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Industry Acronyms

Industry Terms
  • AGM
    Annual General Meeting
  • AIC
    Avocado Industry Council Limited
  • AVEC
    Avocado Exporters' Council
  • BOP
    Bay of Plenty
  • CEO
    Chief Executive Officer
  • EMS
    Export Marketing Strategy
  • First POS
    First Point of Sale
  • FN
    Far North
  • FOB
    Free on board (cost of goods + transportation + insurance + unloading)
  • GFS
    Global Forecast System
  • GIA
    Government Industry Agreements
  • HIP
    Hort Information Portal
  • HSNO
    Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996
  • IPM
    Integrated Pest Management
  • MN
    Mid North
  • MRLs
    Maximum Residue Limits
    New Zealand Avocado Growers’ Association Incorporated
  • OGR
    Orchard Gate Return
  • PGP                Primary Growth Partnership
  • P-PIN
    Property Identification Number
  • PVR
    Plant Variety Rights
  • R & D
    Research & Development
  • RONZ
    Rest of New Zealand
  • RPG
    Recognised Product Group
  • AAL
    Avocados Australia Limited
    Avocado Marketing and Promotion Work Group
  • AQ
  • AQSIQ            General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine
  • ARC
    Avocado Research Consortium
  • CAC
    Californian Avocado Commission
  • CAS
    Californian Avocado Society
  • CIQA              China Entry and Exit Inspection and Quarantine Association
  • ERMA
    Environment Risk Management Authority
  • FAO
    Food and Agriculture Organisation
  • FCT
    Fruitgrowers’ Charitable Trust
  • FRST
    Foundation for Research Science and Technology
  • FSANZ            Food Standards Australia New Zealand
  • HAB
    Hass Avocado Board
  • HEA
    NZ Horticulture Export Authority
  • HIAL               Horticulture Innovation Australia Ltd
  • MAF
    Ministry for Primary Industries
  • MBIE              Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
  • MFAT
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • MPI
    Ministry for Primary Industries
    New Zealand Food Safety Authority
    New Zealand Organic Avocado Growers’ Inc
  • NZTE
    New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
  • PMAC
    Plant Market Access Council
    South African Avocado Growers’ Association
  • SFF
    Sustainable Farming Fund
  • USDA
    United States Department of Agriculture
Pests and Diseases
  • ASBVd
    Avocado Sun Blotch Viroid
  • BHLR
    Brown Headed Leaf Roller
  • FRW
    Fuller's Rose Weevil
  • GHT
    Green House Thrips
  • LBAM
    Light Brown Apple Moth
  • LR
    Leaf roller
  • PVH
    Passion-Vine Hopper
  • 6SM
    6-Spotted mite
  • ACVM
    Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines
  • GRAS
    Generally Recognised As Safe
  • OP
    Organo Phosphates
  • PHI
    Pre Harvest interval
  • RMS
    Resistance Management Strategy
  • WHP
    Withholding Period
Food Safety
  • BRC
    British Retail Consortium
  • CCP
    Critical Control Point
  • FSP
    Food Safety Plan
    Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points
  • DM
    Dry Matter
  • MCA
    Maturity Clearance Area
  • MGDL
    Maximum Grade Defect Level
  • QC
    Quality Controller
  • TEq or TE
    Tray Equivalent
  • AQIS
    Australian Quarantine Inspection Service
  • DOI
    Declaration of Intent
  • IVA
    Independent Verification Agency
  • PIPS
    Post Inspection Product Security
  • PGR
    Plant Growth Regulator
  • IBI                  Irregular Bearing Index
Technical (Residue Testing)
  • GCMS
    Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry
  • LCMS
    Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry
  • QIF
    Quality Improvement Form
  • GAP                Good Agricultural Practice
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