Acronyms

ORGANIZATIONS

BEA

Bureau of Economic Analysis (U.S. Department of Commerce)

BIS

Bank for International Settlements

BLS

Bureau of Labor Statistics (U.S. Department of Labor)

EC

European Communities

EIA

Energy Information Administration

EUROSTAT

Statistical Office of the European Communities

FTD

Foreign Trade Division (Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce)

GAO

U.S. General Accounting Office

GATT

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

IMF

International Monetary Fund

IRS

Internal Revenue Service (U.S. Department of the Treasury)

ITA

International Trade Administration (U.S. Department of Commerce)

NBER

National Bureau of Economic Research

NIH

National Institutes of Health (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

OECD

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

OMB

U.S. Office of Management and Budget



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BEHIND THE NUMBERS: U.S. Trade in the World Economy Acronyms ORGANIZATIONS BEA Bureau of Economic Analysis (U.S. Department of Commerce) BIS Bank for International Settlements BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics (U.S. Department of Labor) EC European Communities EIA Energy Information Administration EUROSTAT Statistical Office of the European Communities FTD Foreign Trade Division (Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce) GAO U.S. General Accounting Office GATT General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade IMF International Monetary Fund IRS Internal Revenue Service (U.S. Department of the Treasury) ITA International Trade Administration (U.S. Department of Commerce) NBER National Bureau of Economic Research NIH National Institutes of Health (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) OECD Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development OMB U.S. Office of Management and Budget

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BEHIND THE NUMBERS: U.S. Trade in the World Economy USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture USTTA U.S. Travel and Tourism Administration (U.S. Department of Commerce) STATISTICAL TERMS AND SYSTEMS ABI Automated Broker Interface (Customs Service, U.S. Department of the Treasury) AERP Automatic Export Reporting Program (Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce) ARCH autoregressive conditional heteroskedastic models ARIMA autoregressive, integrated, moving average models AES Automated Export System ASM Annual Survey of Manufactures (Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce) CMIR Currency and Monetary Investments Report (U.S. Department of the Treasury) COMPRO Computerized Data Program on Foreign Trade (maintained by ITA) CPC central product classification EIN employer identification number GARCH generalized ARCH HS Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System IBF international banking facility NIPA national income and products accounts (U.S. Department of Commerce) NTDB National Trade Data Bank (U.S. Department of Commerce) OLS ordinary least squares SED shipper's export declaration SIC standard industrial classification SITC standard international trade classification SNA system of national accounts (developed under the auspices of the United Nations) SOI Statistics of Income (U.S. Department of the Treasury) SSEL Standard Statistical Establishment List (Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce) TCMP Taxpayer Compliance Measurement Program (IRS, U.S. Department of the Treasury) TIC Treasury International Capital (U.S. Department of the Treasury) TSUSA Tariff Schedule of the United States Annotated

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BEHIND THE NUMBERS: U.S. Trade in the World Economy OTHER AOQL average outgoing quality limit CD-ROM compact disk-read only memory c.i.f. cost-insurance-freight CIRS continuous independent review system f.a.s. free-along-side FDI foreign direct investment f.o.b. free-on-board GNP gross national product JASA Journal of the American Statistical Association MOT mode of transportation NVOCC non-vessel operating commercial carrier PIERS Piers Import/Export Reporting Service SCB Survey of Current Business TRIMS trade-related investment measures