Chapter

List of Abbreviations*

Author(s):
International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department
Published Date:
August 1987
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ACP-EC

African, Caribbean, and Pacific State signatories to the Lomé Convention with the European Communities

ACU

Asian Clearing Union (or Unit)

ADB

Asian Development Bank

ADF

African Development Fund

AfDB

African Development Bank

AMU

Asian Monetary Unit

ASEAN

Association of South East Asian Nations

BCEAO

Central Bank of West African States (Banque Centrale des Etats de l’Afrique de l’Ouest)

BEAC

Bank of Central African States (Banque des Etats de l’Afrique Centrale)

CACM

Central American Common Market

CAP

Common Agricultural Policy (of the EC)

Caricom

Caribbean Common Market

CCCN

Customs Cooperation Council Nomenclature

CEPGL

Economic Community of the Great Lakes Countries

CMEA

Council for Mutual Economic Assistance

DAC

Development Aid Committee (of the OECD)

EC

European Communities

ECCB

Eastern Caribbean Central Bank

ECCM

East Caribbean Common Market

ECLAC

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

ECO

Economic Cooperation Organization

Ecowas

Economic Community of West African States (CEDEAO)

ECSC

European Coal and Steel Community

ECU

European Currency Unit

EFTA

European Free Trade Association

EMS

European Monetary System

Euratom

European Atomic Energy Community

GATT

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

GCC

Gulf Cooperation Council (Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf)

GSP

Generalized System of Preferences

IBRD

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank)

IDA

International Development Association

IMF

International Monetary Fund

LAIA

Latin America Integration Association (ALADI)

LIBOR

London interbank offered rate

MFA

Multifiber Arrangement

MFN

Most favored nation

MTN

Multilateral trade negotiations

OAU

Organization of African Unity

OECD

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

OEEC

Organization for European Economic Cooperation

PTA

Preferential Trade Area for Eastern and Southern African States

UDEAC

Central African Customs and Economic Union (Union Douanière et Economique de l’Afrique Centrale)

UN

United Nations

WAEC

West African Economic Community (CEAO)

WAMU

West African Monetary Union

This list does not include abbreviations of purely national institutions mentioned in the country pages.

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