Following is a listing, in alphabetical order, of the various economic blocs, unions, treaties and agreements that facilitate transnational trade in the Asia and Pacific Region and world.

 

Regional Trade Blocs & Unions

 

  • AEC: ASEAN Economic Community
  • APEC: Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
  • ASEAN: Association of Southeast Asian Nations
  • BRICS: Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa
  • CAN: Andean Community (CAN (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru)
  • CACM: Central American Common Market or Mercado Común Centroamericano (MCCA) in Spanish, association of five Central American nations, including Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicaragua and  Costa Rica. Formed to facilitate regional economic development through free trade and economic integration.
  • CARICOM: Caribbean Community and Common Market
  • CEMAC: Monetary Community of Central Africa (French: Communauté Économique et Monétaire de l’Afrique Centrale Economic)
  • COMESA: Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
  • ECO: Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) is a ten-member bloc of countries in central and western Asia: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan,
  • EU: European Union
  • FTAA: Free Trade Area of the Americas
  • MCCA (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua)
  • MERCOSUR: Southern Common Market (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay)
  • NAU: North American Union
  • SADC: Southern Africa Development Community
  • SAARC: South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
  • UNASUR: Union of South American Nations
  • WAEMU: West African Economic and Monetary Union
  • WTO: World Trade Organization

 

Meetings, Treaties & Agreements

  • ABMI: Asian Bonds Market Initiative
  • ASRT: Asian Solanaceous Round Table (annual meeting)
  • ASC: Asian Seed Congress (APSA)
  • AFTA: ASEAN Free Trade Agreement
  • ACSS: ASTA Corn, Sorghum & Soybean (Conference)
  • CBD: Convention on Biological Diversity (Signed 5 June, 1992 in Rio De Janeiro)
  • FTA: Free Trade Agreement
  • FTAAP: Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific
  • GAM: General Assembly Meeting (APSA)
  • GATT: General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
  • IPPC: International Plant Protection Convention (FAO treaty)
  • IT PGRFA: International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
  • NAFTA: North American Free Trade Agreement
  • Nagoya Protocol:
  • RCEP: Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
  • TPP: Trans-Pacific Partnership
  • UPOV Convention: (Adopted 1961 in Paris, in force 1968, revised in 1972, 1978 and 1991)