Common Trade Acronyms

Organization

Acronym


Organization

Acronym

African Growth & Opportunity Act AGOA   General Agreement on Trade in Services GATS
Agricultural Marketing Service AMS   General Services Administration GSA
American Association of Port Authorities AAPA   Generalized System of Preferences GSP
American Society for Testing Materials  ASTM   Government Accountability Office GAO
Andean Trade Promotion & Drug Eradication Act ATPDEA   Harbor Maintenance Fee HMF
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service APHIS   Hazardous Materials Regulations  HMR
Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC   Importer Self-Assessment ISA
Association of Southeast Asian Nations ASEAN   International Carrier Bond ICB
Automated Clearing House ACH   International Intellectual Property Alliance IIPA
Automated Commercial Environment ACE   International Labor Organization ILO
Automated Export System AES   International Longshore and Warehouse Union  ILWU
Automated Targeting System ATS   International Longshoremen's Assoc. ILA
Beneficiary Developing Country BDC   International Maritime Organization IMO
Bio-Terrorism Act BTA   International Organization for Standardization ISO
Border & Transportation Security BTS   International Plant Protection Convention IPPC
Border Release Advanced Screening & Selectivity BRASS   International Ship & Port Facility Security  ISPS 
Bureau of Customs & Border Protection CBP   International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures ISPM
Canada Border Services Agency CBSA   International Trade Administration ITA
Canadian Food Inspection Agency  CFIA   International Trade Data System ITDS
Canadian International Trade Tribunal  CITT   International Traffic in Arms Regulations ITAR
Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act CBERA   Least Developed Beneficiary Dev. Countries LDBDC
Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act CBTPA   Maritime Transportation Security Act MTSA
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition CAFSAN   Merchandise Processing Fee MPF
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  CDC   Ministry of Commerce-People's Republic of China MOFCOM
Central American-Dominican Republic FTA CAFTA-DR   Miscellaneous Trade & Technical Corrections Act, 2004 MTA
Central European Free Trade Agreement CEFTA   National Commodity Specialist NCS
Closer Economic Partnership Agreement CEPA   National Targeting Center NTC
Commerce Control List CCL   Nat'l Customs Brokers & Fwrdrs Assoc. of America NCBFFA
Commercial Operations Advisory Committee COAC   Nat'l Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA
Compliance Policy Guide CPG   Nat'l Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration NOAA
Consumer Product Safety Commission CPSC   Non-Intrusive Inspection NII
Container Security Device CSD   North America Free Trade Agreement NAFTA
Container Security Initiative CSI   Notice of Proposed Rule Making NPRM
Convention on Int'l Trade in Endangered Species CITES   Office of Foreign Assets Control  OFAC 
Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit CAFC   Office of Regulations and Rulings OR&R
Court of Int'l Trade CIT   Operation Safe Commerce OSC
Customs - Trade Partnership against Terrorism C-TPAT   Operational & Admin. System for Import Support OASIS
Customs & Trade Automated Interface Requirements CATAIR   Presidential Directive PD
Customs Automated Forms Entry System  CAFES   Prior Notice System Interface PNSI
Department of Defense DOD   Radiation Portal Monitor RPM
Department of Foreign Affairs & Int'l Trade DFAIT   Radio Frequency Identification Device RFID
Department of Homeland Security DHS   Regional Value Content  RVC
Department of Justice DOJ   Remote Location Filing  RLF
Department of Transportation DOT   Research and Special Programs Administration RSPA
Dom. Republic - C. American Free Trade Agreement DR-CAFTA   Safety of Life at Sea Convention SOLAS
East Africa Community EAC   Shippers' Export Declaration SED
Electronic Export Information EEI   Singapore Free Trade Agreement SFTA
Electronic Invoice Program EIP   Solid Wood Packing Material  SWPM
Environment Protection Agency  EPA   Specially Designated Nationals SDN
European Free Trade Association EFTA   Standard Carrier Alpha Code SCAC
Explanatory Notes ENs   Tariff Preference Levels TPLs
Export Administration Act EAA   Trade & Investment Framework Agreement TIFA
Export Control Classification Number ECCN   Transportation Security Administration  TSA
Export Processing Zones EPZs   Transportation Worker Identification Credential  TWIC
Federal Communications Commission  FCC   U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service US&FCS
Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act FD&C Act   U.S. Association of Importers of Textiles & Apparel  USA-ITA
Federal Trade Commission FTC   U.S. Chile FTA UCFTA, or CFTA
Focused Assessment  FA   U.S. Munitions List USML
Food & Drug Admin. FDA   U.S. Patents & Trademark Office USPTO
Food Safety and Inspection Service FSIS   U.S. Trade and Development Agency  USTDA
Foreign Trade Regulations FTR   U.S. Trade Representative USTR
Foreign Trade Statistical Regulations FTSR   U.S.-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement BFTA
Free and Secure Trade  FAST   World Customs Organization WCO
Free Trade Area of the Americas FTAA   World Economic Forum WEF
Freight Remaining On Board FROB   World Intellectual Property Organization WIPO
General Agreement on Tariffs & Trade GATT   World Trade Organization WTO

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