Acronyms and Abbreviations

AAFA American Apparel & Footwear Association
AATCC American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists
AECQ Quebec Clothing Contractors Association
AIM USA Automatic Identification Manufacturers Association, Inc.
AMTAC American Manufacturing Trade Action Coalition
ARTS Association for Retail Technology Standards
ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials
ATRC Apparel Technology & Research Center
CAD Computer-Aided Design
CAFTA Central American Free Trade Agreement
CBO Central Buying Office
CFDA Council of Fashion Designers of America
CMPQ Cut, Make, Pack, and Quota Sourcing
CMQ Cut, Make, and Quota Sourcing
CMT Cut, Make, and Trim
CPSC Consumer Products Safety Commission
CRA California Retailers Association
CRM Customer Relations Management
DMM Divisional Merchandise Manager
DNR Daily News Record
EC European Commission
EDI Electronic Data Interchange
EPC Electronic Product Code
ERP Enterprise Resource Planning
ETA Embroidery Trade Association
EU European Union
EURATEX European Apparel and Textile Organization
FBIA Fashion & Beauty Internet Association
FFANY Fashion Footwear Association of New York
GI Fashion Group International
FIT Fashion Institute of Technology
FOB Free-on-Board
GIDC Garment Industry Development Corporation
IAC Intimate Apparel Council
IFAI International Fabrics Association International
ILGWU International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union
IMRA International Mass Retail Association
IRF International Retail Federation
ISP Institute of Store Planners
ITAA International Textile and Apparel Association
ITGLWF The International Textile, Garment & Leather Workers' Federation
ITMF International Textile Manufacturers Federation
IWA Wool Bureau
JIT Just-in-Time
LDC Less-Developed Countries
LIMA International Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association
MCA Mohair Council of America
MM Merchandise Manager
NACS National Association of College Stores
NADI National Association of Display Industries
NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement
NAICS North American Industry Classification System
NARMS National Association of Retail Merchandising Services
NASFM National Association of Store Fixture Manufacturers
NAUMD National Association of Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors
NCA National Cleaners Association
NCTO National Council of Textile Organizations
NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology
NRF National Retail Federation
NSGA National Sporting Goods Association
NSRA National Shoe Retailers Association
NTA National Textile Association
OFC Organic Fiber Council
OTA Organic Trade Association
OTEXA Office of Textiles and Apparel
PAA Professional Apparel Association
PDM Product Data Management
PDS Pattern Design System
PFR Planning, Forecasting, and Replenishment
PIA Printing Industries of America Inc.
PLM Product Lifecycle Management
POPAI Point of Purchase Advertising Institute
RAMA Retail Advertising & Marketing Association
RBO Resident Buying Office
RFID Radio Frequency Identification
RILA Retail Industry Leaders of America
ROI Return-on-Investment
RTV Return-to-Vendor
RTW Ready-to-Wear
SGIA Screen Printing and Graphic Imaging Association
SGMA Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association
SKU Stock-Keeping Unit
SPESA The Sewn Products Equipment Suppliers Association
TALA Textile Association of Los Angeles
TCATA Textile Care Allied Trades Association
TFA The Fashion Association
TFBPA Textile Fibers and By-Products Association
THA The Hosiery Association
TITAS Taipei Innovative Textile Application Show
TZMA Taiwan Zippers Manufacturers Association
UNITE HERE Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE) and Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union (HERE)
UPC Universal Product Code
VCERP Vendors Coalition for Equitable Retailer Practices
VICS Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Standard
WWD Women's Wear Daily
YMA The Young Menswear Association

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