Important Abbreviations for Textile and Garments Technology

Posted by Firoz Kabir on Thursday, November 21, 2013 0

Sometimes we need some abbreviations for textile and clothing. Today I am sharing some important and effective terms elaboration.

AATCC - American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists
AAQC - American Association of Quality Control
BSTI - Bangladesh Standard and Testing Institution
ISO - International Organization for Standadization
BS - British Standard
AQL - Acceptable Quality Level
BCIRA - British Cotton Industries Research Association
GSP - Generalized System of Preferences
ILO -  International Labor Organization
BGWUC - Bangladesh Garments Worker Unit Council
ITET - Institute of Textile Engineers and Technologist
HVI - High Volume Instrument
AFIS - Advanced Fiber Information System
WIRA - Wool International Research Association
CAD - Computer Aided Design
CAM - Computer Aided Manufacturing
BCA - Bangladesh Cotton Association
ICA - International Cotton Association
PTEA - Pakistan Textile Exporter Association
BGMEA - Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers & Exporters Association
BKMEA - Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers & Exporters Association
FBCCI - Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry
BJMC - Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation
BTMC - Bangladesh Textile Mills Corporation
GPT -  Garments Performance/Package Test
FPT - Fabric Performance/Package Test
APTMA - All Pakistan Textile Mills Association
CFIB - China Fiber Inspection Bureau
ICAC - International Cotton Advisory Committee
SITC - Standardized Instrument for Testing Cotton
CDA - Cotton Development Administration
SITRA - South India Textile Research Association
EPB - Export Promotion Bureau
NSA - No Seam Allowance
CC - Color Combination
CIF - Cost, Insurance & Freight
CNF - Clearing & Forwarding
FOB - Free On Board
CFR - Cost and Freight
EXW - Ex Works
FCA - Free Carrier
FAS - Free Alongside Ship
CPT - Carriage Paid To
CIP - Carriage, Insurance Paid
DAP - Delivered At Place
GATT - General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
LDC - Least Development CountryL
L/C - Letter of Credit
BTB L/C - Back to Back L/C

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Md. Firoz Kabir(M.Sc in Textile Engineering)

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