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USITC Acronyms

A

AD - Antidumping
AGOA - African Growth and Opportunity Act
ALJ - Administrative Law Judge
APA - Administrative Procedure Act
APO - Administrative Protective Order
ATPA - Andean Trade Preference Act

B

BPI - Business Proprietary Information

C

CAFC - Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
CAFTA - United States-Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement
CBERA - Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act
CBI - Confidential Business Information
CBTPA - Caribbean Basin Trade and Partnership Act
CIT - Court of International Trade
CU - Customs Union
CVD - Countervailing Duty

D

DR-CAFTA - Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement

E

EDIS - Electronic Document Information System

F

FTA - Free Trade Agreement

G

GRI - General Rules of Interpretation
GSP - Generalized System of Preferences

H

HTS - Harmonized Tariff Schedule

I

IP - Intellectual Property
IPR - Intellectual Property Rights
ITC - International Trade Commission

J

JPO - Judicial Protection Order

N

NAFTA - North American Free Trade Agreement

O

OTAP - Operation of the Trade Agreements Program

P

PTO - Patent and Trademark Office

S

Service Lists - Service lists are lists of interested parties prepared by the Office of the Secretary that facilitate the exchange of documents among the parties of record in and the service of Commission documents on the parties to USITC investigations. Interested p

T

TPSC - Trade Policy Staff Committee

U

USTR - United States Trade Representative

W

WIPO - World Intellectual Property Organization
WTO - World Trade Organization