COMMON TRADE ACRONYMS

Organization

Acronym

 

Organization

Acronym

African Growth & Opportunity ActAGOAGeneral Agreement on Trade in ServicesGATS
Agricultural Marketing ServiceAMSGeneral Services AdministrationGSA
American Association of Port AuthoritiesAAPAGeneralized System of PreferencesGSP
American Society for Testing MaterialsASTMGovernment Accountability OfficeGAO
Andean Trade Promotion & Drug Eradication ActATPDEAHarbor Maintenance FeeHMF
Animal and Plant Health Inspection ServiceAPHISHazardous Materials RegulationsHMR
Asia Pacific Economic CooperationAPECImporter Self-AssessmentISA
Association of Southeast Asian NationsASEANInternational Carrier BondICB
Automated Clearing HouseACHInternational Intellectual Property AllianceIIPA
Automated Commercial EnvironmentACEInternational Labor OrganizationILO
Automated Export SystemAESInternational Longshore and Warehouse UnionILWU
Automated Targeting SystemATSInternational Longshoremen’s Assoc.ILA
Beneficiary Developing CountryBDCInternational Maritime OrganizationIMO
Bio-Terrorism ActBTAInternational Organization for StandardizationISO
Border & Transportation SecurityBTSInternational Plant Protection ConventionIPPC
Border Release Advanced Screening & SelectivityBRASSInternational Ship & Port Facility SecurityISPS
Bureau of Customs & Border ProtectionCBPInternational Standards for Phytosanitary MeasuresISPM
Canada Border Services AgencyCBSAInternational Trade AdministrationITA
Canadian Food Inspection AgencyCFIAInternational Trade Data SystemITDS
Canadian International Trade TribunalCITTInternational Traffic in Arms RegulationsITAR
Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery ActCBERALeast Developed Beneficiary Dev. CountriesLDBDC
Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership ActCBTPAMaritime Transportation Security ActMTSA
Center for Food Safety and Applied NutritionCAFSANMerchandise Processing FeeMPF
Centers for Disease Control and PreventionCDCMinistry of Commerce-People’s Republic of ChinaMOFCOM
Central American-Dominican Republic FTACAFTA-DRMiscellaneous Trade & Technical Corrections Act, 2004MTA
Central European Free Trade AgreementCEFTANational Commodity SpecialistNCS
Closer Economic Partnership AgreementCEPANational Targeting CenterNTC
Commerce Control ListCCLNat’l Customs Brokers & Fwrdrs Assoc. of AmericaNCBFFA
Commercial Operations Advisory CommitteeCOACNat’l Highway Traffic Safety AdministrationNHTSA
Compliance Policy GuideCPGNat’l Oceanic & Atmospheric AdministrationNOAA
Consumer Product Safety CommissionCPSCNon-Intrusive InspectionNII
Container Security DeviceCSDNorth America Free Trade AgreementNAFTA
Container Security InitiativeCSINotice of Proposed Rule MakingNPRM
Convention on Int’l Trade in Endangered SpeciesCITESOffice of Foreign Assets ControlOFAC
Court of Appeals for the Federal CircuitCAFCOffice of Regulations and RulingsOR&R
Court of Int’l TradeCITOperation Safe CommerceOSC
Customs – Trade Partnership against TerrorismC-TPATOperational & Admin. System for Import SupportOASIS
Customs & Trade Automated Interface RequirementsCATAIRPresidential DirectivePD
Customs Automated Forms Entry SystemCAFESPrior Notice System InterfacePNSI
Department of DefenseDODRadiation Portal MonitorRPM
Department of Foreign Affairs & Int’l TradeDFAITRadio Frequency Identification DeviceRFID
Department of Homeland SecurityDHSRegional Value ContentRVC
Department of JusticeDOJRemote Location FilingRLF
Department of TransportationDOTResearch and Special Programs AdministrationRSPA
Dom. Republic – C. American Free Trade AgreementDR-CAFTASafety of Life at Sea ConventionSOLAS
East Africa CommunityEACShippers’ Export DeclarationSED
Electronic Export InformationEEISingapore Free Trade AgreementSFTA
Electronic Invoice ProgramEIPSolid Wood Packing MaterialSWPM
Environment Protection AgencyEPASpecially Designated NationalsSDN
European Free Trade AssociationEFTAStandard Carrier Alpha CodeSCAC
Explanatory NotesENsTariff Preference LevelsTPLs
Export Administration ActEAATrade & Investment Framework AgreementTIFA
Export Control Classification NumberECCNTransportation Security AdministrationTSA
Export Processing ZonesEPZsTransportation Worker Identification CredentialTWIC
Federal Communications CommissionFCCU.S. & Foreign Commercial ServiceUS&FCS
Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic ActFD&C ActU.S. Association of Importers of Textiles & ApparelUSA-ITA
Federal Trade CommissionFTCU.S. Chile FTAUCFTA, or CFTA
Focused AssessmentFAU.S. Munitions ListUSML
Food & Drug Admin.FDAU.S. Patents & Trademark OfficeUSPTO
Food Safety and Inspection ServiceFSISU.S. Trade and Development AgencyUSTDA
Foreign Trade RegulationsFTRU.S. Trade RepresentativeUSTR
Foreign Trade Statistical RegulationsFTSRU.S.-Bahrain Free Trade AgreementBFTA
Free and Secure TradeFASTWorld Customs OrganizationWCO
Free Trade Area of the AmericasFTAAWorld Economic ForumWEF
Freight Remaining On BoardFROBWorld Intellectual Property OrganizationWIPO
General Agreement on Tariffs & TradeGATTWorld Trade OrganizationWTO