Practice Resource

Common Acronyms

2012
AAA
American Arbitration Association

AAEl
American Association of Exporters and Importers

ACDA
Arms Control & Disarmament Agency

ACE
Automated Commercial Environment

ACEP
Advisory Committee on Export Policy

ACH
Automated Clearinghouse

ACP
African, Caribbean, and Pacific Countries

ACS
Automated Commercial System

ACTPN
Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations

ADB
Asian Development Bank

AD
Anti-dumping

ADD
Anti-dumping duty

ADS
Agent Distributor Service

AD VAL
Ad Valorem Tariff Rate

AECA
Arms Export Control Act

AES
Automated Export System

AFDB
African Development Bank

AFDF
African Development Fund

AG
Australia Group

AGOA
African Growth and Opportunity Act

AID
Agency for International Development

ANSI
American National Standards Institute

APCAC
Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce

APEC
Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation

APHIS
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

APTA
Automotive Products Trade Act

ASEAN
Association of Southeast Asian Nations

AT
Anti-Terriorism

ATA Carnet
"Admission Temporaire-Temporary Admission" Carnet

ATAC(s)
Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee(s)

ATC
Agreement on Textiles and Clothing

ATCA
Agreement on Trade in Civil Aircraft

ATPA
Andean Trade Preference Act

AUI
ASEAN-United States Initiative

AVE
Ad Valorem Equivalent

AWB
Air Waybill

BAR
Buy American Restrictions

BATF
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms

BDC
Beneficiary Developing Country

BDV
Brussels Definition of Value

B/E
Bill of Exchange

BEA
Bureau of Economic Analysis

BEET
Business Executive Enforcement Team

BENELUX
Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg

BFC
Business Facilitation Center, U.S. Department of Commerce

BFP
Bona Fide Purchaser

BIRPI
United International Bureaux fo the Protection of Intellectual Property

BIS
Bank for International Settlements

BIS
Bureau of Industry and Security (Previously "BXA")

BISN
Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation

BISNIS
Business Information Services for Newly Independent States

BIT(s)
Bilateral Investment Treaty(ies)

B/L
Bill of Lading

BNC
Binational Commission

BOND
Business Outreach to New Democracies (program)

BOP
Balance of Payments

BOT
Balance of Trade

BSA
Bilateral Steel Agreement

BTN
Brussels Tariff Nomenclature

C.A.F.
Currency Adjustment Factor

CACM
Central American Common Market

CADIC
Comparative Analysis of Domestic Industry's Condition

CAIP
Community Adjustment Investment Program

CAP
Common Agricultural Policy (EU)

CAP
Country Action Plan

CARIBCAN
Canadian-Caribean Basin Initiative

CARICOM
Carribean Common Market

CBERA
Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act

CBI
Caribbean Basin Initiative

CBM
Chemical, Biological and Missile Non-Proliferation

CBW
Chemical and Biological Weapons

CC
Crime Control

CCC
Commodity Credit Corporation

CCC
Customs Cooperation Council

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

CD-ROM
Compact Disc-Read Only Memory

CDT
Center for Defense Trade

CEA
Chinese Economic Area

CEA
Council of Economic Advisors

CE Mark
Conformite Europeen

CEFTA
Central European Free Trade Agreement

CEP
Constructed Export Price

CER
Australia-New Zealand Closer Economic Relations

CET
Common External Tariff

CF
Customs Form

CFIUS
Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States

C&F
Cost and Freight

CFC
Controlled Foreign Corporation

CFR
Code of Federal Regulations

CFR
Cost and Freight

CFTA
Canadian Free Trade Agreement

CG-18
Consultative Group of Eighteen (GATT)

C.I.
Cost and Insurance

CIA
Central Intelligence Agency

CIB
Council for International Business

CIF
Cost, insurance and freight

C.I.F.& C.
Cost, Insurance, freight, and commission

C.I.F.C.I.
Cost, insurance, freight, commission, and interest

C.I.F.I.&E.
Cost, insurance, freight, interest, and exchange

CIME
Committee on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises (OECD)

CIMS
Commercial Information Management Systems

CIP
Carriage and Insurance Paid

CIS
Commonwealth of Independent States

CISG
Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods

CIT
Court of International Trade

CITA
Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements

CITIC
China International Trade Tribunal

CITT
Canadian International Trade Tribunal

CIV
Civilian License Exception

CIV
Customs Import Value

CJR
Commodity Jurisdiction Request

CMP
Country Marketing Plan

CNL
Competitive Need Limitations

CNUSA
Commercial News USA

COCOM
Coordinating Committee on Multilateral Export Controls

C.O.D.
Collect (cash) on delivery

CODEX
Codex Alimentarius Commission

COE
Council of Europe

COGSA
Carriage of Goods by Sea Act

COMECON
Council for Mutual Economic Assistance

COMEX
Commodity Exchange Inc. (future contracts)

COP
Cost of Production

CP
Contracting Party

CPE
Centrally Planned Economy

CPT
Carriage Paid To

CSCE
Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe

CT
Countertrade

CTA
Committee on Trade in Agriculture (GATT)

CTF
Certified Trade Fair, U.S. Department of Commerce

CV
Constructed Value

CVD
Countervailing Duty

CWC
Chemical Weapons Convention

CXT
Common External Tariff

D/A
Documents Against Acceptance

DAC
Development Assistance Committee (OECD)

DAF
Delivered at Frontier

DAV
Domestic Added Value

DDU
Delivered Duty Unpaid

DDP
Delivered Duty Paid

DDTC
Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (Previously "ODTC")

DEC
District Export Council

DEQ
Delivered Ex Quay

DES
Delivered Ex Ship

DF
Duty Free

DISC
Domestic Industrial Sales Corporation

DOA
Department of Agriculture

DOC
Department of Commerce (U.S.)

DOD
Department of Defense (U.S.)

DOE
Department of Energy (U.S.)

DOI
Department of the Interior (U.S.)

DOL
Department of Labor (U.S.)

DOS
Department of State

DOT
Department of Transportation

DOT
Department of Treasury

D/P
Documents Against Payment

DPL
Denied Persons List

DS
Dispute Settlement

DSU
Dispute Settlement Understanding

DTAG
Defense Trade Advisory Group

DTC
Defense Trade Controls

DTRA
Defense Threat Reduction Agency

DTSA
Defense Technology Security Administration

EAA
Export Administration Act

EAC
Export Assistance Center

EAEC
East Aisa Economic Caucus

EAI
Enterprise for the Americas Initiative

EAPC
Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council

EAR
Export Administration Regulations

EBB
Economic Bulletin Board

EBRD
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

EC
European Community

ECA
Economic Cooperatin Administration

ECB
European Central Bank

ECCN
Export Control Classification Number; Formerly, Export Commodity Classification Number

ECD
Exporter Counseling Division

ECDC
Economic Cooperation Among Developing Countries

ECE
Economic Commission for Europe

ECGF
Export Credit Guarantee Facility

ECS
Echantillons Commerciaux (Commerical Samples)

ECS
European Cooperation System

ECSC
European Coal and Steel Community

ECU
European Currency Unit

EDC
Export Development Corporation

EDI
Electronic Data Interchange

EE
Export Enforcement

EEA
European Economic Area

EEBIC
Eastern Europe Business Information Center

EEC
European Economic Community

EEP
European Enhancement Program (U.S.)

EFT
Electronic Funds Transfer

EFTA
European Free Trade Association

EI
Encryption Item

EIB
European Investment Bank

EIN
Employer Identification Number

EIN
Exporter Identification Number

EITCA
United States-Soviet Union Agreement to Facilitate Economic, Industrial, and Technical Cooperation

ELAIN
Electronic License Application and Information Network

ELAN
Export Legal Assistance Network

ELISA
Export License Status Advisor

ELVIS
Export License Voice Information System

EMC
Export Management Company

EMS
European Monetary System

EMS
Export Management System

EMU
European Monetary Union

EO
Executive Order

EOTC
European Organization for Testing and Certification

EP
European Parliament

EPA
Environmental Protection Agency

EPC
Economic Policy Council (U.S.)

EPC
European Patent Convention

EPCI
Enhanced Proliferation Control Initiative

ER
Export Restraint

ERIC
Electronic Request for Item Classification

ERLC
Export Revolving Line of Credit

ERM
Exchange Rate Mechanism

ERP
European Recovery Program

ESA
European Sapce Agency

ESAF
Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility

ESCB
European System of Central Banks

ESP
Exporter's Sales Price

ESPIRIT
European Strategic Program for Research and Development in
Information Technologies

ETC
Export Trading Company

ETD
Estimated Time of Departure

ETSI
European Telecommunications Standards Institute

EU
European Union

EXW
Ex-works

EXIM BANK
Export-Import Bank of the United States

EXPAT
Expatriate

EXW
Ex Works

FA
Facts Available

FAA
Federal Aviation Administration

FAA
Foreign Assistance Act

FAC
Foreign Assets Control

FAO
Food and Agriculture Organization (United Nations)

FAR
Federal Acquisition Regulations

FARA
Foreign Agents Registration Act

FAS
Foreign Agricultural Service

FAS
Free Alongside Ship

FBP
Foreign Buyer Program

FCA
Free Carrier

FCIA
Foreign Credit Insurance Association

FCN
Freedom, Commerce, and Navigation Treaty

FCO
Foreign and Commonwealth Office (United Kingdom)

FCPA
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

FCS
Foreign Commercial Service (U.S. Department of Commerce)

FDA
Food and Drug Administration

FDI
Foreign Direct Investment

FDIUS
Foreign Direct Investment in the United States

FDIC
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

FEMA
Federal Emergency Management Agency

FET
Foreign Economic Trends

FICA
Federal Insurance Corporation of America

FISC
Foreign International Sales Corporation

F.M.C. or FMC
Federal Maritime Commission

FMS
Foreign Military Sales

FMSCR
Foreign Military Sales Credit

FMV
Foreign Market Value

FOB
Free on Board

FOGS
Functioning of the GATT System

FOIA
Freedom on Information Act

FOR
Free on Rail

FOREX
Foreign Exchange

FOT
Free on Truck

FPA
Free of Particular Average

FPFO
Fines, Penalties and Forfeitures Officer

FPFS
Fines, Penalties, and Forfeitures System

FR
Federal Register

FRA
Forward/Future Rate Agreement

FSC
Foreign Sales Corporation

FSN
Foreign Service National

FSO
Foreign Service Officer

FTA
Free Trade Agreement

FTA
Free Trade Area

FTAA
Free Trade Area of the Americas

FTC
Federal Trade Commission

FTC
Foreign Tax Credit

FTI
Foreign Traders Index

FTO
Foreign Trade Organization

FTSR
Foreign Trade Statistics Regulations

FTZ
Foreign Trade Zone

FTZA
Foreign Trade Zone Act

FTZ-Board
Foreign Trade Zone Board

FTZ-SZ
Foreign Trade Zone - Sub Zone

Fv
Fair Value

F/X
Foreign Exchange

G/A
General Average

GAB
General Agent to Borrow

GAO
General Accounting Office

GATS
General Agreement on Trade in Services

GATT
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

GCC
Gulf Cooperation Council

G-DEST
General License-Destination

GDP
Gross Domestic Product

GEC
Global Electronic Commerce

GEM
Global Export Manager

GII
Global Information Infrastructure

GL
General License

GLV
General License-Shipments of Limited Value

GmbH
Gesellschaft mit beschrankter Haftung

GNG
Group of Negotiations on Goods

GNP
Gross National Product

GNP
Government Procurement

GNS
Group of Negotiations on Services

GO
General Order

GOV
License Exception on exports to U.S. government organizations.

GPA
WTO Agreement on Government Procurement

GPO
Government Printing Office (United States)

GP-ZONE
General Purpose Free Trade Zone

G.R.I.
General Rules of Interpretation

GSP
Generalized System of Preferences

GSTP
Global System of Trade Preferences

G-TEMP
General License - Temporary Export

GTDA
General License - Technical Data

GTDR
General License - Technical Data Restricted

GTF-U.S.
General License - Goods Imported for Display at U.S. Exhibitions or Trade Fairs

G-5
Group of Five (United States, Japan, Germany, France, and United Kingdom)

G-7
Group of Seven (United States, Japan, Germany, France, Italy, United Kingdom, and Canada)

G-8
Group of Eight (United States, Japan, Germany, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Canada, and Russia)

G-77
Group of Sevent-Seven (all countries within UNCTAD Groups A and C
(except Israel and South Africa) 120 developing countries)

GUS
General License - Shipments to Personnel and Agencies of the U.S.
Government

HAWB
House Air Waybill

HAZMAT
Hazardous Materials

H/H
House to House

H/P
House to Pier

H.P.
Horsepower

HM
Home Market

HPC
High Performance Computer

HS
Harmonized System

HTS
Harmonized Tariff Schedule

HTSUS
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the U.S.

HWA
Hold Without Action

IA
Import Administration (U.S. Department of Commerce)

IAEA
International Atomic Energy Agency

IAEL
International Atomic Energy List

IATA
International Air Transport Association

IBRD
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

IBF
International Banking Policy

IBOR
Interbank Offered Rate

IC
Industry Committee of the OECD

ICA
International Cocoa Agreement

ICA
International Coffee Agreement

ICA
International Commodity Agreement

ICAO
International Civil Aviation Organization

ICB
International Competitive Bidding

ICC
International Chamber of Commerce

ICH
International Conference on Harmonization of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use

ICITO
Interim Commission of the International Trade Organization

ICO
International Coffee Organization

ICP
Internal Control Program

ICSID
International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes

IDA
International Development Association

IDB (or IADB)
Inter-American Development Bank

IDCA
International Development Cooperation Agency

IEA
International Energy Agency

IEC
International Electrotechnical Commission

IEDs
Improvised Explosive Devices

IEEPA
International Emergency Economic Powers Act

IEPG
Independent European Program Group

IESC
International Executive Service Corps

IFAC
Industry Functional Advisory Committee

IFAD
International Fund for Agricultural Development

IFC
International Finance Corporation

IFI
International Finance Institution

IIC
Inter-American Investment Corporation

IIPA
International Intellectual Property Alliance

ILO
International Labor Organization

IMF
International Monetary Fund

IMI
International Market Insight

IML
International Munitions List

IMO
International Maritime Organization INC. Incorporated

INCOTERMS
International Commercial Terms

INR
Initial Negotiating Right

INRA
International Natural Rubber Agreement

INRO
International Natural Rubber Organization

INS
Immigration and Naturalization Services

INTELSAT
International Telecommunications Satellite Organization

IOS
Internatioal Orgnaization for Standardization

IP
Intellectual Property

IPAC
Industry Policy Advisory Committee

IPC
Integrated Program for Commodities

IPR
International Property Rights

IRS
Internal Revenue Service

ISA
Industry Sub-sector Analysis

ISA
International Sugar Agreement

ISAC
Industry Sector Advisory Committee

ISC
Intermodal Service Charge

ISO
International Standards Organization

ISPM 15
International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures Publication No. 15: Guidelines for Regulating Wood Packaging Material in International Trade

ITA
International Tin Agreement

ITA
International Trade Administration

ITA
International Technology Agreement

ITAR
International Traffic in Arms Regulations

ITC
International Trade Commission

ITC
International Trade Center (UNCTAD/WTO)

ITDS
International Trade Data System

ITO
International Trade Organization

ITU
International Telecommunication Union

IVL
Individual Validated License

JCCT
United States-Mexico Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade

JCIT
Joint Committee For Investment and Trade

JCP
Japan Corporate Program

JDB
Japan Development Bank

JEIC
Japan Export Information Center

JETRO
Japan External Trade Organization

JEXIM
The Export-Import Bank of Japan

JICA
Japan International Cooperation Agency

KG
Kommanditgesellschaft

KGS or Kilo(s)
Kilogram(s)

KK
Kabushiki Kaisha

LAFTA
Latin American Free Trade Association

LAIA
Latin American Integration Association

LASU
Large Aircraft Sector Understand Letter of Credit

LDBDC
Least Developed Beneficiary Developing Country

L/C
Letter of Credit

LCIA
London Court of International Arbitration

LCL, L.C.L.
Less Than Container Load

LDC
Lesser Developed Country

LDCs
Least Developed Countries

LEAP
License Enforcement Action Plan

LIBID
London Interbank Bid Rate

LIBOR
London Interbank Offered Rate

LIFFE
London International Financial Futures Exchange

LLC
Limited Liability Company

LLDCs
Lesser Developed Countries

LO
Licensing Officer

LOC
Letter of Credit

LOI
Letter of Indemnity

LOI
Letter of Intent

LOT
Level of Trade Adjustment

LTA
Long-Term Agreement on International Trade in Cotton Textiles

Ltd.
Limited

Ltda.
Limitada

LTL
Less than Truckload

LTL
Less Than Load (Shipment)

LTFV
Less Than Fair Value

LVS
Low Value Shipment License Exception

MAC
Market Access & Compliance

MAI
Multilateral Agreement on Investment

MDB
Multilateral Development Bank

MERCOSUR
Mercado Comun del Sur (Sothern Common Market)

MFA
Multi-Fiber Arrangement

MFN
Most Favored Nation Treatment (now called Normal Trade Relations)

MHW
Ministry of Health and Welfare

MIF
Multilateral Investment Fund

MIGA
Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency

MIPRO
Manufactured Imports Promotion Organization

MITI
Ministry of International Trade and Industry

ML
Munitions List

MLA
Manufacturing License Agreement

MNC
Multinational Corporation

MOF
Ministry of Finance

MOFERT
Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations and Trade (People's Republic of China)

MOFTEC
Ministry of Foreign Economic Trade and Economic Cooperation

MOSS
Market-oriented Sector-specific Negotiation Process (United States-Japan)

MOU
Memorandum of Understanding

MPT
Ministry of Posts & Telecommunications

MRA
Mutual Recognition Agreement

MSA
Multilateral Steel Agreement

MT
Marine Terminal

MT
Missile Technology

MTAG
Missile Technology Advisory Group

MTCR
Missile Technology Control Regime

MTEC
Missile Technology Export Control Group

MTN
Multilateral Trade Negotiations

MTO
Multinational Trade Organization

N/A
Not Applicable

NADBANK
North American Development Bank

NAEC
National Association of Export Companies

NAFTA
North American Free Trade Agreement

NAICS
North American Industry Classification System

NATO
North Atlantic Treaty Organization

N.E.S.
Not Elsewhere Specified

N.E.S.O.I.
Not Elsewhere Specified or Indicated

NICs
Newly Industrializing Countries

NLR
No License Required

NMEs
Nonmarket economies

NMT
Office of Nuclear and Missile Technology Controls

NNPA
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Act

NNPT
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

NO.
Number

N.O.I.B.N.
Not otherwise indexed by number

N.O.S.
Not otherwise specified

NP
Nuclear non-proliferation

NP
Nairobi Protocol

NPT
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

NRA
Non-Resident Alien Individual

NRC
Nuclear Regulatory Commission

NRL
Nuclear Referral List

NS
National Security

NSA
National Security Agency

NSC
National Security Council

NSD
National Security Directive

NSG
Nuclear Suppliers Group

NSO
National Security Override

NTB
Non-Tariff Barrier

NTDB
National Trade Data Bank

NTE
National Trade Estimates Report

NTE
National Trade Exports Report

NTE
New-to-Export

NTM
New To Market

NTR
Normal Trade Relations

NV
Normal Value

NVOCC
Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier

O/A
Open Account

OAC
Office of Anti-boycott Compliance

OAPEC
Organization of Arab Petroleumb Exporting Countries

OAS
Organization of American States

OAU
Organization of African Unity

O.B.L.
(shipping) Ocean Bill of Lading

OBR
Oversees Business Report

OBU
Offshore Banking Unit

ODA
Official Development Assistance

OECD
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

OEE
Office of Export Enforcement

OEEC
Organization for European Economic Cooperation

OEL
Office of Export Licensing

OEM
Original Equipment Manufacturer

OEXS
Office of Export Services

OFAC
Office of Foreign Assets Control

OIC
Organization of the Islamic Conference

OMA
Orderly Marketing Agreement

OMB
Office of Management and Budget

OMC
Office of Munitions Control

OPEC
Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries

OPIC
Overseas Private Investment Corporation

OSHA
Occupied Safety and Health Administration

P/A
Power of Attorney

PCG
Policy Coordinating Group

PCT
Patent Cooperation Treaty

PEC
President's Export Council

PEFCO
Private Export Funding Corporation

PFC
Priority Foreign Country

PNTR
Permanent Normal Trade Relations

POA
Power of Attorney

POI
Period of Investigation

POR
Period of Review

PP
Purchase Price

P.P.
Prepaid (Freight must be prepaid)

P/P
Pier to Pier

PPA
Protocol of Provisional Application

P.R.C.
People's Republic of China - Mainland China

P.S.I.
Pre-shipment Inspection (of imports)

PSV
Post-Shipment Verification

PT 20
Per 20 Foot Trailer (Container)

PT 40
Per 40 Foot Trailer (Container)

PTA
Preferential Trade Agreement (For Eastern and Southern Africa)

PU&D
Pick-up and Delivery

PUDD
Potential Uncollected Dumping Duty

PWL
Priority Watch List

QRs
Quantitative Restrictions

RBPs
Restrictive Business Practices

R&D
Research and Development

ROC
Republic of China - Taiwan

RFP
Request for Proposal

RFQ
Request for Quotation

RoRo
Roll-on, Roll-off

R.R.
Railroad

RS
Regional Stability

RWA
Returned Without Action

S & D
Special and Differential Treament

S.A.
Sociedad Anonima

S.A.
Societe Anonyme

SAA
Statement of Administrative Action

SAARC
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation

SADC
Southern Africa Development Community

SAF
Structural Adjustment Facility

SB
Surveillance Body

SBA
Small Business Association

SACU
Southern African Customs Union

SCL
Special Comprehensive License

SCM
Subsidies and Counterveiling Measures

SCO
Senior Commercial Officer

SDN
Specially Designated National

SDRs
Special Drawing Rights

SDT
Specially Designated Terrorist

SEA
Single European Act

SEC
Securities and Exchange Commission

SEC
Special Equipment Compensation

SED
Shipper's Export Declaration

SEED
Support for East European Democracy

SFSC
Shared Foreign Sales

SIC
Standard Industrial Classification

SII
Structural Impediments Initiative (United States - Japan)

SIMIS
Single Internal Market Information Systems

SIM
Singal Internal Market Service

SITC
Standard International Trade Classification

SLI
Shippers Letter of Instruction

SITC
Standard International Tariff Classification

SM
Service Mark

SNAPR
Simplified Network Application Process Redesign

SNPA
Substantial New Program of Action

SPAC
Services Policy Advisory Committee

SPI
Special Program Indicator

SPS
Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures

S.R. & C.C.
Strikes, Riots and Civil Commotion Warranty

S.R.L.
Societa a Responsabilita Limitada

SS
Short Supply

STC
Security Trade Control

STDF
Standards and Trade Development Facility

STE
State Trading Enterprise

STELA
System for Tracking Export License Applications

STM
State Trade Mission

STR
Special Representative for Trade Negotiations

TA
Trade Assistant

TAA
Trade Adjustment Assistance

TAA
Technical Assistance Agreement

TAAC
Trade Adjustment Assistance Center

TABD
Transatlantic Business Dialogue

TAC
Technical Advisory Committee

TACM
Transit Air Cargo Manifest

TAPO
Trade Assistance and Planning Office

TBT
Technical Barriers to Trade

TCC
Trade Compliance Center

TCI
Third Country Initiative

TCMD
Third Country Meat Directive

TD
Trade Development

TDA
Trade Development Agency

TDO
Table of Denial Orders

TDO
Temporarily Denial Order

TDP
Trade and Development Program

TEC or CXT
Tarif Exterieur Common (common external tariff)

TEP
Transatlantic Economic Partnership

TEU
(shipping) Twenty foot equivalent unit. A forty foot container is equal to two (2) TEU'S.

TFC
Trade Fair Certification

TIA
Travel Industry Association of America

TIB
Temporary Importation under Bond

TIC
Trade Information Center

TIEA
Tax Information Exchange Agreement

THC
Terminal Handling Charge

T.L.
(shipping) Truckload

T.M.
(shipping) Traffic Manager

TM
Trademark

TM
Trade Mission

TMP
Temporary Export License Exception

TNC
Trade Negotiations Committee

TNC
Transnational Corporation

TOP
Trade Opportunities Program

TPC
Trade Policy Committee

TPCC
Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee

TPIS
Trade Policy Information System

TPM
Trigger Price Mechanism

TPRG
Trade Policy Review Group

TPRM
Trade Policy Review Mechanism

TPSC
Trade Policy Staff Committee

TPSC
Trade Policy Subcommittee

TRA
Trade Reference Assistant

TRIMs
Trade-Related Investment Measures

TRIPs
Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights

TRO
Temporary Restraining Order

TS
Trade Specialist

TSB
Textile Surveillance Body

TSR
Technology and Software Restricted License Exception

TSU
Technology and Software Unrestricted License Exception

TSUS
Tariff Schedule of the United States

TSUSA
Tariff Schedules of the United States Annotated

TT
Tested Telex

TWA
Trade-Weighted Average

TWEA
Trading With the Enemy Act

UBO
Ultimate Beneficial Owner

UCC
Uniform Commercial Code

UCP
Uniform Customs and Practices

UCPDC
Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits

U.K.
United Kingdom

UN
United Nations

UNCDF
United Nations Capital Development Fund

UNCITRAL
United Nations Commission on International Trade Law

UNCSTD
United Nations Conference on Science and Technology for Development

UNCTAD
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

UNCTC
United Nations Center on Transnational Corporations

UNDP
United Nations Development Program

UNDRO
United Nations Disaster Relief Organization

UNEP
United Nations Environment Program

UNESCO
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization

UNHCR
United National High Commissioner for Refugees

UNICEF
United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund

UNIDO
United Nations Industrial Development Organization

UNITAR
United Nations Institute for Training and Research

UNRISD
United Nations Research Institute for Social Development

UNRWA
United Nations Relief and Works Agency

UNS
United Nations Sanctions

UR
Uruguay Round

URAA
Uruguay Round Agreements Act

URC
Uniform Rules for Collection

U.S. or U.S.A.
United States of America

USAID
U.S. Agency for International Development

USF&CS
United States and Foreign Commercial Service

USC
United States Code

USCS
United States Customs Service

USD/US$
United States Dollar

USDA
U.S. Department of Agriculture

USDIA
U.S. Direct Investment Abroad

USDOC
United States Department of Commerce

USEC
U.S. Mission to the European Communities

USGPO
U.S. Government Printing Office

USIA
U.S. Information Agency

USIS
United States Information Service

USITC
United States International Trade Commission

USML
U.S. Munitions List

USOECD
United States Mission to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

USP
United States Price

USTDA
U.S. Trade and Development Agency

USTR
United States Trade Representative

USTTA
United States Travel and Tourism Administration

USUN
U.S. Mission to the United Nations

VAR
Value-Added Reseller

VAT
Value-Added Tax

VER
Voluntary Export Restriction

VEU
Validated End-User

VL
Variable Levy

VRA
Voluntary Restraint Agreement

W
Ton of 1000 kilos

WA
With Average

WA
Wassenaar Arrangement

WAEMU
West African Economic and Monetary Union

W/B
Waybill

WCO
World Customs Organization

WCT
World Copyright Treaty

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

W/O
Without

WPM
Wood Packing Material

WPPT
WIPO Performance and Phonograms Treaty

WTC
World Trade Center

WTDR
World Traders Data Report

WTO
World Tourism Organization

WTO
World Trade Organization