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List of business region acronyms

This is a list of commonly used acronyms of regional designations used for government, marketing and business purposes.

Note that while some are precisely defined, others depend on context and have no clear universally-accepted definition - and some may be perceived as contentious or derogatory.



  • APAC: Asia-Pacific
  • America: North America - USA and Canada
  • ANZ: Australia and New Zealand[1]
  • APJ: Asia Pacific and Japan[2]
  • APSG: Asia Pacific and Singapore
  • ASEAN+3: ASEAN Countries - China, Japan, and Republic of Korea[3]



  • CAM: Central America México
  • CALA: Caribbean and Latin America
  • CEMA or CEEMEA: Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa
  • CEE: Central and Eastern Europe[4]


  • DACH: Germany (D), Austria (A) and Switzerland (CH), widely used acronym in the German speaking area
  • DOS: Germany, Austria and Switzerland (for the countries' respective names in German: Deutschland, Österreich, and Schweiz)


  • EALA: Europe, Africa and Latin America
  • EMEA: Europe, the Middle East and Africa
  • EMEIA, EMEAI, EMIA: Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India.
  • EMEA/CIS: Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Commonwealth of Independent States.[5]
  • EMEAC: Europe, Middle East, Africa and Caribbean.
  • EEMEA: Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. Some companies separate their Eastern European business from the rest of Europe, and refer to the EEMEA region separately from the Western/Central European (EU/EFTA) region.



  • IMEA: India, Middle East and Africa


  • LATAM: Latin America
  • LATCAR: Latin America and Caribbean[6]
  • LEVANT: Cyprus, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, and Turkey



  • NACE: North Atlantic and Central Europe
  • NORAM or NA or NAMER: North American Region, Canada and the US, NORAM (Mexico is included)
  • NALA: North America and Latin America
  • NAFTA: North American Free Trade Agreement
  • NCSA: North, Central, and South America


  • SaarLorLux: Saarland, Lorraine, Luxembourg.
  • SEA: South-East Asia.
  • SEMEA: Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa.
  • SEEMEA: South-Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa.
  • SENA: Southeast, East, and North Asia

See alsoEdit

Examples of usageEdit

  1. ^ "Australia & New Zealand (ANZ)". GE. Retrieved 25 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "APJ REGION". The Economic Times. Retrieved 25 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "Overview of ASEAN Plus Three Cooperation" (PDF). ASEAN Secretariat. ASEAN Secretariat. Retrieved 16 February 2018. 
  4. ^ "Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)". RGA. Reinsurance Group of America. Retrieved 25 March 2017. 
  5. ^ [Middle East and Pakistan (MEP) External Relations Leader "Sales Director for EMEA/CIS Joins in January"] Check |url= value (help). Retrieved 25 March 2017. 
  6. ^ Perez-Escamilla, R. "Breastfeeding in Africa and the Latin American and Caribbean region: the potential role of urbanization". J Trop Pediatr. 40: 137–43. doi:10.1093/tropej/40.3.137. PMID 8078111. 
  7. ^ "Middle East and Pakistan (MEP) External Relations Leader". Retrieved 25 March 2017.