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Abbreviations

  • ADB , Asian Development Bank
  • AF , Bureau of African Affairs, Department of State
  • AFDB , African Development Bank
  • AID , Agency for International Development
  • ARA , Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Department of State
  • ASP , American Selling Price
  • BIS , Bank for International Settlements
  • BOB , Bureau of the Budget
  • BOP , balance of payments
  • C , Counselor, Department of State
  • C-20 , Committee of 20 (forum to develop proposals on international monetary reform)
  • CAP , Common Agricultural Policy
  • CEA , Council of Economic Advisers
  • CECLA , Special Committee for Latin American Coordination
  • CESC , Conference on European Security and Cooperation
  • CIA , Central Intelligence Agency
  • CIEP , Council on International Economic Policy
  • CIEPDM , CIEP Decision Memorandum
  • CIEPSM , CIEP Study Memorandum
  • COCOM , Coordinating Committee on Export Controls
  • CY , calendar year
  • D , Deputy Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs
  • DAC , Development Assistance Committee
  • DCI , Director of Central Intelligence
  • DISC , Domestic International Sales Corporation
  • DOC , Department of Commerce
  • DOD , Department of Defense
  • E , Bureau of Economic Affairs, Department of State
  • EA , Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of State
  • EC , European Community
  • ECONCOM , U.S.-Japan Economic Committee
  • EDIP , European Defense Improvement Program
  • EEC , European Economic Community
  • EFTA , European Free Trade Association
  • EUR , Bureau of European and Canadian Affairs, Department of State
  • FDIP , Foreign Direct Investment Program
  • FMS , Foreign Military Sales
  • FOB , free on board
  • FonOff , Foreign Office
  • FRB , Federal Reserve Board
  • FRC , Federal Records Center
  • FRG , Federal Republic of Germany
  • FSO , Fund for Special Operations
  • FY , fiscal year
  • G-10 , Group of Ten (United States, Canada, Japan, UK, France, Netherlands, Belgium, the FRG, Italy, Sweden, plus Switzerland as an observer)
  • GAB , General Agreement to Borrow
  • GATT , General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
  • GNP , Gross National Product
  • GOJ , Government of Japan
  • GSA , General Services Administration
  • H , Bureau of Legislative Affairs, Department of State
  • HFAC , House Foreign Affairs Committee
  • IA-ECOSOC , Inter-American Economic and Social Council
  • IADB , Inter-American Development Bank
  • IBRD , International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank)
  • IDA , International Development Association
  • IDB , Inter-American Development Bank
  • IET , Interest Equalization Tax
  • IFI , International Financial Institution
  • IMF , International Monetary Fund
  • IO , Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Department of State
  • IPC , International Petroleum Company
  • J , Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
  • JCS , Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • L , Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State
  • LDC , less-developed country
  • LDX , term for classified fax used to pass messages between Washington agencies
  • LOS , Law of the Sea
  • MAP , Military Assistance Program
  • MBFR , Mutual and Balanced Force Reduction
  • MITI , Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Japan)
  • MOFA , Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Japan)
  • NAC , National Advisory Council on International Monetary and Financial Policies
  • NEA , Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • NSC , National Security Council
  • NSDM , National Security Decision Memorandum
  • NSSM , National Security Study Memorandum
  • NTB , Non-Tariff Barrier
  • OAS , Organization of American States
  • OASIA , Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs
  • OECD , Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • OEP , Office of Emergency Preparedness
  • OFID , Office of Industrial Nations, Department of the Treasury
  • OIN , Office of Industrial Nations, Department of the Treasury
  • OMB , Office of Management and Budget
  • OPEC , Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
  • OPIC , Overseas Private Investment Corporation
  • OPRED , Operation Reduction
  • PADM , Policy Analysis Decision Memorandum
  • PAHO , Pan American Health Organization
  • PARA , Policy Analysis and Resource Allocation.
  • PASM , Policy Analysis Study Memorandum
  • PL , Public Law
  • REDCOSTE , Reduction of Costs in Europe
  • RG , NSC Review Group
  • RG , Record Group
  • SACEUR , Supreme Allied Commander, Europe
  • SCCN , Special Committee for Consultation and Negotiation)
  • SDP , Social Democratic Party (Germany)
  • SDR , Special Drawing Rights
  • SFRC , Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • SOFA , Status of Forces Agreement
  • SRG , NSC Senior Review Group
  • SPCC , Southern Peru Copper Company
  • S/S , Executive Secretariat, Department of State
  • STR , Special Trade Representative or Special Representative for Trade Negotiations
  • TFID , Task Force on International Development
  • U , Under Secretary of State
  • UN , United Nations
  • UNCTAD , United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
  • UNGA , United Nations General Assembly
  • UR , Uruguay Round of Trade under GATT auspices
  • USC , NSC Under Secretaries Committee
  • USDA , United States Department of Agriculture
  • USIA , United States Information Agency
  • USEC , United States Mission to the European Economic Communities in Brussels
  • USOECD , United States Mission to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • USUN , United States Mission to the United Nations in New York
  • VFCR , Voluntary Foreign Credit Program