Meaning of “the EC” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “the EC” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"the EC" in Business English

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the ECnoun


abbreviation for European Commission: the part of the European Union which is responsible for suggesting laws, making decisions, supporting the Union's agreements, and general organization:

There's no need to charge VAT because under EC rules you don't have to charge the tax on exports, provided you are exporting to a VAT-registered business.

abbreviation for European Community: the organization of European countries that existed until November 1993 when it became the European Union:

EC Member State

(Definition of “the EC” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)