In European Union jargon, refers to the grouping of African, Caribbean and Pacific countries who are signatories to the Lomé conventions with the EU - basically the former colonies of the EU Member States - which give them some preferential trading conditions, a bone of contention in the EU's relationship with the USA and its client states and the World Trade Organization. The ACP Group maintains a permanent secretariat in Brussels with various bodies in parallel with the equivalent institutions of the EU, as well as an ACP/EU Joint Assembly (linked with the European Parliament).

The ACP countries are:

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Access Control Point

When entering a secure facility such as a military base or nuclear labratory, your ID and possibly your vehicle will be inspected at this point before you are allowed entry.

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