Chapter

List of Abbreviations*

Author(s):
International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department
Published Date:
August 1986
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ACP

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

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)

BLEU

Belgian-Luxembourg Economic Union

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

Comecon

Council for Mutual Economic Assistance

CMCF

Caribbean Multilateral Clearing Facility

DAC

Development Aid Committee (of the OECD)

EC

European Community

ECA

United Nations, Economic Commission for Africa

ECCB

Eastern Caribbean Central Bank

ECCM

East Caribbean Common Market

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

Eximbank

Export Import Bank

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

IBEC

International Bank for International Cooperation

IBRD

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank)

IDA

International Development Association

IFC

International Finance Corporation

IMF

International Monetary Fund

LAIA

Latin American Integration Association (ALADI)

LIBOR

London interbank offered rate

MFA

Multifiber Arrangement

MFN

Most favored nation

MTN

Multilateral Trade Negotiations

NATO

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

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

RMA

Rand Monetary Area

SATA

Southern African Telecommunications Administration

SDR

Special drawing right

Sparteca

South Pacific Regional Trade and Cooperation Agreement

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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