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The following are the list of abbreviations commonly used in business.  These abbreviations include abbreviations used in Export, abbreviations in Import, list of antonyms in shipping trade, abbreviations used in freight forwarding business and commonly used terms in customs brokering.    Popularly used abbreviations in banking, commonly using tax abbreviations and other list of generally used business terms are also included in this article.     If you would like to add up more abbreviations to this article   which is commonly used in your region, you may write at bottom of this article.  Please make sure, you are adding only ‘commonly using abbreviations’ in business, as this category is meant for import and export.

D&B Dun and Bradstreet
D.A . Documents Against acceptance
D.A.D. Documents Against Disposition
D.D. and Shpg Sock Dues and Shipping
D.F. Dead Freight
d.l.o Despatch loading only
D.N. Debit Note
D.O Delivery Order
D.P. Documents against payment dock warrant
d.p. Direct Port
D.W. Dock Warrant
D.W.A.T. Deadweight all Told
D.W.C.C. Deadweight Cargo Capacity or Deadweight Carrying Capacity
D.W.T. Deadweight
D/A Documents against acceptance, days after acceptance
D/A Disbursement Account
D/C Deviation clause, documentary collection
D/D ; DD---Document Draft ; Demand Draft
D/D days after date (of tenor of bill of exchange)
D/D-Demand Draft
D/L--Demand loan
D/M---Despatch Money
D/N Debit Note/Despatch Note

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D/N--Demand note
D/O Delivery order
D/P Documents against payment, direct port
D/R Deposit receipt
D/R---Dock Receipt
D/S Days after sight
D/W Dock Warrant, deadweight
DA Development Assistance
DA Disbursement Account
DAC Development Assistance Committee (of OECD)
DAD Deposit Accounts Department
DA Disclosure authorization
DAEs Dynamic Asian Economics
DAF Delivered At Frontier
DAF Development Assistance Fund
DAF--Donor advised fund
DAMFORDET Damages for Detention. Penalty
DAN Deferment Account Number
DAN Depositor account number
DANI Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland

DAP Delivered At Place
DAP District Agricultural Plan
DAP Development Action Plan
DAPS Days all Purposes (Total days for loading & discharging)
DAPT Domestic asset protection trust
DARDNI Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Northern Ireland
DARFA Disaster Assistance Recoupment Fairness Act of 2011
DASTM Dollar approximate separate transactions method
DATC Doubt as to collectibility
DAT Distressed Asset Trust
DATL Doubt as to liability
DB DeustcheBundesbahn(German Railways)
DBA Doing business as
DB Defined benefit plan
DB Designated beneficiary
DBES Date-based Export Scheme
Dbk Drawback
Dbl Double


DBOD Department of Banking Operations

DBO Death benefit only
DBS Department of Banking Supervision
DBT Days beyond terms
DC or Dy. C. Deputy Commissioner
DC Discharge Capacity
DCA Department of Company Affairs
DCA Development Credit Authority
DCAP Dependent care assistance plan
DCAP Dependent care assistance program
DCB Demand Collection and Balance
DCC District Consultative Committee
DCCB District Central Cooperative Bank
DC Deep discount issue
DC Defined contribution plan
DC District Counsel of IRS
DC Dummy corporation
DCF Discounted cash flow
DCL Dual consolidated losses
DCM Department of Currency Management
DCN Document confirmation number
DCP Defined contribution plan
DCR Debt coverage ratio
DCs developed countries
dd Delivered
DDA Depletion Depreciation Amortization,
DDA Doha Development Agenda (WTO)
DDA Duty Deferment account
DDA Decedents dying after
DDB Deemed death benefit
DDB Double declining balance
D Decedent
DDIA Direct Debit Installment Agreement
DDI Disqualified debt instrument
DDLT Demand during lead time
DDLT Due date lead time
DDP Delivered Duty Paid
DDS Data Dissemination Standards
DDS Tariff Data Dissemination System
DDSN Demand-driven supply networks
DDU Delivered Duty Unpaid
DDU Destination Delivery Units
DDV Due diligence visit
DEC--Deductible voluntary employee contributions
DE Disregarded entity
DE Domestic entity
DE Donee
DEEC Duty Exemption Entitlement Certificate

Defra Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 

DEFRA Deficit Reduction Act of 1984
DEG Developing Economies Group
DEIO Department of External Investments
Del. Order Delegation order
DEM DEMurrage
DEM Deutschmark
DEOE Director of Exempt Organizations, Examinations
DEPB Duty Entitlement Pass Book
DEPB Duty Exemption Passbook Scheme
Depr Depreciation
DEPS Departmental Entry Processing System
DEQ Delivered Ex Quay (Duty Paid)
DES Delivered Ex Ship
DES Directorate of Economics and Statistics
DESACS Department of Statistical Analysis
DESO Defence Export Services Organisation
DET Detention
DETR Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
DEV Deviation. Vessel departure from specified voyage course
DF Dead freight (shipper orchartererpays for space booked but not occupied)
DFA Development Fund for Africa
DFAS Defense Financial Accounting Service
DFAT Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade
DFC Deferred compensation plan
DFE Direct filing entities
DFI Direct foreign investment. Also known as FDI.
DFI Derivative financial instrument
DFL Degree of financial leverage
DFO Director of Field Operations
DFRC Duty Free Replenishment Certificate
DFRT Deadfreight. Space booked by shipper or charterer on a vessel but not used
DFT Draft
DG Dangerous Goods
DG S&D, D/o Supply DG S&D, Department of Supply
DG Trade Directorate-General for External Relations
DGBA Department of Government and Bank
DGCI & S Directorate General of Commercial
DGCI&S Dte. General of Commercial Intelligence & Statistics (DGCI&S)
DGET Directorate General of Employment & Training
DGFASLI Director General Factory Advise Service & Labour Institute (DG FASLI),
DGFT Director General of Foreign Trade
DGFT Directorate General of Foreign Trade
DGHS Directorate General of Health ServicesDGMS Directorate General of Mines Safety
DGMT Dte. General of Military Training
DGN Dangerous Goods Note
DGS Directorate General Of Shipping
DH Dinar

DH/DoH Department of Health
DHDATSBE Despatch Half Demurrage on All Time Saved Both Ends
DI Direct Investment
DI Dispatch information
DIC District Industries Centre
DIC Document identifier code
DICGC Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee
DID Discharge of Internal Debt
DI Debt instrument
DI Derivative instrument
DI Disability insurance
DIF Discriminant Index Function
DIH Days Inventory Held
DII Days in Inventory
DIO Days inventory outstanding
DIP Disclosure and Investor Protection
DIP Debtor-in-possession
Dir Direct
DISC Domestic International Sales Corporation
DISCH Discharge
DIT Department of Information Technology
DIT Deposit(s) in transit
DIV Dividend
Dk Dock
DKR DanishKroner
DL Dead Load
DLJ Duke Law Journal
DLOSP Dropping Last Outwards Sea Pilot (Norway)
DLY Delivery
DMA Departmentalized Ministries
DMA Direct market access
DMA Designated Market Area
DMAIC Define, measure, analyze, improve, control
DMC Developing member country.
DM Debit memo
DM Direct mail
DMF Debtor master file
DMIS Document Management Information
DNAMTI Distributable net alternative minimum taxable income
DNBS Department of Non-Banking Supervision
DNI Distributable net income
DNRCAOSLONL Discountless and Non-Returnable Cargo and/or Ship Lost or Not Lost
DNV Det Norske Veritas
DO Development Outreach (Journal)
DO Diesel Oil
DOC Department of Communication
DOC U.S. Department of Commerce
DOC Drive other car insurance
DOC U.S. Department of Commerce
DOD Date of Death
DOD U.S. Department of Defense
DOE Date of enactment
DOE U.S. Department of Energy
DOH Days inventory On Hand
DOI Discharge of indebtedness income
DOJ Department of Justice
DOL Degree of operating leverage
DOL Department of Labor
Dols Dollars
DOLSP Dropping Off Last Sea Pilot (Norway)
DOM Distributed order management
DOP Dropping Outward Pilot
DOPT Department of Personnel & Training
DoT Department of Telecommunication
DOT Department of Telecommunications
DOT Department of Transportation
Doz Dozen
DP Direct Payment (government farm program)
DP Dynamic Positioning
DPAD Domestic production activities deduction
DPAI Domestic Production Activities Income
DPAR Domestic Production Activities Receipts
DPC Direct payment code
DP Duty Paid
DPGA Deferred payment gift annuity
DPGR Domestic Production Gross Receipts
DPI Department of Primary Industries
DPO Days payables outstanding
DPP Democratic Progressive Party (of Taiwan)
DPP Deferred payment plan; direct participation program
DPSP Deferred profit-sharing plan
Dr. Debit
DRC Deficit reduction contribution
DRD Deduction in respect of decedent
DRD Dividends received deduction
DR Direct response (advertising)
DR Donor

DRG Development Research Group
DRI Differential Rate of Interest 

DRI Differntial Rate of Interest Scheme
DRI Data Resources Incoporated
DRIP Dividend reinvestment plan
DRO Deficit capital account restoration obligation
DRO Deficit restoration obligation
DRO Domestic relations order
DRP Distribution requirements planning
DRT Debt Recovery Tribunal
DRT Data retrieval tool
DRTV Direct response television
DS Difference Stationary
DS Days after Sight
DSA Debt sustainability analysis (by the World Bank and the IMF)
DSA Disaster Debt Set-Aside Program
DSB Designated Settlement Banks
DSB Dispute Settlement Body
DSB Danske Staatsbahn(Danish Railways)
DSB Dispute Settlement Body
DSB Dispute Settlement Body. A meeting of the WTO general council to settle trade disputes.
DSBB Dissemination Standards Bulletin
DSIM Department of Statistics and Information
DSM Dispute Settlement Mechanism
DSO Days sales outstanding
DSU Dispute Settlement Understanding
DSUE Deceased spouse unused exclusion
DSV Diving System
DTA Domestic Tariff Area
DTA Deferred tax assets
DTCC Depository Trust & Clearing Corp.
Dte. of NAMP Directorate of National Anti-Malaria Programme
Dte. of PPQS Dte. of Plant Protection, Quarantine & Storage
Dte. of Stats. & Intelligence, C. E. & C. Dte. of Statistics & Intelligence, Central Excise & Custom
Dte. of V. V. Oils & Fats Directorate of Vanaspati, Vegetable Oils & Fats
DTH direct-to-home

DTHC Destination Terminal Handling Charge 



DTI Department of Trade and Industry
DTI Direct trader input/Department of Trade and Industry
DTL Deferred tax liability
DUA Disaster Unemployment Assistance
DUNS Data Universal Numbering System
DUS Dollar unit sampling
DVM Divisional Veterinary Manager
DVO Divisional Veterinary Officer
DVP Delivery versus Payment
dwc Deadweight capacity
DWC Days working capital
DWT Dead Weight Tonnage
DY or DELY Delivery
DYNPOS Dynamic Positioning
dyor dely Delivery
Dzs Dozens

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The above are the list of abbreviations commonly used in business.  These abbreviations include abbreviations used in Export, abbreviations in Import, list of abbreviations in shipping trade, expansions used in freight forwarding business and commonly used terms in customs brokering.    Popularly used abbreviations in banking, commonly using tax abbreviations and other list of generally used business terms are also included in this article.     If you would like to add up more abbreviations commonly used in your region, you may write such enlargements below.  Please make sure, you are adding only ‘commonly using abbreviations’ in business, as this category is dealt with international trade.


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