Abbreviations and acronyms

ADR

Alternative Dispute Resolution

ARDA

Agricultural and Rural Development Agency

AA

Association Agreement

BHR

Business and Human Rights

BIT

Bilateral Investment Treaty

BPO

Business Process Outsourcing

CIS

Commonwealth of Independent States

CIT

Corporate Income Tax

CLDP

Commercial Law Development Program

CoE

Council of Europe

CPI

Corruption Perceptions Index

CRM

Customer Relationship Management

CSO

Civil Society Organisation

CSR

Corporate Social Responsibility

DCFTA

Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area

EaP

Eastern Partner

EBRD

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

ECT

Energy Charter Treaty

EFTA

European Free Trade Association

EIA

Environmental Impact Assessment

ENPARD

European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development

EU

European Union

FAO

UN Food and Agriculture Organisation

FDI

Foreign Direct Investment

FET

Fair and Equitable Treatment

FIZ

Free Industrial Zone

GCA

Competition Agency of Georgia

GIAC

Georgia International Arbitration Centre

GITA

Georgia Innovation and Technology Agency

GIZ

German Development Agency

GRENA

Georgian Research and Educational Networking Association

GSP

Generalised System of Preferences

GVC

Global Value Chain

HCOJ

High Court of Justice

ICO

International Customs Organisation

ICT

Information and Communications Technology

IDB

Inter-American Development Bank

IFC

International Finance Corporation

IMF

International Monetary Fund

IP

Intellectual Property

IPA

Investment Promotion Agency

ISDS

Investor-State Dispute Settlement

ITUC

International Trade Union Confederation

KPI

Key Performance Indicator

M&A

Merger and Acquisition

MEPA

Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture

MFN

Most-Favoured Nation

MNE

Multinational Enterprise

MOESD

Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development

NAP

National Action Plan

NAPR

National Agency of Public Registry

NASP

National Agency of State Property

NCP

National Contact Point

NT

National Treatment

OECD

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

OHCHR

Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

PFI

Policy Framework for Investment

PPP

Public-Private Partnership

RBC

Responsible Business Conduct

SDGs

Sustainable Development Goals

SEA

Strategic Environmental Assessment

SEZ

Special Economic Zone

SME

Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise

SOE

State-Owned Enterprise

TRIPS

Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights

UAE

United Arab Emirates

UNCITRAL

UN Commission on International Trade Law

UNDP

United Nations Development Programme

USD

US Dollar

USSR

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

USTR

United States Trade Representative

WCO

World Customs Organisation

WIPO

World Intellectual Property Organization

WTO

World Trade Organization

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