee                            TSU
                                     Technology and Software Unrestricted
TPIS                                 License Exception
Trade Policy Information System
                                     TSUS
TPM                                  Tariff Schedule of the United States
Trigger Price Mechanism
                                     TSUSA
TPRG                                 Tariff Schedules of the United States
Trade Policy Review Group            Annotated

TPRM                                 TT
Trade Policy Review Mechanism        Tested Telex

TPSC                                 TWA
Trade Policy Staff Committee         Trade-Weighted Average

TPSC                                 TWEA
Trade Policy Subcommittee            Trading With the Enemy Act

TRA                                  UBO
Trade Reference Assistant            Ultimate Beneficial Owner

TRIMs                                UCC
Trade-Related Investment Measures    Uniform Commercial Code
UCP                                      UNESCO
Uniform Customs and Practices            United Nations Educational, Scientific,
                                         and Cultural Organization
UCPDC
Uniform Customs and Practice for         UNHCR
Documentary Credits                      United National High Commissioner for
                                         Refugees
U.K.
United Kingdom                           UNICEF
                                         United Nations International Children's
UN                                       Emergency Fund
United Nations
                                         UNIDO
UNCDF                                    United Nations Industrial Development
United Nations Capital Development       Organization
Fund
                                         UNITAR
UNCITRAL                                 United Nations Institute for Training and
United Nations Commission on             Research
International Trade Law
                                         UNRISD
UNCSTD                                   United Nations Research Institute for
United Nations Conference on Science     Social Development
and Technology for Development
                                         UNRWA
UNCTAD                                   United Nations Relief and Works Agency
United Nations Conference on Trade and
Development                              UNS
                                         United Nations Sanctions
UNCTC
United Nations Center on Transnational   UR
Corporations                             Uruguay Round
UNDP                                     URAA
United Nations Development Program       Uruguay Round Agreements Act
UNDRO                                    URC
United Nations Disaster Relief           Uniform Rules for Collection
Organization
                                         U.S. or U.S.A.
UNEP                                     United States of America
United Nations Environment Program
USAID                                  USML
U.S. Agency for International          U.S. Munitions List
Development
                                       USOECD
USF&CS                                 United States Mission to the
United States and Foreign Commercial   Organization for Economic Cooperation
Service                                and Development

USC                                    USP
United States Code                     United States Price

USCS                                   USTDA
United States Customs Service          U.S. Trade and Development Agency

USD/US$                                USTR
United States Dollar                   United States Trade Representative

USDA                                   USTTA
U.S. Department of Agriculture         United States Travel and Tourism
                                       Administration
USDIA
U.S. Direct Investment Abroad          USUN
                                       U.S. Mission to the United Nations
USDOC
United States Department of Commerce   VAR
                                       Value-Added Reseller
USEC
U.S. Mission to the European           VAT
Communities                            Value-Added Tax

USGPO                                  VER
U.S. Government Printing Office        Voluntary Export Restriction

USIA                                   VEU
U.S. Information Agency                Validated End-User

USIS                                   VL
United States Information Service      Variable Levy

USITC                                  VRA
United States International Trade      Voluntary Restraint Agreement
Commission
W                                          W/O
Ton of 1000 kilos                          Without

WA                                         WPM
With Average                               Wood Packing Material

WA                                         WPPT
Wassenaar Arrangement                      WIPO Performance and Phonograms
                                           Treaty
WAEMU
West African Economic and Monetary         WTC
Union                                      World Trade Center

W/B                                        WTDR
Waybill                                    World Traders Data Report
WCO                                        WTO
World Customs Organization                 World Tourism Organization
WCT
                                           WTO
World Copyright Treaty
                                           World Trade Organization
WEPZA
World Export Processing Zones
Association

WFG
Wharfage

W/
With

WIPO
World Intellectual Property Organization

WL
Watch List

WMD
Weapons of Mass Destruction

WMO
World Meteorological Organization

								
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