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African Growth and Opportunity Act: Lessons Learned from Other Countries' Trade Arrangements with Sub-Saharan Africa
GAO-15-393R: Published: Feb 25, 2015. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 2015.
In 2014, the White House proposed a strategy for investing in African trade. One part of the five-part strategy --Renew and Update the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) to Increase Market Access Opportunities for Africa--consisted of four specific recommendations:Approve a long term extension of AGOA.Expand AGOA's product coverage.Improve rules of origin.Update eligibility criteria and rev...
International Trade: Further Improvements Needed to Handle Growing Workload for Monitoring and Enforcing Trade Agreements
GAO-05-537: Published: Jun 30, 2005. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 2005.
The vast majority of U.S. exports are covered by at least one trade agreement. Ensuring that U.S. companies can take advantage of the market opportunities created by trade agreements has therefore become a critical responsibility for U.S. government agencies. GAO examined U.S. government efforts to monitor and enforce trade agreements. Specifically, GAO (1) reviewed how the nature and scope of U.S...
International Trade: Concerns Over Biotechnology Challenge U.S. Agricultural Exports
GAO-01-727: Published: Jun 15, 2001. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 2001.
This report reviews the challenges facing U.S. agricultural biotechnology products in international trade. GAO found that new regulations and guidelines that may restrict U.S. exports of crops with a large biotech component are being enacted or considered by some U.S. trading partners and are also under discussion in various international organizations. These actions address approval, labeling, an...
International Trade: Strategy Needed to Better Monitor and Enforce Trade Agreements
NSIAD-00-76: Published: Mar 14, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether federal agencies have the capacity to monitor and enforce trade agreements, focusing on: (1) the federal structure for monitoring and enforcing trade agreements; (2) the increasing complexity of the federal monitoring and enforcement task and key activities that federal agencies must perform; and (3) whether the Office of the U.S. Trade Rep...
Agriculture Trade Agreements: Selected Implementation Issues
T-NSIAD-98-106: Published: Feb 26, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1998.
GAO discussed the implementation of certain agricultural provisions of the Uruguay Round of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), focusing on: (1) the impact of measures to protect human, animal or plant life or health--referred to as sanitary and phytosantiary (SPS) measures; and (2) state trading enterprises (STEs).GAO noted that: (1)...
U.S. Government Actions Affecting Rice Sales to Korea
ID-83-48: Published: May 18, 1983. Publicly Released: May 31, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the actions of Government agencies concerning Japanese and commercial U.S. sales of rice to Korea.U.S. Government officials believe that the 1980 U.S.-Japan Rice Understanding achieved its purpose of limiting Japanese subsidized exports which were detrimental to U.S. rice producers and exporters. However, GAO noted that other concerned parties e...