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U.S.-China Trade: Implementation of the 1992 Prison Labor Memorandum of Understanding
GGD-95-106: Published: Apr 3, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 3, 1995.
GAO reviewed issues regarding the memorandum of understanding between the U.S. and China that prohibits the import of goods made with Chinese prison labor, focusing on the: (1) Customs Service's assessment of China's compliance; and (2) government's ability to obtain information sufficient to enforce the agreement.GAO found that: (1) while China had not sufficiently demonstrated a willingness to m...
Export Controls: Actions Needed To Improve Enforcement
NSIAD-94-28: Published: Dec 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the U.S. government's enforcement of export controls over dual-use items, focusing on: (1) the tools and resources available to the Department of Commerce and the U.S. Customs Service to carry out their enforcement responsibilities; (2) how well these agencies are enforcing export controls; (3) impediments to effective enforcement; and (4) options...
High Risk Series: Asset Forfeiture Programs
HR-93-17: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
GAO reviewed the Department of Justice's and the U.S. Customs Service's management and disposition of seized and forfeited assets, focusing on: (1) program changes; and (2) areas needing sustained management attention.GAO found that: (1) legislative changes allowing more seizures and forfeitures increased Justice's and Customs' seized property inventories by almost 600 percent by 1992; (2) Congres...
Asset Forfeiture: Improved Guidance Needed for Use of Shared Assets
GGD-92-115: Published: Jul 16, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Customs Service used shared forfeited assets, focusing on: (1) how selected state and local agencies use and account for shared assets received from DOJ and Customs; (2) whether applicable laws and program guidance establish use requirements for such assets and remedies for misuse; and (3) the nature...
Immigration Management: Actions Being Taken, But Problems Remain
T-GGD-91-48: Published: Jun 24, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1991.
GAO discussed Department of Justice (DOJ) and Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) efforts to address leadership and management problems. GAO noted that INS: (1) implemented models for the Border Patrol and the adjudication program to better allocate staff based on work load; (2) requested increased staffing for detention centers; (3) initiated a management information planning process to...
Asset Forfeiture: Need for Stronger Marshals Service Oversight of Commercial Real Property
GGD-91-82: Published: May 31, 1991. Publicly Released: May 31, 1991.
GAO reported on various aspects of the Department of Justice's (DOJ) and the U.S. Customs Service's asset forfeiture programs.GAO found that: (1) the failure of U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) districts to follow policy in performing such key program activities as those relating to high-value commercial real properties resulted in a weakened internal control environment; (2) the lack of Assistant U.S...
Asset Forfeiture: Opportunities to Improve Program Administration
T-GGD-91-16: Published: Mar 13, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 1991.
GAO discussed management improvements to the Department of Justice's (DOJ) and the U.S. Customs Service's asset forfeiture programs. GAO noted that: (1) consolidation of the programs within one agency could improve efficiency and save substantial dollars; (2) DOJ and Customs independently operate seized property programs, resulting in duplication of effort because the seized properties are general...
Oversight Hearings on Asset Forfeiture Programs
T-GGD-90-56: Published: Jul 24, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1990.
GAO discussed the Department of Justice's and the U.S. Customs Service's asset forfeiture programs. GAO found that: (1) the volume of seized assets has increased from $33 million in 1979 to $1.4 billion in 1989; (2) inadequate management information has caused deficiencies in providing accurate and timely data; (3) a lack of adequate staff with property management expertise made it difficult to ef...
Asset Forfeiture: Legislation Needed to Improve Cash Processing and Financial Reporting
GGD-90-94: Published: Jun 19, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1990.
GAO reviewed aspects of the Department of Justice's and the U.S. Customs Service's asset forfeiture program, focusing on the need for Congress to enact legislative changes designed to speed up processing of seized cash and increase congressional and agency oversight.GAO found that: (1) Justice and Customs must judicially forfeit cash seizures over $100,000, even though 89 percent of all judicially...
Asset Forfeiture Funds: Changes Needed To Enhance Congressional Oversight
T-GGD-87-27: Published: Sep 25, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1987.
GAO discussed the Department of Justice's and the U.S. Customs Service's operation of forfeiture funds. GAO noted that the Justice Assets Forfeiture Fund: (1) increased substantially due to the elimination of the requirement to transfer surplus funds; (2) received little congressional oversight over fund expenditures; and (3) had inaccurate accounting and management systems. GAO also noted that th...