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			Action Committee for a United States of Europe - 




An interest group of political and trade union leaders founded by Jean Monnet in 1955 after the failure of the European Defence Community (EDC). 









 Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm





	
	
Related Terms: Action Committee for a United States of Europe - international | trade |

AGINFO - A database of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) trade figures. Acronym: AGINFO Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: AGINFO - international | trade |

ALAMOS - Automatic Lider for Air Monitoring Operating Systems, an Albert-Ball Report. Prepared for the European Parliament (EP) in 1983, it criticized the investment and consumption policies of the Member States, identified national obstacles to the development of EC-wide trade, and commented adversely on the fragmentation and duplication of national research and Acronym: ALAMOS Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: ALAMOS - international | trade |

Application Profile - A number of application protocols required for a specified task or industry sector. [Associated with STEP] Trade and Industry, United Kingdom. "Open Systems in Manufacturing". Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Application Profile - application | application protocol | industry | standard for the exchange of product model data | trade |

Basket of Currencies - Those currencies which together determine the value of the European Currency Unit (ECU). Each currency in the basket is weighted according to its country's gross national product (GNP), trade, and short-term credit quotas. Part of the European Monetary System (EMS), full participation in the basket was regarded as an important Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Basket of Currencies - international | trade |

Blair House Agreement - A compromise settlement between the USA and the EC in 1993 on an agricultural trade structure to rescue the possible collapse of the Uruguay Round of talks within the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Blair House Agreement - international | trade |

Block Exemptions - Agreements between the EC and other countries which include exemptions from the general prohibition by the EC of restrictive trade agreements. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Block Exemptions - international | trade |

Blue Book - A proposal for a Europe of Education and Culture that would involve the extension of the Community Programme for Education and Training in Technology (COMETT) and the European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students (ERASMUS) to the members of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). The extension Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Blue Book - international | trade |

Chasse Gardée - A phrase (meaning protected competition) used by opponents of too great a move towards free trade, who wish a more protected EC market. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Chasse Gardée - international | trade |

COMEXT - A database of external trade statistics in Eurostat. Acronym: COMEXT Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: COMEXT - international | trade |

Commodities - Items of trade or commerce; things that are traded or sold.

Related Terms: Commodities - commerce | commodity | goods | merchandise | products | trade |

Commodity - An item of trade or commerce; something that is traded or sold.

Related Terms: Commodity - commerce | commodities | goods | merchandise | products | trade |

Community Trade Mark Office - See Trade Marks. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Community Trade Mark Office - international | trade | Trade Marks |

Consumers' Consultative Committee - Established in 1973 as an advisory body on consumer policy, with most of its membership coming from four European consumer associations: the Confederation of Family Organizations in the European Community (COFACE), the European Community Consumer Cooperatives (EURO-COOP), the European bureau of Consumers' Unions (BEUC), and the European Trade Union Confederation Acronym: CCC Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Consumers' Consultative Committee - international | trade |

Cooperation Agreements - Trade and economic cooperation agreements by the EC with countries outside Europe. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Cooperation Agreements - international | trade |

Craft - A man-made vehicle used for transporting people or goods; or a skill, trade, or profession.

Related Terms: Craft - transport | transportation | vehicle | vessel |

Deregulation (1) - The ending of unnecessary economic rules or governmental practice through measures intended to remove all restrictions to trade within the EC. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Deregulation (1) - international | trade |

Discrimination - The application of restrictive trade practices by one Member State against the goods and companies of other Member States. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Discrimination - international | trade |

Domestic - Of or relating to trade, affairs, or business within a country.

Related Terms: Domestic - business | international | interstate | intrastate | trade |

EDI For Administration, Commerce and Transport - United Nations rules for Electronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce and Transport. They comprise a set of internationally agreed upon standards, directories and guidelines for the electronic interchange of structured data related to trade in goods and services between independent computerized information systems. [ISO 9735]UN/EDIFACT Introduction to UN/EDIFACT with latest Acronym: EDIFACT Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: EDI For Administration, Commerce and Transport - commerce | data | electronic data interchange | electronic funds transfer | international | standard | transport | transportation |

European Confederation of Free Trade Unions in the Community - See European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC). Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: European Confederation of Free Trade Unions in the Community - international | trade | European Trade Union Confederation | ETUC |

European Economic Area - An agreement in 1991 between the EC and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) to form a free trade area in all but agriculture. Previously called the European Economic Space. Acronym: EEA Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: European Economic Area - international | trade |

European Trade Marks Office - See Trade Marks. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: European Trade Marks Office - international | trade | Trade Marks |

European Trade Union Confederation - A cross-national organization of national trade unions and their federations, established in 1973. It has representation in several EC committees and organizations. Acronym: ETUC Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: European Trade Union Confederation - international | trade |

Foreign Trade Zone - An area designated by the government of a country for free trade; a port, city, or region designated for free trade. Acronym: FTZ

Related Terms: Foreign Trade Zone - customs | duty | export | free trade | free trade zone | free zone | goods | import | international | merchandise | port | tariff | trade |

Free Trade - Trade between nations without customs duties or tariffs.

Related Terms: Free Trade - customs | duty | export | foreign trade zone | free trade zone | free zone | goods | import | international | merchandise | port | tariff | trade |

Free Trade Zone - An area designated by the government of a country for free trade; a port, city, or region designated for free trade. Acronym: FTZ

Related Terms: Free Trade Zone - customs | duty | export | foreign trade zone | free trade | free zone | goods | import | international | merchandise | port | tariff | trade |

Free Zone - An area designated by the government of a country for free trade; a port, city, or region designated for free trade. Acronym: FZ

Related Terms: Free Zone - customs | duty | export | foreign trade zone | free trade | free trade zone | goods | import | international | merchandise | port | tariff | trade |

FRIC - The external trade domain on CRONOS. Acronym: FRIC Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: FRIC - international | trade |

GALENO 2000 - An GAM '92. Established in 1992 to promote cooperation between customs officials to combat illegal trade, especially in armaments, pornography and strategic goods. Acronym: GALENO 2000 Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: GALENO 2000 - international | trade |

Liberalization - The process of establishing the internal market through the elimination of unnecessary obstacles and restraints to trade. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Liberalization - international | trade |

Lomé Convention - An agreement first signed by the EC with the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) States in 1975 on reciprocal trade arrangements and the provision of developmental aid. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Lomé Convention - international | trade |

Luxembourg Declaration - A joint statement by the EC and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) in 1984 on economic cooperation. It was superseded by the European Economic Area (EEA). Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Luxembourg Declaration - international | trade |

Mediterranean Policy - The collection of trade agreements signed by the EC with states that border the Mediterranean, and various educational, economic and scientific initiatives that focus upon the Mediterranean area. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Mediterranean Policy - international | trade |

NIMEXE - The nomenclature of goods for the external trade statistics of the EC and of trade between the Member States, absorbed in 1988 into the Combined Nomenclature(CN). Acronym: NIMEXE Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: NIMEXE - international | trade |

PERIFRA - A 1991 initiative to provide assistance for less developed regions affected economically by the ending of the Cold War and the trade concessions granted to Eastern European countries. Acronym: PERIFRA Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: PERIFRA - international | trade |

Preferential Trade Agreements - Signed by the EC with other countries, and intended to lead, within a reasonable and specified period of time, to a customs union. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Preferential Trade Agreements - international | trade |

Quota Restrictions - Restraints upon trade which limit the volume of exports into a country, abolished within the EC by 1968, and removed in many of the international agreements to which the EC is party. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Quota Restrictions - international | trade |

SIENA - A database of external trade statistics in Eurostat. Acronym: SIENA Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: SIENA - international | trade |

Special Relations Agreements - Trade agreements signed by the EC with European countries which at the time of signing are not potential candidates for EC membership. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Special Relations Agreements - international | trade |

Standard International Trade Classification - The United Nations numerical coding system for classifying commodities for international trade. Acronym: STIC

Related Terms: Standard International Trade Classification - commodity | international | trade |

Tariffs - Removed for intra-EC trade by 1968. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Tariffs - international | trade |

Yaoundé Convention - A non-reciprocal trade agreement signed in 1963 by the EC with the Associated African States and Madagascar (AASM), and replaced in 1975 by the Lomé Convention. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Yaoundé Convention - international | trade |


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