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List of abbreviations


ACNFP

Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes of the United Kingdom

AIA

Advanced Informed Agreement

ANFZA

Australia New Zealand Food Authority

ASEAN

Association of Southeast Asian Nations

CBAC

Canadian Biotechnology Advisory Committee

CBD

Convention on Biological Diversity

CEC

Commission of the European Communities

CFIA

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

CTNBio

National Technical Biosafety Committee of Brazil

DNA

Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid

EC

European Community

EU

European Union

FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

GMO

Genetically Modified Organism

IBAC

Independent Biotechnology Advisory Council of New Zealand

IBC

Institutional Biosafety Committee

ICPM

Interim Commission on Phytosanitary Measures

IPPC

International Plant Protection Convention

IUCN

World Conservation Union

LMO

Living Modified Organism

NAGM

National Authority on Genetic Modification

OAU

Organization for African Unity (African Union)

OECD

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

PGR/WIS

FAO World Information and Warning System on Plant Genetic Resources

PGRs

Plant Genetic Resources

PGRFA

Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

PIC

Prior Informed Consent

PNTs

Plants with Novel Traits

PRA

Pest Risk Analysis

RCGM

Royal Commission on Genetic Modification of New Zealand

SPMs

Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures

TBT

Technical Barriers to Trade

UNCLOS

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

UNECE

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

UNEP

United Nations Environment Programme

UNESC

United Nations Economic and Social Council

UNIDO

United Nations Industrial Development Organization

WHO

World Health Organization

WTO

World Trade Organization


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