General AverageProvision in maritime law where all shippers on a given voyage would reimburse the ship line in the event of vessel sinking or catastrophic damage. It also provides for the reimbursement to those shippers whose cargo was thrown overboard in order to save the vessel.
Director GeneralDirector General
Title given to the person who heads certain international organizations, including the WTO.
General OrderGeneral Order
A penalty imposed on imported goods that are not promptly cleared through customs.
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)
A treaty adopted by the United Nations aimed at elimination of international trade barriers between member countries.
General Agreement on Tariffs and TradeGeneral Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
A multilateral treaty entered into in 1948 by the intended members of the International Trade Organization, the purpose of which was to implement many of the rules and negotiated tariff reductions that would be overseen by the ITO. With the failure of the ITO to be approved, the GATT became the principal institution regulating trade policy until it was subsumed within the WTO in 1995.
General ledgerGeneral ledger
Accounting records that show all the financial statement accounts of a business.
Further SuggestionsGeneral partner
Generalized System of Preferences
General Average Contribution
extraordinary general meeting
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
General cash offer
annual general meeting
general personal equity plan
General Agreement on Trade in Services
General Mortgage Bond
Computable general equilibrium
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
general obligation bond