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Australia, the European Union and the New Trade Agenda

Abbreviations

AANZFTA

ASEAN–Australia–New Zealand Free Trade Agreement

ACCC

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

ACEA

European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association

ACP

African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States

ANZCERTA

Australia–New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement

APEC

Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation

ASEAN

Association of Southeast Asian Nations

AUSFTA

Australia–United States Free Trade Agreement

BIS

Bank for International Settlement

BITs

bilateral investment treaties

CAB

conformity assessment bodies

CAP

common agricultural policy

CER

Closer Economic Relations, short for ANZCERTA

CETA

Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

CSR

corporate social responsibility

CTC

change in tariff classification

CTM

Community Trade Mark

DDS

duty drawback system

EC

European Commission

ECIPE

European Centre for International Political Economy

EEC

European Economic Community

EECT

European Economic Community Treaty

EFTA

European Free Trade Association

EGA

Environmental Goods Agreement

EU

European Union

EU28

28 members of the European Union

EUSFTA

EU–Singapore Free Trade Agreement

FDI

foreign direct investment

FTA

free trade agreement

G8

Group of Eight

GATS

General Agreement on Trade in Services

GATT

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

GDP

gross domestic product

GI

geographical indications

GPA

Agreement on Government Procurement

HQB

high-quality beef

ICSID

International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes

ICT

information and communications technology

ILO

International Labor Organization

IMF

International Monetary Fund

IP

intellectual property

IPPA

Investment Protection and Promotion Agreement

IPPC

International Plant Protection Convention

ISDS

investor–state dispute settlement

IT

information technology

ITA

International Technology Agreement

JSCOT

Joint Standing Committee on Treaties

KORUS

Korea–US

LDCs

least developed countries

MEQR

measure having equivalent effect to a quantitative restriction

MFN

most favoured nation

MRA

mutual recognition agreement

NAFTA

North American Free Trade Agreement

NTB

non-tariff barrier

NTM

non-tariff measure

OECD

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

OPEC

Organization for Petroleum Exporting Countries

PDO

protected designation of origin

PGI

protected geographical indication

PSE

producer support estimate

PTA

preferential trade agreement

R&D

research and development

RCEP

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership

RoO

rules of origin

RTA

regional trade agreement

SPS

sanitary and phytosanitary

STC

specific trade concern

TBT

technical barriers to trade

TFEU

Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (Lisbon Treaty)

TiSA

Trade in Services Agreement

TPP

Trans-Pacific Partnership

TQ

tariff quota

TRIPS

Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Agreement

TSE

total support estimate

TSG

traditional specialty guaranteed

TTIP

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement

TTMRA

Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement

UK

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

UNCTAD

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

UNECE

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

UR

Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations

USA

United States of America

WTO

World Trade Organization


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