World Trade Organization (51 - 60 of 183 items)
China Trade: WTO Membership and Most-Favored-Nation Status
T-NSIAD-98-209: Published: Jun 17, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the relationship between China's most-favored nation (MFN) status and World Trade Organization (WTO) membership, focusing on the: (1) WTO accession process; and (2) legal framework affecting China's MFN status, its implications for WTO membership, and the role Congress plays in the process.GAO noted that: (1) China has the largest economy worldwid...
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...
International Affairs Budget: Framework for Assessing Relevance, Priority, and Efficiency
T-NSIAD-98-18: Published: Oct 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the programs and activities funded by the international affairs budget, the function 150 account of the federal budget, focusing on the issues that should be raised in assessing the current programs and activities on the books that support U.S. foreign policy and economic objectives.GAO noted that: (1) funding in the 150 account, which totalled $1...
Assistance Available to U.S. Agricultural Producers Under U.S. Trade Law
NSIAD-98-49R: Published: Oct 20, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the tariff reductions negotiated and provisions for creation of a private dispute settlement mechanism for Florida fruit and vegetable products under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA); (2) safeguard provisions available to U.S. producers; (3) U.S. antidumping and countervailing duty remedies available to combat oth...
Trade Liberalization: Western Hemisphere Trade Issues Confronting the United States
NSIAD-97-119: Published: Jul 21, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on efforts to liberalize trade among the countries of the Western Hemisphere, focusing on: (1) the principal existing subregional trade arrangements in the Western Hemisphere; (2) the current status of Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) discussions; and (3) certain recent developments in regional trade liberalization outside the FTA...
Food and Agriculture Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1997-1999
IAP-97-12: Published: Jun 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1997.
GAO presented its Food and Agriculture issue area plan for fiscal years 1997 through 1999.GAO plans examine ways to: (1) promote the efficient delivery of food and nutrition assistance programs; (2) streamline the Department of Agriculture to improve efficiency in service delivery, reduce waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in agriculture programs, and promote the use of alternative program del...
World Trade Organization: Observations on the Ministerial Meeting in Singapore
T-NSIAD-97-92: Published: Feb 26, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1997.
GAO discussed the results of the World Trade Organization's (WTO) ministerial meeting in Singapore that took place in December 1996, focusing on: (1) trade liberalization; (2) implementation of Uruguay Round (UR) agreements; (3) areas of ongoing WTO negotiation; and (4) emerging trade issues that are being debated in the WTO and in other international forums.GAO noted that: (1) the Singapore minis...
Food Security: Preparations for the 1996 World Food Summit
NSIAD-97-44: Published: Nov 7, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. preparations for the 1996 World Food Summit, focusing on: (1) the origin, purpose, and financing of the summit; (2) the process used by member countries of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) to prepare and negotiate a policy declaration and plan of action for approval by world leaders or their representatives; (3) the...
Textile Trade: Operations of the Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements
NSIAD-96-186: Published: Sep 19, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the U.S. Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements' (CITA) role in administering the U.S. textile program, focusing on: (1) CITA authority, functions, resources, and costs under the Multifiber Arrangement (MFA) and the 1994 Agreement on Textiles and Clothing (ATC); (2) the CITA process for imposing quotas; (3) CITA use of data to make...