Abbreviations

ABLIS

Australian Business License Information Service

ABS

Australian Bureau of Statistics

ACCC

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

ACIFTA

Australia-Chile Free Trade Agreement

ANZCERTA

Australia-New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement

APRA

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

AUSFTA

Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement

Austrade

Australian Trade commission

ChAFTA

China-Australia Free Trade Agreement

CRICOS

Commonwealth Register of Institutions & Courses for Overseas Students

DET

Department of Education and Training

DFAT

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

DoHA

Department of Home Affairs

EBOPS

Extended Balance of Payments Services

ELICOS

English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students

EPCM

Engineering, Procurement, Construction Management

FATS

Foreign Affiliate Trade Statistics

FDI

Foreign Direct Investment

FIRB

Foreign Investment Review Board

FTA

Free Trade Agreement

GATS

General Agreement on Trade and Services

HFC

High-Fibre Co-axial (telecommunication technology)

ICT

Information and Communications Technology

ITSS

International Trade in Services Statistics

JAEPA

Japan-Australia Free Trade Agreement

KAFTA

Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement

LMT

Labour Market Test

MAFTA

Malaysia-Australia Free Trade Agreement

Mbps

Megabits per second

MCI

Mining Contribution Index

METS

Mining, Equipment, Technology and Services

MNE

Multinational enterprise

MRA

Mutual Recognition Agreement

NBN

National Broadband Network

OECD STRI

OECD Services Trade Restrictiveness Index

OECD-WTO TiVA

OECD-WTO Trade in Value Added

PAFTA

Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement

R&D

Research and Development

RCA

Revealed Comparative Advantage

RTO

Registered Training Organisation

SAFTA

Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement

SME

Small and Medium-sized Enterprise

TAFE

Technical And Further Education

TAFTA

Thailand-Australia Free Trade Agreement

TSS

Temporary Skill Shortage

TTMRA

Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act

VET

Vocational and educational training

WHO

World Health Organisation

WTO

World Trade Organisation

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