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Arms Control and Disarmament Agency

An independent agency within the U.S. State De¬partment which reviews dual-use license applications from a nonproliferation perspective—anything that could impact on the proliferation of missiles, chemical and bio¬logical weapons, and nuclear weapons. The agency was created in 1961, has about 200 to 250 staff and has a fairly substantial and growing technology transfer and export control function. The director is the principal arms control adviser to the secretary of state, the president and the NSC on: conventional arms transfer; commercial sales of muni¬tions; nuclear, missile, chemical and biological warfare; East-West military munitions issues; and negotiating Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with the Third World on strategic trade. Contact at: U.S. Arms Control & Disarmament Agency; 320 21st St. NW; Washington, D.C. 20451; Tel: [1] (800) 581-ACDA; Fax: (202) 647- 6928 - United States Department of State

Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation = APEC

An informal grouping of Asia Pacific countries that pro¬vides a forum for ministerial level discussion of a broad range of economic issues. APEC includes the six ASEAN countries (Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Sin¬gapore and Thailand) - plus Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the United States. The Secretariat is located in Singapore. Contact at : APEC Secretariat; 35 Heng Mui Keng Terrace; Singapore 119616 - Tel : (65) 68 919 600; Fax: (65) 68 919 600

Asian Development Bank = ADB

The ADB was formed in 1966 to foster economic growth and cooperation in Asia and to help accelerate economic development of members. Contact: Asian Development Bank; 6 ADB Aver ue; Mandaluyong City 1550, Metro Manila, Philippines; Tel: [632] 632 4444; Fax: [632] 636 2444

Asked Price = Market Price – finance / insurance / banking

The price at which a security or commodity is quoted or offered for sale

Assailing Thieves – insurance / banking

A reference to an insurance policy clause cov¬ering the forcible taking rather than the clandestine theft or mere pilferage of goods.

Assembly Service - shipping

A service under which an airline assembles shipments from many shippers and transports them as one shipment to one receiver

Assessment - customs

The imposition of antidumping duties on im¬ported merchandise – dumping - antidumping duties - countervailing duties

Assignee - law

One to whom a right or property is transferred – assignor - assignment

Assignment – law / shipping / banking

The transfer of rights, title, inter¬est and benefits of a contract or financial instrument to a third party

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