Industry Acronyms Resource

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Acronym Definition Acronym Definition
AAA American Automobile Association INA Industria Nacional de Autopartes (Mexico)
AAAA Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association Ltd. IRL Indy Racing League
AACA Antique Automobile Club of America IROC International Race of Champions
AAIA Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association ISATA International Symposium on Automotive Technology and Automation
AAIW Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week ISCA International Show Car Association
AALA American Automotive Leasing Association ISO International Standards Organization
AAMA American Automobile Manufacturers Association ITSA Intelligent Transportation Society of America
AAMVA American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators IVHSA Intelligent Vehicle Highway Society of America
AAPEX Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo IWFA International Window Film Association
AASA Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association JAMA Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association
ABPA Automotive Body Parts Association JAPIA Japan Auto Parts Industry Association
ACES American Copy Editors Society JETRO Japan External Trade Organization
ACS Autobody Craftsman Association LRP SEMA Long Range Planning Meeting
ADS Association of Diesel Specialists LTAA SEMA Light Truck Accessories Alliance
AEA Automotive Electric Association LVCC Las Vegas Convention Center
AERA Automotive Engine Rebuilders Association MACS Mobile Air Conditioning Society Worldwide
AHRC Automotive Human Resources Council MECP Mobile Electronics Certification Program
AIA Auto International Association MEMA Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association
AIAC Automotive Industries Association of Canada MEMA-EL MEMA Environmental Institute
AIADA American International Automobile Dealers Association MERA Mobile Enhancement Retailers Association
AIAG Automotive Industry Action Group MIC Motorcycle Industry Council
AIAM Association of International Automobile Manufacturers MITI Ministry of International Trade and Industry
ALI Automotive Lift Institute MPMC Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council
AMA American Motorcylist Association MRC SEMA Manufacturers Rep Council
AMIA Asociacion Mexicana de la Industria Automortriz A.C. MTC SEMA MPMC Media Trade Conference
AMRC Automotive Market Research Council NAATRS National Association of Auto Trim and Restyling Shops
ANDRA Australian National Drag Racing Association NACE National Association of Catering Executives
ANSI American National Standards Institute NADA National Automobile Dealers Association
AOCA Automotive Oil Change Association NAFA National Association of Fleet Administrators
AORC Automotive Occupant Restraints Council NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement
APAA Automotive Parts and Accessories Association NAM National Association of Manufacturers
APC Automotive Presidents Council NAPA National Auto Parts Association
APEC Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation NARSA National Automotive Radiator Service Association
API American Petroleum Institute NASCAR National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing
APMA American Parts Manufacturers Association (Canada) NATM National Association of Trailer Manufacturers
APRA Automotive Parts Rebuilders Association NCMA National Catalog Managers Association
APRC Automotive Public Relations Council NGA National Glass Association
APSA Automotive Parts & Service Alliance NHRA National Hot Rod Association
ARA Automotive Recyclers Association NHTSA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
ARB Air Resources Board (aka CARB) NIADA National Independent Automobile Dealers Association
ARMO SEMA Automotive Restoration Market Organization NIRA National Import Racing Association
ASA Automotive Service Association NMC National Management Conference
ASAAA Alliance of State Automotive Aftermarket Associations NMCA National Muscle Car Association
ASAE American Society of Association Executives NMEDA National Mobility Equipment Directors
ASE Automotive Service Excellence NPS SEMA New Product Showcase
ASIA Automotive Service Industry Association NSRA National Street Rod Association
ASTA American Sport Truck Association NTEA National Truck Equipment Association
ATAE Automotive Trade Association Executives NVCA National Vehicle Conversion Association
ATMC Automotive Training Managers Council NVLA National Vehicle Leasing Association
ATRA Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association NWRA National Wheel and Rim Association
AWDA Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association OAC Overseas Automotive Council
BAR Bureau of Automotive Repair OBD On-Board Diagnostics
BCI Battery Council International OEM Original Equipment Manufacturer
BMC Brake Manufacturers Council OESA Original Equipment Suppliers Association
BTC SEMA Business Technology Committee OMC SEMA Online Marketing Conference
BTS SEMA Business Technology Symposium ORBA Off-Road Business Association
CAE ASAE Certified Association Executive PAACE Pan American Automotive Components Expo
CARB California Air Resources Board PAPI Performance Aftermarket Publications Inc.
CARB California Air Resources Board PBEA Paint Body and Equipment Association
CART Championship Auto Racing Teams PERA Production Engine Remanufacturers Association
CCC Car Care Council PIES Product Information Exchange Standard
CFC Chlorofluorocarbons PPC SEMA Pay Per Click Program
CFS Council of Fleet Specialists PRI Performance Racing Industry
CHP California Highway Patrol PRO SEMA Professional Restylers Organization
CIFCA California Independent Funny Car Association PUC Public Utility Commission
CMA Customs Modernization and Informed Compliance Act PWA Performance Warehouse Association
CORR Championship Off Road Racing RASR SEMA SPC Racers Against Street Racing Program
COVA Council of Vehicle Associations RVDA Recreation Vehicle Dealers of America
CSCV Coalition for Safer, Cleaner Vehicles RVIA Recreational Vehicle Industry Association
CVMA Canadian Vehicle Manufactures Association SAE Society of Automotive Engineers Inc.
DEPE Department of Environmental Protection and Energy SBN SEMA Businesswomen's Network
DEQ Department of Environmental Quality SCAQMD South Coast Air Quality Management District
DMV Department of Motor Vehicles SCCA Sports Car Club of America
DOC Department of Commerce SCRG SEMA Credit Reporting Group
EIA/CEG Electronic Industries Association's Consumer Electronics Group SCRS Society of Collision Repair Specialists
EMI Equity Management Inc. SEI SEMA Education Institute
EPA Environmental Protection Agency SEIA Specialty Equipment Insurance Alliance
ESM Electronic Supply & Manufacturing SEMA Specialty Equipment Market Association
ESRA Exhibitor Space Reservation Agreement SMN SEMA Member News
EUCAR European Council for Automotive Research and Development SPC SEMA Street Performance Council
FAIR Foundation for Aftermarket Industry Research TAFTAR SEMA MPMC Take a Friend to a Race Program
FVMSS Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards TANA Tire Association of North America
HDDA Heavy Duty Distribution Association TIA Tire Industry Association
HDMA Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association TKCS SEMA ARMO Take a Kid to a Car Show Program
HR&R Hot Rod & Restoration TRAA Towing & Recovery Association of America
HRIA SEMA Hot Rod Industry Alliance TSTC Technical Skills & Training Conference
IAEE International Association of Exhibitors and Events TTMA Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association
IASCA International Auto Sound Challenge Association USAC United States Auto Club
IBMA Independent Battery Manufacturers Association WTC SEMA Wheel & Tire Council
I-CAR Internationational Center of Automotive Research YEN SEMA Young Executives Network
IHRA International Hot Rod Association  

 

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