World Trade Organization (111 - 120 of 184 items)
U.S.-Mexico Trade: Impact of Liberalization in the Agricultural Sector
NSIAD-91-155: Published: Mar 29, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) examined efforts to remove impediments to agricultural trade between the United States and Mexico; (2) explored the benefits of increasing such trade; (3) reviewed remaining barriers to be addressed in free-trade agreement negotiations; and (4) obtained the views of U.S. producer groups on agricultural trade liberalization.GAO found that between 1980 a...
U.S.-Mexico Agricultural Trade Liberalization
T-NSIAD-91-24: Published: Apr 24, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1991.
GAO discussed recent developments in agricultural trade between the United States and Mexico and the views of U.S. agricultural industry groups regarding trade liberalization measures. GAO noted that: (1) Mexico's agricultural exports to the U.S. more than doubled between fiscal year (FY) 1980 and FY 1989 and U.S. and Mexican agricultural trade increased from $2.3 billion in 1982 to $5 billion in...
Agricultural Trade Negotiations at a Crossroads
T-NSIAD-91-10: Published: Feb 28, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1991.
GAO discussed the status of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade's agricultural trade negotiations, focusing on the: (1) disagreement between the United States and the European Community (EC); (2) need for an extension of fast-track authority; and (3) importance of U.S. agricultural groups' backing. GAO noted that: (1) the United States was willing to make fundamental changes in its system o...
Latin America: Views on the Enterprise for the Americas Initiative
T-NSIAD-91-7: Published: Feb 27, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1991.
GAO discussed the Enterprise for the Americas Initiative, a U.S.-proposed approach to stimulate sustained economic development in Latin American and Caribbean countries. GAO noted that: (1) the Initiative called for expansion of two-way trade negotiations, implementation of free-trade negotiating agreements, reduction and restructure of bilateral debt, and the promotion of direct investment in Lat...
Agricultural Trade Negotiations: Stalemate in the Uruguay Round
NSIAD-91-129: Published: Feb 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the progress in the multilateral trade negotiations of the Uruguay Round of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, focusing on the agricultural trade component.GAO found that: (1) the United States and the European Community (EC) continued to disagree strongly on the nature and extent of agricultural trade liberalization; (2) participating cou...
Major Issues Facing the 102nd Congress
T-OCG-91-1: Published: Jan 23, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 1991.
GAO discussed the critical issues Congress and the Administration have faced since November 1988. GAO noted that: (1) the budget deficit could reach $300 billion or more in 1991; (2) long-term economic forecasts imply that the budget deficit and a low domestic saving rate will constrict opportunities for economic growth; (3) Department of Defense weapons programs were hampered by management failur...
U.S. Food Exports: Five Countries' Standards and Procedures for Testing Pesticide Residues
NSIAD-91-90: Published: Dec 20, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) U.S. efforts to prevent or resolve trade disputes over pesticide use; (2) four Pacific Rim countries' and Australia's procedures for setting tolerance levels and testing for pesticides on U.S.-exported produce; and (3) those foreign governments' technical capabilities for pesticide testing.GAO found that: (1) the United States m...
Major Issues Facing the 102nd Congress
144266: Jan 1, 1991
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 12, Spring 1991, briefly highlights issues that Congress will face, including: (1) the state of the economy and the federal deficit; (2) defense policy and operations; (3) financial institution regulation and resolution; (4) health care system costs and access; (5) transportation infrastructure; (6) agriculture; (7) energy; (8) environment; (9)...
The International Dimensions of Domestic Programs
145028: Jan 1, 1991
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 13, Summer/Fall 1991, discusses the international dimensions of domestic programs, focusing on the extent to which such domestic policies as environment, agriculture, energy, and transportation increasingly interrelate with other countries' programs and policies...
International Trade: Comparison of U.S. and Foreign Antidumping Practices
NSIAD-91-59: Published: Nov 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade-related antidumping policies and practices of the United States and its major trading partners, focusing on government, legal, and industry views on the: (1) sufficiency of evidence for initiating investigations; (2) transparency of antidumping practices to the parties involved and to the public; and (3) r...