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ABAC
APEC Business Advisory Council
Established in 1995, this is a permanent council composed of up to three senior business people from each member economy to provide advice on implementation of APEC action plans and on other specific business sector priorities.

ABTC
APEC Business Travel Card

AIMS
APEC Impediments Measurement System

ANZCERTA
Australia New Zealand Closer Economic Cooperation Trade Agreement

APEC
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
APEC was established in 1989 and is the primary vehicle for promoting open trade and practical economic cooperation. Its goal is to advance Asia-Pacific economic activity and sense of community among the 21 member economies.

APII
Asia-Pacific Information Infrastructure

APLAC
Asia-Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation
Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC) groups organisations in the Asia Pacific region responsible for accrediting testing and inspection facilities. Members are nationally recognized accreditation bodies and are usually owned or endorsed by government.

ASEAN
Association of Southeast Asian Nations

BAC
Budget and Administration Committeepredecessor of BMC

BIPM
International Bureau of Weights and Measures

BMC
Budget and Management Committee

CAP
Collective Action Plan

CISPR
International Special Committee on Radio Interference

CPD
Workshop on Competition Policy and Deregulation

CTI
Committee on Trade and Investment

DMEG
Dispute Mediation Experts Group

DSU
WTO Dispute Settlement Understanding

E-Commerce
Electronic Commerce

EC
Economic Committee

ECOTECH
APEC Economic and Technical Cooperation

EDI
Electronic Data Interchange

EMC
Electromagnetic Compatibility

EVSL
Early Voluntary Sectoral Liberalization

EWG
Energy Working Group

FAO
Food andAgriculture Organization

FDI
Foreign Direct Investment

FOC
Friends of the Chair

FWG
Fisheries Working Group

GATS
General Agreement on Trade in Services

GIS
General Information System

GMPCS
Global Mobile Personal Cellular Service

GOS
Group on Services

GPEG
Government Procurement Experts Group

GPS
Global Position System

HRDWG
Human Resources Development Working Group

HS
Harmonized Commodity Description and Classification System

IAF
International Accreditation Forum

IAP
Individual Action Plan

ICSID
International Convention for the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States

IDB
WTO Integrated Database

IDEAS
Initiatives, Development Efforts, Aspirations and Strategies

IEC
International Electotechnical Commission

IEG
Investment Experts Group

IEGBM
Informal Experts Group on the Mobility of Business People

ILAC
International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation

IPEG
Intellectual Property Rights Experts Group

IPRs
Intellectual Property Rights

IQAS
International Quality Assurance Systems

ISO
International Organization for Standardization

ISTWG
Industrial Science and Technology Working Group

ITU
International Telecommunications Union

IVANS
International Value-added Network Services

MAG
Market Access Group

MFN
Most Favored Nation

MRA
Mutual Recognition Arrangement

NAFTA
North American Free Trade Agreement

NTM
Non-Tariff Measures

OAA
Osaka Action Agenda

OECD
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

PAC
Pacific Accrediation Cooperation

PASC
Pacific Area Standards Congress

PECC
Pacific Economic Cooperation Council

PFP
Partners for Progress

PLGSME
Ad-hoc Policy Level Group on Small and Medium Enterprise

PRC
Peoples Republic of China

ROO
Rules of Origin

SCCP
Sub-Committee on Customs Procedures

SCSC
Sub-Committee on Standards and Conformance

SIS
APEC Seafood Information Systems

SMEs
Small and Medium Enterprises

SOM
Senior Officials Meeting

SPF
South Pacific Forum

SPS
WTO Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures

STCW
International Convention on Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers

STIP
Science and Technology Industrial Park

TBT
WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade

TDB
APEC Tariff Database

TELMIN
APEC Telecommunications Ministers Meeting

TELWG
Telecommunications Working Group

TILF
Trade and Investment Liberalization and Facilitation

TOR
Terms of Reference

TPD
Trade Policy Dialogue

TPTWG
Transportation Working Group

TRIPS
Agreement on the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights

TWG
Tourism Working Group

UN/ECE
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

UN/EDIFACT
United Nations Rules for Electronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce and Transport

UNCITRAL
United Nations Commissions on International Trade Law

UNCTAD
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

UR
Uruguay Round

URI
Uruguay Round Implementation

URL
Uniform Resource Locator

WCO
World Customs Organization

WGTGP
WTO Working Group on Transparency in Government Procurement

WGTP
Working Group on Trade Promotion

WTO
World Trade Organization