International economic relations (41 - 50 of 89 items)
Foreign Aid: Actions Taken to Improve Food Aid Management
NSIAD-95-74: Published: Mar 23, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed food assistance programs authorized under titles II and III of the 1990 Agricultural Development and Trade Act, focusing on actions the Agency for International Development (AID) has taken to implement previous GAO recommendations.GAO found that: (1) AID has fully or partially implemented 11 of 13 recommendations that GAO made regarding problems...
International Trade: Reauthorization of the Generalized System of Preferences Program
T-GGD-95-104: Published: Feb 27, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1995.
GAO discussed the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Program and its reauthorization. GAO noted that: (1) a few beneficiary countries receive the majority of GSP benefits, but not all GSP-eligible products enter the United States duty-free because of certain program limitations; (2) the program generally has a well structured process for adding or removing products from GSP coverage; (3) prog...
Former Soviet Union: U.S. Bilateral Program Lacks Effective Coordination
NSIAD-95-10: Published: Feb 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the federal government's efforts to transform former Soviet Union (FSU) command economies into more efficient, market-based economies, focusing on the: (1) size, scope, and status of the various U.S. bilateral programs; (2) structures for coordinating and managing these programs; and (3) coordination and structural problems the Administration faces...
International Trade: Assessment of the Generalized System of Preferences Program
GGD-95-9: Published: Nov 9, 1994. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences Program (GSP), focusing on: (1) the benefits provided to beneficiary developing countries (BDC); (2) the limitations on GSP imports; (3) how products are removed from or added to GSP coverage; and (4) whether program provisions requiring that countries follow certain intellectual prope...
International Trade: Issues Concerning the Generalized System of Preferences Program
T-GGD-94-174: Published: Jun 20, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1994.
GAO discussed the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program. GAO noted that: (1) most GSP benefits accrue to fewer than 10 of the 145 beneficiary countries; (2) many countries are not eligible for GSP benefits because of several program provisions that limit benefits; (3) although the GSP program has a generally well-structured administrative process, opportunities exist to promote better in...
International Trade: Combating U.S. Competitors' Tied Aid Practices
T-GGD-94-156: Published: May 25, 1994. Publicly Released: May 25, 1994.
GAO discussed tied aid, focusing on the: (1) adverse impact on U.S. exports of six major U.S. competitors' tied aid practices; (2) differences between U.S. tied aid programs and those of major competitors; (3) U.S. policy toward tied aid; (4) Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD) 1992 tied aid agreement; and (5) Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee's (TPCC) new Tied Aid...
International Trade: Competitors' Tied Aid Practices Affect U.S. Exports
GGD-94-81: Published: May 25, 1994. Publicly Released: May 25, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the tied aid practices of the United States and its major competitors, focusing on: (1) the amount of aid provided by the United States and its competitors; (2) the types of tied aid programs available from each country; and (3) how U.S. competitors' tied aid programs affect U.S. exports.GAO found that: (1) the amount of tied aid the United States...
[U.S. Economic Relations With Cuba]
151076: Mar 15, 1994
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. economic relations with Cuba, focusing on: (1) claims filed by U.S. nationals against Cuba; (2) blocked Cuban assets in the United States; (3) trade between Cuba and foreign subsidiaries of U.S. companies; (4) Cuba's potential as a U.S. export market; and (5) the effect of lifting the U.S embargo on the U.S. Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI) pr...
International Trade: Kazakhstan Unlikely to Be Major Source of Oil for the United States
GGD-94-74: Published: Mar 4, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) Kazakhstan's potential as a source of oil for the United States; and (2) issues affecting U.S. investment in Kazakhstan's petroleum industry.GAO found that: (1) Kazakhstan is unlikely to become a major oil source for the United States, since its oil production only accounts for 2 percent of world production; (2) Kazakhstan's oil...
Foreign Assistance: U.S. Support for Caribbean Basin Assembly Industries
NSIAD-94-31: Published: Dec 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) impact that U.S. policies and programs have on the growth of assembly industries in the Caribbean Basin and on U.S. investment in these industries; (2) relationship between foreign assistance prohibitions and other foreign assistance objectives; and (3) implications for future U.S. foreign assistance and trade policies in the Basin.GAO fou...