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International Trade: Improvements Needed to Track and Archive Trade Agreements
NSIAD-00-24: Published: Dec 14, 1999. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on improvements needed to track and archive trade agreements, focusing on: (1) the number of trade agreements the United States is party to; (2) the way in which the executive branch notifies Congress when trade agreements are entered into; and (3) the extent to which the public has ready access to information from government sources ab...
International Trade: Implementation and Monitoring of the U.S.-Japan Insurance Agreements
NSIAD-99-209: Published: Sep 24, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the implementation and monitoring of the U.S.-Japan insurance agreements, focusing on: (1) the views of U.S. insurance companies operating in Japan regarding the agreements' implementation and impact on their ability to compete in the Japanese market; (2) the roles and efforts of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and...
Tax Credits: The Use of Tenant-Based Assistance in Tax-Credit-Supported Properties
RCED-99-279R: Published: Sep 17, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on several issues that the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Policy Development and Research is studying in connection with the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program, focusing on: (1) the number of properties and households that received rental assistance through the program; (2) the characteristics of households t...
Sugar Program: Changing the Method for Setting Import Quotas Could Reduce Cost to Users
RCED-99-209: Published: Jul 26, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Sugar Program, focusing on: (1) USDA's procedures for setting the tariff-rate quota for imported raw sugar; and (2) the U.S. Trade Representative's (USTR) procedures for allocating the quota among sugar-producing countries.GAO noted that: (1) USDA uses the tariff-rate quota for raw sugar to rest...
District of Columbia: Private Use of Official Vehicles
GGD-99-50: Published: Apr 9, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the District of Columbia's compliance with Public Law 105-100, focusing on whether: (1) any District employees were authorized, as of September 1998, to take home official vehicles; and (2) these employees were aware of the statutory restriction on using District government vehicles for other than official business, including home-to-work transport...
Executive Office of the President: Procedures for Acquiring Access to and Safeguarding Intelligence Information
NSIAD-98-245: Published: Sep 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Oct 8, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Executive Office of the President (EOP) has established procedures for: (1) acquiring personnel access to classified intelligence information, specifically sensitive compartmented information (SCI); and (2) safeguarding such information.GAO noted that: (1) the EOP Security Officer told GAO that, for the period January 1993 until June 19...
Caribbean Basin: Worker Rights Progress Made, but Enforcement Issues Remain
NSIAD-98-205: Published: Jul 20, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed allegations of worker rights abuses that have persisted in the Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI) apparel industry, focusing on: (1) whether or not Caribbean Basin countries have made efforts to improve worker rights in the CBI apparel industry; (2) what efforts the private sector has made to address concerns about working conditions in CBI countries...
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)...
Agricultural Exports: U.S. Needs a More Integrated Approach to Address Sanitary/Phytosanitary Issues
NSIAD-98-32: Published: Dec 11, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) extent to which foreign sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures may unfairly restrict U.S. agricultural exports; and (2) federal structure and approach for addressing such measures.GAO noted that: (1) despite growing concerns that certain foreign sanitary or phytosanitary measures may be inconsistent with World Trade Organ...
Combating Terrorism: Spending on Governmentwide Programs Requires Better Management and Coordination
NSIAD-98-39: Published: Dec 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed interagency processes intended to ensure the efficient allocation of funding and resources for the federal government's efforts to combat terrorism, focusing on: (1) federal funding for unclassified programs and activities to combat terrorism; (2) whether any agency or entity has been designated to coordinate budget proposals, establish priorities,...