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Advancing the interests of Australia and Australians internationally

Australian Government - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Advancing the interests of Australia and Australians internationally

Export EU: A guide to the European Union for Australian Business

Abbreviations and acronyms

ABIE
Australian Business in Europe
ACP
African, Caribbean and Pacific [states]
APEC   
Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
AQIS
Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service
ATA Carnet 
Admission Temporaire/Temporary Admission Carnet
ATQ
Autonomous Tariff Quotas
Austrade  
The Australian Trade Commission
AWBC
Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation
BTI   
Binding Tariff Information
CAP
Common Agricultural Policy
CCP   
Common Commercial Policy
CCT
Common Customs Tariff
CEECs   
Central and Eastern European Countries
CE Marking
Conformité Européene marking
CEN   
European Committee for Standardisation
CENELEC
European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation
COREPER  
Comité des Représentants Permanents (Committee of Permanent Representatives)
CTM
Community Trade Mark
DFAT   
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
DITR
Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources
EABC   
European-Australia Business Council
EBA
Everything But Arms
EBRD   
European Bank of Reconstruction and Development
EC
European Community
ECB   
European Central Bank  
ECSC
European Coal and Steel Community
EEA   
uropean Economic Area
EEC
European Economic Community
EFIC   
Export Finance Insurance Corporation
EFTA
European Free Trade Association
EMC   
Electromagnetic compatability
EMDG
Export Market Development Grants
EMU   
Economic and Monetary Union
EP
European Parliament
EPA   
Economic Partnership Arrangement
EPO
European Patents Office
ETSI   
European Telecommunications Standards Institute
EU
European Union
EUEB  
European Union Eco-labelling Board
EWCG
Export Working Capital Guarantee
FAO   
Food and Agricultural Organisation
FEAST
Forum for European-Australian Science and Technology
FTA   
Free Trade area
FYROM
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
GATS   
General Agreement on Trade in Services
GATT
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
GDP   
Gross Domestic Product
GMO
Genetically Modified Organisms
GMP   
Good Manufacturing Practice
GNI
Gross National Income
GNP   
Gross National Product
GPA
Government Procurement Agreement
GSP   
Generalised System of Preferences
ICC
International Chamber of Commerce
IP    
Intellectual Property
IPCC
International Plant Protection Convention
LCID   
Local Identifier
LMOs
Living Modified Organisms
MFN  
Most Favoured Nation
MRA
Mutual Recognition Agreement on Conformity Assessment
NPP   
National Privacy Principle
OIE
Office International des Epizooties
OIV   
Office International de la Vigne et du Vin
OJ
Official Journal of the European Communities
QR   
Quantitative Restrictions
ROOs
Rules of Origin
RTA   
Regional Trade Agreement
SAA
Stabilisation and Association Agreement
SGP   
Stability and Growth Pact
SLIM
Simpler Legislation for the Internal Market
SPS   
Sanitary and Phytosanitary Agreement
TARIC
Integrated Tariff of the Community
TBT   
Technical Barriers to Trade
TE
Traditional Expressions
TRIPS   
Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights
TRQ
Tariff Rate Quota
UNCTAD  
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
VAT
Value-added Tax
WCO   
World Customs Organisation
WHO
World Health Organisation
WTO   
World Trade Organization

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