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the ECnoun

uk   us   /ˌiːˈsiː/
abbreviation for the European Community
(Definition of the EC from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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the ECnoun

uk   us   POLITICS, COMMERCE
abbreviation for EuropeanCommission: the ​part of the European Union which is ​responsible for suggesting ​laws, making decisions, ​supporting the Union's ​agreements, and ​generalorganization: EC ​ruling/​directive There's no need to ​chargeVAT 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)
Translations of “the EC”
in Chinese (Simplified) 欧洲经济共同体(1993年11月成为欧洲联盟)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 歐洲經濟共同體(1993年11月成為歐洲聯盟)…
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