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