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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.

 T  Ton

T  Tribunal

T        Tonnes  (metric tons of 1,000 kilogrammes)

T&E--Travel and entertainment

T.A. Round          Trans-Atlantic Round Voyage

T.B.A.    To be Advised

T.B.N.    To be Nominated

T.C.--Tax Court

T.D.--Treasury Decision

T.D.W.  Total Deadweight

T.I.R.--Technical Information Release

T.L.O. Total Loss Only

T.Q. Trade Quality

T.T.S.---Telegraphic Transfer Selling Rate

T/A Trade Acceptance

T/A-Trade Acceptance

T/B--Trial balance (also TB)

T/C---Traveller's Cheque

T/L     Total Loss

T/S     Bank Transferable Bank

T/S    Transhipment

TA           TAnks

TAA        Trade Adjustment Assistance

TAA--Trade Adjustment Act

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TABD    Trans-Atlantic Business Dialogue

TAB--Tax anticipation bill

TAC - Technical Advisory Committee

TACD     Trans-Atlantic Consumer Dialogue

TAC--Taxpayer Assistance Center

TAD--Taxpayer advocate directive

TAEVD  Trans-Atlantic Environment Dialogue

TAFCUBs - Task Force for Urban Co-operative

TAG - Technical Advisory Group

TALD      Trans-Atlantic Labor Dialogue

TALF--Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility

TAMRA--Technical and Miscellaneous Revenue Act of 1988

TAM--Technical advice memorandum

TANF--Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

TAN--Tax anticipation note

TAP--Taxpayer Advocacy Panel

TARIC  Tarif Intégré des Communautés Européennes, Integrated Customs Tariff

TARP--Troubled Assets Relief Program

TAS--Taxpayer Advocate Service

TAT--Total asset turnover



TAXUD   Taxation and Customs Union, EC Commission Directorate

TB - tuberculosis

TBA  To Be Advised

TBD--To be determined

TBE--Tenancy by the entireties

TBN        To Be Named

TBN        To Be Named / To Be Nominated

TBOR--Taxpayer Bill of Rights Act

TBR - Trade Barriers Regulation

TBR        To Be Renamed

TBR--Office of Taxpayer Burden Reduction

TBs  Treasury Bills

TBT Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (WTO)

TBT         Technical Barriers to Trade

TC Temporary Change

TC          Time Charter - Owners agree to hire a particular ship for a set length of time and provide technical management, crewing etc.

TCB--Tax credit bond

TCE--Tangible common equity

TCE--Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program

TCO – Total Cost of Ownership

TCO    Total Cost of Ownership

TCOE--Total cost of equity

TCO--Tax compliance officer

TCO--Total cost of ownership

TCP        Time Charter Party

TCPO    Town and Country Planning Organisation

TCT         Time Charter Trip

TDA   Tax deferred annuity

TDA   Taxpayer delinquency account

TDA  Treasury Direct Account

TDB    Temporary disability benefits

TDC        Total distribution costs

TDC        Trade Development Council (of Hong Kong)

TDC  Total direct compensation

TDI   Taxpayer delinquency investigation

TDI   Temporary disability insurance

TDS  Transcript Delivery System

TDW      Tons deadweight

TEAM--Technical Expedited Advice Memoranda

TEAMTRA  Tax Extenders and Alternative Minimum Tax Relief Act of 2008

TEA  Technology-enabled auditing

TEB  Tax exempt bond

TEDB  Tribal economic development bonds

TEP         Transatlantic Economic Partnership

TEPA--Tipped employee participation agreement

TEP--Taxpayer examination program

TE--Tax exempt, tax exempt organization

TETR--Telephone excise tax refund

TEU        Twenty-foot equivalent unit

TFC  - Twelfth Finance Commission

TFCI - Tourism Finance Corporation of India

TFE    Transferee

TFP    Total Factor Productivity

TFRP--Trust fund recovery penalty


TFTS - Trade for Trade Settlement

TGR--Total gross receipts

THC Terminal Handling Charge

THE        Technical Help for Exporters

THR       THRuster

TIA        Telecommunications Industry Association

TIA   Tax information authorization

TIA     tax implementation agreement

TIC    Tenant in common

TID   Trader Information Document

TIDE    The periodic rise and fall of water level in the oceans

TIEA    Tax information exchange agreement

TIEx        International Express Rail Parcels consignment note

TIFA       Trade & Investment Framework Agreement

TIF--Tax increment financing

TIF--Tier issue focus

TIGTA--Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration

TIH--Trust interest holder

TILA--Truth in Lending Act

TILF        Trade and Investment Liberalization and Facilitation

TIME BAR            Time after which legal claims will not be entered

TIMS - Trade-related Investment Measures Agreement

TIN - Tax Information Network

TIN--Taxpayer identification number

TIP          Taking Inward Pilot

TIPA--Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2007

TIPRA--Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2005

TIPS--Treasury Inflation-Indexed Securities (often called Treasury Inflation Protected Securities)

TIR          Transport Internationale Routiers

TI--Taxable income

TK Traditional Knowledge

TL Tariff LineGlobal Trade and Customs Journal – List of Abbreviations

TL            Total Loss

TLA         Tanker Loading Authority

TLB--Tax Litigation Bulletin

TLO        Total loss only

TL        Total Loss

TL        Truckload

TMB      Textiles Monitoring Body (ATC, expired)

TMO      Telegraphic Money Order

TMPG     Treasury Market Practices Group

TMP       Tax matters partner

TMP      Taxable mortgage pool

TMR       Trade Marks Registry

TMSM     Training Methods and Skills for

TMT      Thermo Mechanically Treated

TMT       Tax motivated transaction

TMT        Tentative minimum tax

TNC          Trade Negotiations Comité (WTO)

TOBENA        To Be Named

TOD        Transfer on death

TOE        Time is of the essence

TOFC       Trailer on flat car (piggyback)

TOP        Taking Outward Pilot

TOPSIDES        The sides of a ship between the waterline and the deck; sometimes referring to onto or above the deck

TOP     Treasury Offset Program

ToRs      Terms of References

TOT        Transfer, Operate and Transfer

TOTA      Training Of Trainers & Assessors

TPA         Technical Practice Aide (AICPA pronouncement)

TPA      Third-party administrator

TPC       Tax Policy Center

TPD        Third party designee

 TPI        Total positive income

TPNC      Taxpayer Notice Code

TPND      Theft, Pilferage & Non-delivery

TPP        Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership

TPP        Third Party Payer TR--Trust

TPR        Trade Policy Review

TPRB       Trade Policy Review Body

TPRG     Trade Policy Review Group

TPRM     Trade Policy Review Mechanism

TPSC      Trade Policy Staff Committee

TPS       Transaction processing services

TP          Taxpayer

TQ         Tariff-Quota

TQ          TaleQuale(according to sample)

TQC         Total quality control

TQM      Total Quality Management

TQ        Tale Quale(French) (=of condition on arrival)

TR        Transfer of Residence

TR.      Tare

TRA       Telegraphic Release Advice

TRAC      Terminal rental adjustment clause

TRAC       Tip reporting alternative agreement

TRD/EP      Tip Rate Determination/Education Program

TRDA        Tip rate determination agreement

TRHAC       Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006

TRIM     Fore and aft balance of a ship

TRIMs    Trade-related investment measures

TRIPS      Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights

TRIPS     Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights

TRIS        Taxpayer rights impact statement

TRO        Temporary restraining order

TRP          Tax reporting partner

TRQ         Tariff-Rate Quota

TR         Trust Receipt

TRUIRJCA        Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010

TRUPS           Trust preferred securities

TS         Trend Stationary

TS L/C       Transferable L/C

TS           TonS

TSA       Tax-sheltered annuity

TSE        transmissible spongiform encephalopathy

TSP     Thrift Savings Plan

TSR      Total Shareholder Return

TSR         Transit shed register or Trans Siberian Railway

TSR       Total shareholder return

TSVP       Tourmez s'il vous plait (French

TT           Telegraphic transfer

T      Target Corporation

TTB      Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (Treasury)

TTC         Tariff trade code

TTIN       Truncated taxpayer identification number

TTL         Total

TTM       Trailing twelve months

TTO       Through transport Operator

TT           Telegraphic Transfer

TT             Trustee

TUCC     Transport Users Consultative Committee

TUFS        Technology Upgraded Fund Scheme

TURN    Trader Unique Reference Number (renamed DAN number)

TVM       Time value of money

TW         Tween Decker

TWA      trade-weighted average

TWB        Taxable wage base

TYBA       Taxable years beginning after

TYBB         Taxable years beginning before

TYBI         Taxable years beginning in

TYBOA       Tax year beginning on or after

TYB             Taxable year beginning

TYEA           Taxable years ending after

TYE            Taxable year ended

TYWI          Taxable year which includes



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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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