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MANAGING THE CHALLENGES OF WTO PARTICIPATION: ABBREVIATIONS

Abbreviations used in the Case Studies

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Introduction

ACP

African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States

AD

anti-dumping

ADA

Anti-dumping Agreement

ASEAN

Association of South East Asian Nations

ATC

Agreement on Textiles and Clothing AU African Union

CARICOM

Caribbean Common Market

CB

Capacity Building

COMECON

Informal name for Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (CMEA)

COMESA

Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa

CSO

Civil Society Organization

CVD

Countervailing Duties

DCs

Developing Countries

DDA

Doha Development Agenda

DRC

Democratic Republic of Congo

EAC

East African Community

EBA

Everything but Arms

EC

European Community

ECOWAS

Economic Community of West African States

EPA

Economic Partnership Agreement

ESA

East and Southern Africa

EU

European Union

FANR

Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources

FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

FTAA

Free Trade Area of the Americas

GATS

General Agreement on Trade in Services

GATT

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

GDP

Gross Domestic Product

I&S

infrastructure and Services

IGAD

Inter-Governmental Authority on Development

IITC

Inter-institutional Trade Committee

IMF

International Monetary Fund

IOC

Indian Ocean Commission

ITC

International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO

JITAP

Joint Integrated Technical Assistance Programme

LDC

Least Developed Country

LMG

Like-Minded Group

MERCOSUR

Southern Common Market

NAFTA

North American Free Trade Agreement

NFIDC

Net Food-Importing Developing Countries

NWGT

National Working Group on Trade

OECD

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

PRSP

Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers

PTA

Preferential Trade Area

RECs

Regional Economic Communities

RIRN

Regional Integration Research Network Project

RTA

Regional Trade Agreement

S&D

Special and Differential Treatment

SAARC

South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation

SACU

Southern Africa Customs Union

SADC

Southern Africa Development Community (successor to SADCC)

SADCC

Southern African Development Co-ordination Conference

SATRN

Southern Africa Trade Research Network

SCM

Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures

SHD&SP

Social and Human Development and Special Programmes

SIDS

Small Island Developing States

SPS

Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures

SVE

Small and Vulnerable Economies

TBT

Technical Barriers to Trade

TIFI

Trade, Industry, Finance and Investment

TRIPS

Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights

TRQ

Tariff Rate Quota

TRTA

Trade-Related Technical Assistance

UEMOA

Union Économique et Monétaire Ouest-Africaine

UNCTAD

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

UNIDO

United Nations Industrial Development Organization

WTO

World Trade Organization

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