A Collection of Financial Keywords and Phrases

 CCCN: Customs Cooperation Council Nomenclature
CPI: Consumer price index
EC: European Communities
ECU: European Currency Unit
EEC: European Economic Community
EU: European Union
LDC: Least Developed Country
FDI: Foreign Direct Investment
FIR: Factor intensity reversal
FTA: Free trade area
GATT: General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
GDP: Gross domestic product
GMO: Genetically modified organism
ICA: International commodity agreement
ITA: International Trade Administration
ITC: International Trade Commission
NAFTA: North American Free Trade Agreement
NGO: Non-governmental organization
NIC: Newly Industrializing Country
NTB: Nontariff barrier
MNC: Multinational Corporation
MNE: Multinational Enterprise
OECD: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
SDR: Special Drawing Right
TRIP: Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights
UNCTAD: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
VER: Voluntary export restraint
WTO: World Trade Organization