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Every business has its own language, lexicon and lingo and international trade is exception. Consider ad valorem, C-TPAT, most favored nation, NAFTA, antidumping, 24-Hour Rule, countertrade, FOB, ocean bill of lading, letter of credit, FAST, Harmonized Tariff Schedule, IMF, hawala and chaebol. International trade is a business where I THINK I KNOW isn't good enough. What you don't know can really hurt you. The World Ttade Press Dictionary of International Trade is the most respected and largest-selling dictionary of trade in the world. It is in use in more than 100 countries by importers, exporters, bankers, shippers, logistics professionals, attorneys, economists and government officials.


This page is the result of hard-work delivered by Edward G. Hinkclman. He is a renowned and reputed author for books on Business Terms. This page contains terms related to International Trade, Shipping, Logistics, Banking, Insurance, Law, Economics, Business Economics, Finance and Marketing. Besides these terms, there are other terms related in general to business. You are welcome to refer this page to make yourself clear in your understanding of your business and business-studies.


Edward G. Hinkclman is an international economist with more than 25 years experience as an importer and exporter. He is the author of four books on international trade including Importers Manual USA, International Payments and International Trade Documentation. He is also the editor of the World Trade Press Country Business Guide Series.


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Air Transport Association
CIGNA Worldwide
City Union Bank
IATA – International Air Trade Association
ICICI
Indian Bank
Insurance Company of North America
International Chamber of Commerce
International Monetary Fund
J.D. William
Jerry Peck CHB
John O’Conner
Karla Shippey
Myron Manley
Paul Denegri
Reserve Bank of India
Sea Land Shipping
Sibylla Putzi
Sri Lanka Bank
State Bank of India
Swiss Bank Corporation
US Customs and Border Protection
US Department of Commerce
Wells Fargo HSBC Trade Bank
World Bank


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Business Terms beginning with A


  1. Accessorial Charges
  2. AB
  3. Abandonment
  4. Abatement
  5. Abbrochment
  6. ABC
  7. ABI
  8. Able-Bodied Seaman
  9. Aboard
  10. About
  11. Above Deck
  12. Absolute Advantage
  13. Absorption
  14. Accelerated Commercial Release Operation Support System - 1
  15. Accelerated Commercial Release Operation Support System - 2
  16. Accelerated Tariff Elimination
  17. Acceptance
  18. Acceptance Letter of Credit
  19. Acceptance
  20. Accepted Draft
  21. Accepting Bank
  22. Acceptor
  23. Accession
  24. Accessions
  25. Accessorial Services
  26. Accident
  27. Accommodation
  28. Accord and Satisfaction
  29. Account Number
  30. Account Party
  31. Accounts Payable
  32. Accounts Receivable
  33. Accrual of Obligation
  34. ACEP
  35. ACE Stair Step
  36. ACH
  37. Acquisition
  38. ACROSS - 1
  39. ACROSS - 2
  40. ACS
  41. ACSI
  42. Action Ex Contractu
  43. Action Ex Delicto
  44. Action in Assumpsit
  45. Activity-Based Costing
  46. Act of God
  47. ACTPN
  48. ADB
  49. Added-Value
  50. Added-Value Tax
  51. Additional Carrier Requirements
  52. Additional Perils
  53. Address of Record
  54. Adhesion Contract
  55. Adjuster
  56. Adjustment
  57. Adjustment Assistance
  58. Administrative Protective Order
  59. Admiralty Court
  60. Admiralty
  61. Admission Temporaire - 1
  62. Admission Temporaire - 2
  63. Ad Valorem
  64. Advance Against Collection
  65. Advance Arrangements
  66. Advanced Technology Products
  67. Advance Fee Fraud
  68. Advancement of Charges
  69. Advance Shipment Notice
  70. Adventure
  71. Advice
  72. Advice of Fate
  73. Advised Credit
  74. Advising Bank
  75. Advisory Committee on Export Policy
  76. Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations
  77. AES
  78. AES Direct
  79. AEV
  80. AfDB
  81. AFF
  82. Affiliate
  83. Affiliated Foreign Group
  84. Affreightment - 1
  85. Affreightment - 2
  86. Afghani
  87. Afloat
  88. AFRA
  89. AFRA
  90. Aframax
  91. African Caribbean and Pacific Countries
  92. African Development Bank
  93. African Development Foundation
  94. African Union
  95. Aft
  96. After Date
  97. Aftermarket - 1
  98. Aftermarket - 2
  99. After Sight
  100. AG
  101. AG
  102. Agadir Agreement
  103. Agency - 1
  104. Agency - 2
  105. Agency By Estoppel
  106. Agency Del Credere
  107. Agency for International Development
  108. Agent Ad Litem
  109. Agent Bank
  110. Aggregate Tender Rate
  111. Aggregated Shipments
  112. AGP Countries
  113. Agreed Valuation
  114. Agriculture Export Connections
  115. AGVS
  116. AIES
  117. Airbill
  118. Airbill
  119. Air Cargo
  120. Aircraft Pallet
  121. Air Express
  122. Air Freight
  123. Air Freight Forwarder
  124. Airmail
  125. Air Parcel Post
  126. AirPARS
  127. Airport Mall Facility
  128. Air Pre-Arrival Review System
  129. Air Waybill - 1
  130. Air Waybill - 2
  131. Airworthiness Certification
  132. Aksjeselskap
  133. Aktiebolag
  134. Aktiengeseiischaft
  135. Aktieselskab
  136. Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms
  137. Alienable
  138. Aliquot
  139. A List
  140. All-Cargo Aircraft
  141. Allowance
  142. All Risk
  143. Alongside
  144. Alternative Marine Power
  145. Alternative Tariff
  146. Amendment
  147. American Arbitration Association
  148. American Association of Exporters and Importers
  149. American Institute in Taiwan
  150. American National Standards
  151. American National Standards Institute
  152. American Option
  153. American Traders Index
  154. Americas Counter Smuggling Initiative
  155. Amidships
  156. Amortization
  157. AMP
  158. AMS
  159. AMU
  160. Analysis Certificate
  161. Ancillary Equipment
  162. Ancillary
  163. Andean Group
  164. Andean Trade Initiative
  165. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
  166. Animal Containers
  167. Animal Health Certificate
  168. Annual Basis
  169. ANSI
  170. ANSI 12
  171. Antidumping
  172. Antidumping Act of 1974
  173. Antidumping Duty System
  174. Antidumping Duty
  175. Antidumping Duty Deposit
  176. Antidumping Petition
  177. Any Quantity
  178. APAC
  179. APEC
  180. APHIS
  181. APO
  182. Apparent Good Order and Condition
  183. Appraisal Quality
  184. Appraisal Quality with HS
  185. Appraisal Quality with Harmonized System
  186. Appreciation
  187. Approval Basis
  188. Approved Merchandise
  189. Approximately
  190. Appurtenance
  191. Apron
  192. Arab League
  193. Arab Maghreb Union
  194. Arbitrage
  195. Arbitrageur
  196. Arbitration
  197. Arbitration Clause
  198. Area Code
  199. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
  200. Arrival Notice
  201. Arrivals
  202. Articles of Extraordinary Value
  203. Articulated Lorry
  204. AS
  205. ASEAN
  206. Asian Development Bank
  207. Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
  208. As Is
  209. As Is Where Is
  210. Asked Price
  211. ASN
  212. AS-RS
  213. ASRS
  214. Assailing Thieves
  215. Assembly Service
  216. Assessment
  217. Assign
  218. Assignee
  219. Assignment - 1
  220. Assignment - 2
  221. Assignment of Proceeds
  222. Assignor
  223. Assist
  224. Association of Southeast Asian Nations
  225. Assumpsit
  226. Assurance of Performance
  227. Assurance
  228. Assured
  229. Astern
  230. ATF
  231. ATA Carnet
  232. ATF
  233. Athwartships
  234. ATI - 1
  235. ATI - 2
  236. ATP
  237. At Sight
  238. Attachment
  239. Attendant Accompanying Shipments
  240. At-The-Money
  241. Attorn
  242. Attorney-In-Fact
  243. AU
  244. Audit
  245. Austral
  246. Australia Group
  247. Authentication
  248. Automated Export System Direct
  249. Automated Broker Interface
  250. Automated Clearinghouse
  251. Automated Export System
  252. Automated Commercial Environment
  253. Automated Commercial System
  254. Automated Guided Vehicle System
  255. Automated Information Exchange
  256. Automated Manifest Systems
  257. Automated Storage and Retrieval System
  258. Automated Targeting System
  259. Automated Guided Vehicle System
  260. Automotive Parts Advisory Committee
  261. Availability
  262. Aval
  263. Average
  264. Average Freight Rate Assessment
  265. Average Inventory
  266. Avoidance of Contract
  267. Avoirdupois



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