Office of the United States Trade Representative


1995 National Trade Estimate Report-Acronyms

APEC:  Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation

ASEAN: Association of Southeast Asian Nations

BIT: Bilateral Investment Treaty

CBI: Caribbean Basin Initiative

CP: Contracting Party

CVD: Countervailing Duty

EAI: Enterprise for the Americas Initiative

EU:  European Union

EFTA: European Free Trade Association

Eximbank: Export-Import Bank

FTA: Free Trade Agreement

GATS:General Agreement on Trade in Services

GATT: General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

GCC: Gulf Cooperation Council

GDP:Gross Domestic Product

GNP: Gross National Product

GSP: Generalized System of Preferences

IPR: Intellectual Property Rights

MFA: Multifiber Arrangement

MFN: Most Favored Nation

MOU: Memorandum of Understanding

MTN:   Multilateral Trade Negotiations

NAFTA: North American Free Trade Agreement

OECD: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

SII: Structural Impediments Initiative

TAA: Trade Adjustment Assistance

USDA: U.S. Department of Agriculture

USITC: U.S. International Trade Commission
USTR: United States Trade Representative

VRA: Voluntary Restraint Agreement

WTO: World Trade Organization


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