Acronym Explanation
AA Advance Authorisation
AANF Appendices and Aayaat Niryaat Form
ACU Asian Clearing Union
AEZ Agri Export Zone
ANF Aayat Niryaat Form
ARE-1 Application for Removal of Excisable Goods for Export (By Air/Sea/Post/Land)
ARE-3 Application for Removal of Excisable Goods from a factory or a warehouse to another warehouse
ACP Accredited Clients Programme
AEO Authorised Economic Operator
AES Approved Exporter’s Scheme
APEDA Agriculture & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority
ARO Advance Release Order
ASEAN Association of South-East Asian Nations
ASIDE Assistance to States for Infrastructure Development of Exports
AU Actual User
BCD Basic Customs Duty
BG Bank Guarantee
BIFR Board of Industrial and Financial Reconstruction
BOA Board of Approval
BOT Board of Trade
BRC Bank Realisation Certificate
BTP Biotechnology Park
BIS Bureau of Indian Standards
CBEC Central Board of Excise and Customs
CCP Customs Clearance Permit
CEA Central Excise Authority
CEC Chartered Engineer Certificate
CED Central Excise Duty
CENVAT Central Value Added Tax
CETF Common Effluent Treatment Facility
CFCs Common Facility Centres
CG Capital Goods
CIF Cost, Insurance & Freight
CIN Corporate Identification Number
CIS Commonwealth of Independent States
CKD Completely Knocked Down
CoD Cash on Delivery
CoO Certificate of Origin
CQCTD Committee on Quality Complaints and Trade Disputes
CRES Certificate of Registration as Exporter of Spices
CST Central Sales Tax
CIN Company Identification Number
CRES Certification of Registration as Exporter of Spices
CEPA Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement
CBEC Central Board of Excise and Customs
CSP Common Service Provider
CECA Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement
CVD Countervailing Duty
DA Document against Acceptance
DBK Drawback
DC Development Commissioner
DDA Diamond Dollar Accounts
DEA Department of Economic Affairs
DEL Denied Entity List
DES Duty Exemption Schemes
DFIA Duty Free Import Authorisation
DGCI&S Director General, Commercial Intelligence & Statistics
DIN Director Identification Number
DPIN Designated Partner Identification Number
DGFT Director General of Foreign Trade
DIPP Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion
DoBT Department of Bio-Technology
DoC Department of Commerce
DeitY Department of Electronics and Information Technology
DoR Department of Revenue
DoT Department of Telecommunications
DRS Duty Remission Schemes
DTA Domestic Tariff Area
e-BRC Electronic Bank Realisation Certificate
e-IEC Electronic Importer-Exporter Code
ECA Enforcement- cum-Adjudication
EDI Electronic Data Interchange
ECGC Export Credit Guarantee Corporation
EEFC Exchange Earners’ Foreign Currency
EFC Exim Facilitation Committee
EFT Electronic Fund Transfer
EGM Export General Manifest
EHTP Electronic Hardware Technology Park
EIC Export Inspection Council
EO Export Obligation
EODC Export Obligation Discharge Certificate
EOP Export Obligation Period
EOU Export Oriented Unit
EPC Export Promotion Council
EPCG Export Promotion Capital Goods
EPO Engineering Process Outsourcing
EXIM Export Import
FDI Foreign Direct Investment
FE Foreign Exchange
FEMA Foreign Exchange Management Act
FIEO Federation of Indian Export Organisation
FIRC Foreign Exchange Inward Remittance Certificate
FOB Free on Board
FOR Freight on Road and Rails
FT (D&R) Act Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, 1992 (22 of 1992)
FTDO Foreign Trade Development Officer
FTP Foreign Trade Policy
FT(R) Rules Foreign Trade (Regulation) Rules
FTWZ Free Trade and Warehousing Zone
FTA Free Trade Agreement
G&J EPC Gems & Jewellery Export Promotion Council
GOI Government of India
GATS General Agreement on Trade in Services
GR Guarantee of Realisation
HACCP Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Process
HBP Handbook of Procedures
HHEC Handicraft & Handlooms Exports Corporation
ICB International Competitive Bidding
ICD Inland Container Depot
ICM Indian Commercial Mission
IEC Importer Exporter Code
ISO International Organisation for Standardisation
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency
INFCIRC International Atomic Energy Agency Information Circular
IEM Industrial Entrepreneurial Memorandum
IMSC Inter-Ministerial Standing Committee
IL Industrial Licensing
ISO International Standards Organisation
ITC (HS) Indian Trade Classification (Harmonised System) for Export & Import Items
KVIC Khadi and Village Industries Commission
LC Letter of Credit
LCS Land Customs Station
LLPIN Limited Liability Partnership Number
LPG Liquefied Petroleum Gas
LoC Line of Credit
LoI Letter of Intent
LoP Letter of Permit
LUT Legal Undertaking
MAI Market Access Initiative
MDA Market Development Assistance
MEA Ministry of External Affairs
MEIS Merchandise Exports from India Scheme
MRA Mutual Recognition Agreements
MoD Ministry of Defence
MoF Ministry of Finance
MSME Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises
MSMED Micro Small and Medium Enterprises Development
MSTC Metal Scrap Trade Corporation
NBFC Non- Banking Financial Company
NC Norms Committee
NFE Net Foreign Exchange
NI Non-Infringing
NCB National Competitive Bidding
NOC No Objection Certificate
PDS Public Distribution System
PEC Project and Equipment Corporation of India Ltd.
PIC Policy Interpretation Committee
PRC Policy Relaxation Committee
PAN Permanent Account Number
PH Personal Hearing
PTA Preferential Trade Agreement
PSU Public Sector Undertaking
R&D Research and Development
RA Regional Authority
RBI Reserve Bank of India
RCMC Registration-cum-Membership Certificate
REP Replenishment
RPA Rupee Payment Area
S/B Shipping Bill
SAD Special Additional Duty
SCOMET Special Chemicals, Organisms, Materials, Equipment and Technology
SEI CMM Software Engineers Institute’s Capability Maturity Model
SEZ Special Economic Zone
SEIS Service Exports from India Scheme
SIA Secretariat for Industrial Assistance
SIIC State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation
SION Standard Input Output Norms
SKD Semi- Knocked Down
SLEPC State Level Export Promotion Committee
STC State Trading Corporation
STCL Spices Trading Corporation Limited
STE State Trading Enterprise
STH Star Trading House
STPI Software Technology Park of India
STR State Trading Regime
SUVs Sports Utility Vehicles
TED Terminal Excise Duty
TEE Towns of Export Excellence
TH Trading House
TPO Trade Promotion Organization
TRA Telegraphic Release Advice
TRQ Tariff Rate Quota
TUFS Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme
UAC Units Approval Committee
UN United Nations
VA Value Addition
WCO World Customs Organisation
WHOGMP World Health Organisation Good Manufacturing Practices

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