Industry acronyms


  • 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
  • NZAGA 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
  • AMAPWG Avocado Marketing and Promotion Work Group
  • AQ AsureQuality
  • 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
  • NZFSA New Zealand Food Safety Authority
  • NZOAGI New Zealand Organic Avocado Growers Inc
  • NZTE New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
  • PMAC Plant Market Access Council
  • SAAGA South African Avocado Growers Association
  • SFF Sustainable Farming Fund
  • USDA United States Department of Agriculture


  • 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


  • BRC British Retail Consortium
  • CCP Critical Control Point
  • FSP Food Safety Plan
  • HACCP 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


  • GCMS Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry
  • LCMS Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry


  • QIF Quality Improvement Form
  • GAP Good Agricultural Practice