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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

Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." National Research Council. 1992. Behind the Numbers: U.S. Trade in the World Economy. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/1865.
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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

Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." National Research Council. 1992. Behind the Numbers: U.S. Trade in the World Economy. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/1865.
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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

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