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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.

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E&P Earnings and profits
E.C. English Conditions (Insurance)
E.O. Executive Order
E.O.M. End of Month
E.t.a. Estimated Time of Arrival
E.t.c. Estimated Time of Completion
E.t.d. Estimated Time of Delivery
E.t.r. Estimated Time of Readiness
E.t.s. Estimated Time of Sailing
E/D Expiry Date
E/L Export License
E/P Export Permit
E0 Unattended engine room
EAAU East Asia Analytical Unit (in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia)
EACA eligible automatic contribution arrangement
EACB European Association of Co-operative
EA Enrolled Agent
EAFE European, Australia, and Far East index
EAG Expanded affiliated group
EAI Enterprise for ASEAN Initiative
EAP Ecotech Action Plan
EAPE Exchange as per Endorsement
EAP Employee assistance plan (program)
EAR Effective annual rate
EAR Export after repair

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EAR Electronic account resolution
EAR Export Administration Regulations
EAT Exchange accommodation title holder
EAY Effective Annual Yield
EBE Employee business expenses
EBIT Earnings before interest and taxes
EBITDA Earning Before Interests, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization
EBL Enzootic Bovine Leukosis
EBO Equity buy out
EBP Employee benefits plan
EBRD European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
EBRI Employee Benefit Research Institute
EBSA Employee Benefits Security Administration
EBT Electronic Benefit Transfer
EBTI European Binding Tariff Information
EBXML Electronic Business using eXtensible Markup Language
EC European Community
EC Election Commission
EC European Communities
EC East Coast
EC Eastern Standard Time (USA)
EC European Community
ECA Economic Commission for Africa
ECA Economic Co-operation Administration
ECA Export Credits Agency
ECAB Employees' Compensation Appeals Board
ECAFE Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East (of the United Nations).
ECB European Central Bank
ECB External Commercial Borrowing
ECCAS Economic Community of Central African States
ECCFR Employer-provided child care facility credit
ECCN Export Control Classification Number
ECE Economic Commission for Europe
EC European Community
ECF Extended care facility
ECGC Export Credit Guarantee Corporation
ECGD Export Credits Guarantee Department
ECHS Export Certified Herds Scheme
ECI Export Consignment Identifier
ECICS European customs inventory of chemical substances
ECI Effectively connected income
ECJ European Court of Justice
ECJILTP The Estey Centre Journal of International Law and Trade Policy
ECL European Community Law (Journal)
ECLAC Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
ECM Enterprise content management
ECM Excess cash margin
ECN Electronic communications network

ECO Economic Cooperaton Organisation
ECOA E-mail change of address
ECOFIN Economic and Financial Affairs Council (EC)
ECOSOC Economic and Social Council of the United Nations
ECOWAS Economic Community of West African States
ECP Electronic Commerce Project (ICC)
ECPD Export Cargo Packing Declaration
ECP Emergency Conservation Program
ECR Export Credit Refinance
ECS Electronic Clearing Services
ECS Export Control System
ECS Echantillonscommerciauxcommercial samples
ECSA European Community Shipowners Association
ECSC European Coal & Steel Community
ECSI Export Cargo Shipping Instruction
ECTI Effectively connected taxable income
ECU European Currency Unit
ECWA Economic Commission for Western Asia
EDAC Economic Development Advisory Conference
EDA Economic Development Administration
EDCS Electronic Data Capture Service
ED Excess distribution
ED Export Declaration
EDGAR Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval (system)
EDI electronic data interchange
EDI Electronic Data Interchange
EDI Electronic Data Exchange
EDIA Electronic Data Interchange Association
EDIFACT EDI Administration Commerce and Transport
EDMU External Debt Management Unit
EDN Export Declaration Number
EDP Electronic Data Processing
EDPA Entire disposition of passive activity
EDWOSB Economically disadvantaged woman-owned business
EEA Exchange Equalisation Account
EEA European Economic Area
EEC European Economic Community
EECB Energy efficient commercial building
EECB Executive e-mail carpet bomb
EEC Europian Economic Community
EE Employee
EEFC Exchange Earners’ Foreign Currency
EEOC Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
EEP Export Enhancement Programme (US)
EEP Export-enhancement program.
EES European Economic Space
EESA Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008
E Estate

EEU European Economic Union 

EFA Elementary First Aid
EFA European Forum for External Trade, Excise and Customs
EFAF Emergency Fuel Adjustment Factor
EFAST ERISA Filing Acceptance System (also EFAST2)
EFDS Electronic Fraud Detection System
EFF European Fund Facility
EFIC Export Finance & Insurance Corporation
EFIN Electronic Filer (Filing) Identification Number
EFR Exchange Fluctuation Reserve
EFT Electronic Funds Transfer
EFTA European Free Trade Area
EFTA European Free Trade Association
EFTPOS Electronic Funds Transfer at Point of Sale
EFTPS Electronic Federal Tax Payment System
EFW Electronic funds withdrawal
EGI Effective gross income
EGM Export General Manifest
EGM Extraordinary general meeting
e-Government electronic Government
EGTRRA Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001
EHA Equipment Handover Agreement
EHC Equipment Handover Charge
EHC Export Health Certificate
EH Equivalent hearing
EHLP Emergency Homeowners Loan Program
EHTP Electronic Hardware Technology Park
EIA European Information Association
EIA Equity indexed annuity
EIA Expenses incurred after
EIB European Investment Bank
EIC Earned Income Credit
EIC European Information Centre
EIMT Express International Money Transfer
EIN Employer Identification Number
EIP Electing investment partnership
EIR Equipment Interchange Receipt
EIS Export Intelligence Service (BOTB)
EIS Environmental impact statement
EITC Earned income tax credit
EIU Even If Used
EJ The Economic Journal
EJIL European Journal of International Law
EJMAA Education Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-226)
EJPE European Journal of Political Economy
ELJ European Law Journal
ELP Electing large partnership
ELT Excise Law Times
ELVENT Electric Ventilation
EMA Equipment maintenance allowance
EMA Expense management automation
EMA Exponential moving average
EMCF European Monetary Cooperation Fund.
EMDG Export Marketing Development Grant scheme
EMEF Emerging Market Economy Forum
EM Emergency Loan Program
EMEs Emerging Market Economies
EMI European Monetary Institute
EMIF Emerging Issues Task Force
EMS European Monetary System
EMS Express money service
EMS Electronic Management System
EmTRAC Employer-designed tip reporting alterative commitment
EMU Economic and Monetary Union
EOAD Examination Operational Automation Database
EOCA Exempt Organizations Compliance Area
EOE Equal opportunity employer
EO Executive Order
EO Exempt organization
EOHP Except as Otherwise Herein Provided
EOLI Employer owned life insurance
EOM End Of Month
EOQ Economic order quantity
EOR Enhanced oil recovery
EORI Economic Operator Registration Number (EU)
EOTA European Organisation for Technical Approvals
EOTC European Organisation for Testing & Certification
EOU Export Oriented Unit
EOVCP Exempt Organizations Voluntary Compliance Program
EOY End of year
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
EPC Export Promotion Council
EPCG - Export Promotion Capital Goods
EPCM--Exempt-contract, percentage-of-completion method
EPCRS--Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System
EP-- Earned premium
EP-- Employee plans


EPF Employees Provident Fund
EPF-- Electronic Payment Facilitator
EPIL Encyclopedia of Public International Law
EPLI-- Employee practices liability insurance
EPP-- Excess parachute payments
EPS – Earnings Per Share (is the ration between the profits of a company and the common shares)
EPS Earnings per share
EPS Entry processing station
EPU "Entry processing unit, European payments unit
EPU European Payments Union
EPZ Export Processing Zone
EPZ Export Processing Zone
ERD-- Eligible rollover distribution
ER-- Employer
ERISA--Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974
ERIS-- Enforcement Revenue Information System
ERM Exchange Rate Mechanism (among countries of European Union)
ERM-- Enterprise resource management
ERM-- Enterprise risk management
ERO-- Electronic return originator
ERP – Enterprise Resources Planning (a system that integrates all the data from an organization into a single location)
ERPA--Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent
ERP-- Enterprise resource planning
ERP-- Estimated retail price
ERR - Engine Room Rating
ERS-- Economic Research Service
ERS-- Error resolution system
ERTA-- Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981
ERV-- Estimated rental value
ES&TG--Examination Specialization & Technical Guidance
ESA-- Coverdell education savings account
ESA-- Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-185)
ESA-- Education savings account (Coverdell)
ESAF Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility (of IMF)
ESB-- Education savings bond

ESBT-- Electing small business trust 

ESC European Shippers Council, Portuguese Escudo
ESCAP Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
ESCB European System of Central Banks.
ESC-Europian National Shippes Councils
Escrow A/C---Escrow Account
ESD Environmentally Sustainable Development.
ESD-- Economic substance doctrine
ESF Economic Support Fund
ESI-- Electronically stored information
ESL Sales Listing
ESO-- Employee stock option
ESOP-- Employee stock ownership plan
ESOS - Employees Stock Option Scheme
ESOT-- Employee stock ownership trust
ESPP-- Employee stock purchase plan
ESSD Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development Network (of the World Bank Group).
EST Environmentally-sound technology
ETA / ETD---Expected Time Arrival / Expected Time Departure
ETA Estimated time of arrival
ETA European Technical Approvals
ETAAC--Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee
ETA-- Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration
ETA-- Effective tax administration
ETC Estimated Time of Completion
ETC Expected Time of Completion
ETC- Electronic Data Credit
ETD Estimated Time of Departure
ETF-- Exchange traded fund
Eth Ethylene
ETI-- Extraterritorial income
ETIP-- Estate tax inclusion period
ETN-- Exchange traded note
ETO - Electro-Technical Officer
ETR-- Effective tax rate
ETS Estimated Time of Sailing
ETSI European Telecommunications Standards Institute
EU - European Union
EURATOM European Atomic Energy Community
EURIBOR-- Euro Interbank Offered Rates
EUROATOM European Atomenergetic Community
EUROFER - European Confederation of Iron and Steel Industries
EUROSTAT Statistical Office of the European Communities
EUSS-- IRS End User Systems and Services
EV-- Enterprise value
EWA-- Extended warranty agreements
EWB Express Waybill
EX Examined, Exchanged, Executed, Excluding, out of
EXBO Export Buying Offices Association
EXD Examined
EX-- Executor
EXIM Bank - Export Import Bank
EXIM Bank Export Import Bank of India
EXP Export
EXW- Ex Works


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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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