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U.S. Department of Agriculture: Strategic Marketing Needed to Lead Agribusiness in International Trade
RCED-91-22: Published: Jan 22, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 1991.
GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) management of marketing strategies to support its role in the changing international marketplace.GAO found that: (1) the USDA production-oriented philosophy was not well suited for providing marketing leadership; (2) policymakers were attempting to reduce or eliminate trade barriers and create a flexible farm program to allow farmers to make plan...
Status Report on GAO's Reviews of the Targeted Export Assistance Program, the Export Enhancement Program, and the GSM-102/103 Export Credit Guarantee Programs
T-NSIAD-90-53: Published: Jun 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1990.
GAO discussed the status of several programs administered by the Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). GAO found that: (1) FAS has drafted proposed regulations for the Targeted Export Assistance (TEA) program; (2) FAS still does not have an adequate system of internal controls to effectively manage the TEA program; (3) FAS exercises minimal oversight of program participan...
Agricultural Trade: Improvements Needed in Management of Targeted Export Assistance Program
NSIAD-90-225: Published: Jun 27, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) management of its Targeted Export Assistance (TEA) Program.GAO found that: (1) the Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) was not adequately documenting the funding allocation decision process to clearly show how funding criteria were applied and ranked and the basis for those decisions; (2) commodity division staf...
International Trade: Export Enhancement Program Bonus Overpayments
NSIAD-90-83: Published: Feb 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the adequacy of the Foreign Agricultural Service's (FAS) controls over the Export Enhancement Program's (EEP) bonus payments to U.S. exporters of surplus government-owned agricultural commodities.GAO found that: (1) from EEP program inception in 1985 through October 1989, FAS made over $2.6 billion worth of surplus U.S. agricultural commodities ava...
Commodity Credit Corporation's Export Credit Guarantee Programs
T-NSIAD-89-9: Published: Mar 1, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1989.
GAO discussed the Foreign Agricultural Service's (FAS) management of the Commodity Credit Corporation's (CCC) export credit guarantee programs. GAO found that: (1) in September 1988, FAS issued a policy change to exporters to clarify commodity eligibility under the programs and to allow the value of exports to include up to 25 percent imported agricultural commodities; (2) under the new policy, on...
International Trade: Review of FAS Attache Service
NSIAD-89-73: Published: Feb 23, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service's (FAS) attache activities, focusing on: (1) FAS overseas market development planning activities; and (2) attaches' role in reporting and coordinating FAS activities, overseas posting, and staff qualifications.GAO found that FAS: (1) generally considers present or potential mark...
Agricultural Trade: Review of Targeted Export Assistance Program
NSIAD-88-183: Published: May 24, 1988. Publicly Released: May 24, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's Targeted Export Assistance (TEA) program, focusing on the: (1) program's management, including the Foreign Agricultural Service's (FAS) documentation of its participant eligibility and funding allocation decisions; and (2) adequacy of the FAS evaluation process, how evaluations affect present and future funding alloc...
International Trade: Review of Effectiveness of FAS Cooperator Market Development Program
NSIAD-87-89: Published: Mar 17, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the cooperator programs that the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) implemented to develop, maintain, and expand foreign markets for U.S. agricultural commodities.GAO found that FAS has: (1) allowed cooperators to implement numerous and varied long-term programs and has placed few restricti...
The Export Enhancement Program, U.S. Foreign Agricultural Market Development Programs, CCC Export Credit Guarantee Programs, and L Term Bilateral Grain Agreements and Countertrade
131131: Sep 30, 1986
GAO discussed: (1) the status of the export enhancement program (EEP); (2) U.S. foreign market development efforts; (3) agricultural export credit programs; and (4) long-term grain agreements and countertrade. GAO noted that: (1) EEP is affecting the European Community by increasing competition, lowering affected commodity prices, increasing restitution, and contributing to additional dissent with...
Overpayment of Transportation Costs for Public Law 480 Commodities
NSIAD-85-21: Published: Oct 24, 1984. Publicly Released: Oct 24, 1984.
During a study of transportation costs for Public Law 480 commodities, GAO identified an overpayment to Egypt by the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) in connection with a shipment of wheat to that country.GAO found that the overpayment arose in a differential paid to Egypt because its wheat, as required by law, was shipped on an American-flag vessel instead of a less expensive foreign-flag vesse...