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A-D             E-I             J-N             O-S             T-Z

DF Federal District (Brazil, Mexico)
DfE design for the environment
DIGESA Directorate-General for Environmental Health (Peru)
DINAMA National Environment Directorate (Uruguay)
DMQ Metropolitan District of Quito
DN National District
DR Dominican Republic
ECA environmental quality standard
ECLAC United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America & the Caribbean
EEE electrical and electronic equipment
EHS environment, health & safety
EIA environmental impact assessment
EIS environmental impact statement
ELVs end-of-life vehicles
EMASEO Metropolitan Sanitation Company (Quito)
EOL end-of-life
EPA Environmental Protection Agency (US, Guyana)
EPR extended producer responsibility
EU European Union
FAO UN Food & Agriculture Organization
FDA US Food & Drug Administration
FEM Forum of Environment Ministers of Latin America and the Caribbean
FIAGC Ibero-American Forum of Governmental Consumer Protection Agencies
FLO Fairtrade Labeling Organizations International
FTA free trade agreement
GCP good clinical practices
GDP gross domestic product
GEF Global Environment Facility
GEMI Global Environmental Management Initiative
GHS Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals
GIZ German Agency for Technical Cooperation
GLP good laboratory practices
GMC Common Market Group (MERCOSUR)
GMOs genetically modified organisms
GMP good manufacturing practices
GO Goiás
HCFCs halogenated chlorofluorocarbons
HDPE high density polyetehylene
HFCs hydrofluorocarbons
Hg mercury
IADB Inter-American Development Bank
IARC International Agency for Research on Cancer
IBAMA Brazilian Institute for the Environment & Natural Resources
IBGE Brazilian Geography and Statistics Institute
ICGEB International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
ICH International Conference on Harmonization of Technical Requirements for the Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use
ICNIRP International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection
ICONTEC Colombian Institute for Standards and Certification
IDEAM Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology & Environmental Studies (Colombia)
IDB Inter-American Development Bank
IEC International Electro-technical Commission; Inter-American Ethanol Commission
IFC International Finance Corporation
IIAC Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture
ILAC Latin American Caribbean Initiative for Sustainable Development
ILO International Labor Organization
IMM Municipal Administration of Montevideo
IMO International Maritime Organization
INCA National Cancer Institute (Brazil)
INCAN National Cancer Institute (Mexico)
INCAP Nutrition Institute of Central America & Panama
INE National Ecology Institute (Mexico)
INEN National Standards Institute of Ecuador
INS National Health Institute (Colombia)
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