Export-Import Bank of the United States (31 - 40 of 169 items)
Cayman Islands: Business and Tax Advantages Attract U.S. Persons and Enforcement Challenges Exist
GAO-08-778: Published: Jul 24, 2008. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 2008.
The Cayman Islands is a major offshore financial center and the registered home of thousands of corporations and financial entities. Financial activity in the Cayman Islands is measured in the trillions of dollars annually. One Cayman building--Ugland House--has been the subject of public attention as the listed address of thousands of companies. To help Congress better understand the nature of U...
Export-Import Bank: Performance Standards for Small Business Assistance Are in Place but Ex-Im Is in the Early Stages of Measuring Their Effectiveness
GAO-08-915: Published: Jul 17, 2008. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 2008.
The Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) provides loans, loan guarantees, and insurance to support U.S. exports, and its support for small businesses has been a long-standing issue of congressional interest. Most recently in 2006, Congress required Ex-Im to develop, and GAO to review, performance standards for Ex-Im's assistance to small businesses, especially those owned by socially and economically disadv...
Export Promotion: Export-Import Bank Has Met Target for Small Business Financing Share
GAO-08-419T: Published: Jan 17, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 17, 2008.
The Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) provides loans, loan guarantees, and insurance to support U.S. exports. Its level of support for small business has been a long-standing issue of congressional interest. In 2002, Congress increased the proportion of financing Ex-Im must make available for small business to 20 percent. In 2006, Congress directed Ex-Im to make organizational changes related to small bu...
Export-Import Bank: Improvements Needed in Assessment of Economic Impact
GAO-07-1071: Published: Sep 12, 2007. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 2007.
Congress established the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im) to encourage U.S. exports. Congress has directed Ex-Im to consider the economic impact of its work and not to fund activities that will adversely affect U.S. industry. In this context, GAO reviewed (1) Ex-Im's policies and procedures for determining economic impact, (2) the extent to which Ex-Im appropriately identifies and a...
Ex-Im Bank: The U.S. Export-Import Bank's Financing of Dual-Use Exports
GAO-07-1234R: Published: Sep 27, 2007. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 2007.
Since October 1994, the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) has had statutory authority to provide loans, guarantees, and insurance to help finance U.S. exports of dual-use (military and civilian) defense articles and services, provided that it determines these items are nonlethal and meant primarily for civilian use. These dual-use exports include such items as vehicles that are used by the military...
Information on Selected Issues Concerning Banking Activities
GAO-07-593R: Published: Apr 30, 2007. Publicly Released: May 30, 2007.
This letter responds to Congress's request for information on (1) selected federal expenditures, policies, and programs that affect the U.S. banking industry and (2) certain banking industry trends. These include the savings and loan industry crisis, trade finance, tax policies, and profits and executive compensation. Congress's letter also asked us for information on bank fees; as agreed with Con...
Export Promotion: Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee's Role Remains Limited
GAO-06-660T: Published: Apr 26, 2006. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 2006.
In 1992, Congress established the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC) to provide a unifying interagency framework to coordinate U.S. export promotion activities and to develop a governmentwide strategic plan. TPCC member agencies' activities include providing training, market information, advocacy, trade finance and other services to U.S. companies, especially small- and medium-sized bus...
Export-Import Bank: Changes Would Improve the Reliability of Reporting on Small Business Financing
GAO-06-351: Published: Mar 3, 2006. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 2006.
The Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) provides loans, loan guarantees, and insurance to support U.S. exports. Its level of support for small business has been a long-standing issue of congressional interest. Most recently in 2002, Congress increased the proportion of financing Ex-Im must make available for small business to 20 percent. GAO examined legal and policy issues related to Ex-Im's small busines...
Globalization: Numerous Federal Activities Complement U.S. Business's Global Corporate Social Responsibility Efforts
GAO-05-744: Published: Aug 8, 2005. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 2005.
The trend toward globalization has intensified the debate about the proper role of business and government in global "corporate social responsibility" (CSR),which involves business efforts to address the social and environmental concerns associated with business operations. The growth in global trade and the dramatic increase in foreign direct investment in developing countries raise questions reg...
Financial Audit: The Export-Import Bank of the United States' Fiscal Year 2004 Management Representation Letter on Its Financial Statements
GAO-05-607R: Published: Jul 22, 2005. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 2005.
The Secretary of the Treasury, in coordination with the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is required to annually prepare and submit audited financial statements of the U.S. government to the President and the Congress. We are required to audit these consolidated financial statements (CFS) and report on the results of our work. In connection with fulfilling our requirement to...