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Great Seal Glossary of Acronyms
Released by the International Communications and Information Policy Division
Bureau of Business and Economic Affairs
July 10, 2000

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ACICIP: Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy.
ACTPN: Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations
ACTS: American Council for Trade in Services
APEC: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum  

BAFT: Bankers's Association for Foreign Trade
CCIA: Computer & Communications Industry Association
CIA: Central Intelligence Agency
CITEL: Inter-American Telecommunications Commission
COE: Council of Europe
CSIS: Center for Strategic and International Studies
DOC: U.S. Department of Commerce
  • ITA: International Trade Administration
  • NTIA: National Telecommunications and Information Administration
  • PTO: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • TA: Technology Administration
  • NIST: National Institute of Standards and Technology
DOJ: U.S. Department of Justice
EBRD: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
EETIS: Electronics, Electrical, Telecommunications and Information Technology Sectors
ESI: Economic Strategy Institute
EU: European Union
  • DG XIII: Directorate General XIII - Telecommunications, Information Market and Exploitation of Research
FCC: U.S. Federal Communications Commission
FTAA: Free Trade Agreement of the Americas
FTC: U.S. Federal Trade Commission
GBDe: Global Business Dialogue on Electronic Commerce
GII: Global Information Infrastructure
GIIC: Global Information Infrastructure Commission
GIS: Global Information Society
HIIP: Harvard Information Infrastructure Project
IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICANN: Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Number
ILPF: Internet Law and Policy Forum
IMF: International Monetary Fund
IMO: International Maritime Organization
IMSO: International Mobile Satellite Organization
Inmarsat, Ltd.: the successor operator of the commerical satellite business of IMSO
INTELSAT: International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
ISOC: The Internet Society
ITAA: Information Technology Association of America
ITAC: International Telecommunications Advisory Committee. These three subsectors of ITAC parallel the three subsectors of the ITU:
  • ITAC-D: ITU Telecommunications Development Sector
  • ITAC-R: ITU Radiocommunication Sector
  • ITAC-T: Telecommunications Standardization Sector
ITC: U.S. International Trade Commission
ITI: Information Technology Industry Council
ITRE: The Institute of Telecommunications Resellers in Europe
ITU: International Telecommunication Union
  • ITU-D: ITU Development Sector
  • ITU-R: ITU Radiocommunication Sector
  • ITU-T: ITU Telecommunications Standardization Sector

MPAA: Motion Picture Association of America
NAFTA: North American Free Trade Agreement
NII: National Information Infrastructure
OAS: Organization of American States
OECD: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
OSTP: U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy
SBCA: Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association
SNCR: Satellite Network Cost Recovery
SOA: Summit of the Americas
TABD: TransAtlantic Business Dialogue
TACD: TransAtlantic Consumer Dialogue
TDA: U.S. Trade and Development Agency
TIA: Telecommunications Industry Association
TRA: Telecommunications Resellers Association
USEU: U.S. Mission to the European Union
USOECD: U.S. Mission to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
USTR: Office of the United States Trade Representative
USTTI: United States Telecommunications Training Institute
WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization
WITSA: World Information Technology and Services Alliance
WTO: World Trade Organization
WWICS: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

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