International trade (41 - 50 of 52 items)
International Trade: Symposium on the Causes of the U.S. Trade Deficit
NSIAD-87-135S: Published: May 15, 1987. Publicly Released: May 15, 1987.
GAO provided a supplement to its report on the causes of the U.S. trade deficit and the extent that deficit reduction depends on the actions of other countries.GAO sponsored a symposium of international trade specialists that reviewed the causes, outlook, and possible cures of the U.S. trade deficit. There are several explanations for the increased trade deficit, specifically: (1) foreign restrict...
Caribbean Basin Initiative: Legislative and Agency Actions Relating to the CBI
NSIAD-87-58FS: Published: Dec 8, 1986. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on legislation and agency rules, regulations, and decisions enacted to constrain the effectiveness of the 1983 Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI) legislation.GAO noted that Congress enacted CBI to: (1) permit the United States to import eligible products from designated countries in Central America and the Caribbean duty free; and (2)...
The European Branch: GAO in the Center of the Old World
120966: Jan 1, 1982
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 17, Issue 4, Fall 1982, discusses the functions of the European Branch of the GAO International Division. The branch has spent equal amounts of time reviewing both defense and foreign affairs activities. It has performed studies of foreign government programs and prepared reviews of military preparedness and logistics in the North Atlantic Treat...
The Growing Role of Trade as a Development Assistance Mechanism
ID-81-46: Published: Aug 11, 1981. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1981.
GAO reviewed how four developing countries use trade in their economic development and how bilateral and multilateral donors assist developing countries in the area of trade. The objectives of the review were to examine for Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia, the role of trade in their development and the existing and/or potential obstacles to implementing and/or maintaining a succ...
106215: Jun 21, 1978
Coffee is produced in 53 countries and territories and is vital to the economies of many underdeveloped countries. In 1976, the export value of coffee was more than $8 billion, second only to petroleum in international commodity trade. For the 1976-77 crop year, Uganda was the seventh largest coffee-producing country, producing 2.7 million bags weighing 60 kilo each. In 1976, Uganda exported 2.6 m...
Coffee: Production and Marketing Systems
ID-77-54: Published: Oct 28, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1977.
Coffee is produced in 53 countries and territories and is vital to the economies of many underdeveloped countries that produce it. In 1976 its export value was more than $8 billion, second in value only to petroleum in international commodity trade. Over half of Colombia's and El Salvador's 1976 export earnings were from coffee.The United States has joined the 1962, 1968, and 1976 International Co...
U.S. Direct Investment in South America's Andean Common Market
ID-76-88: Published: Jun 7, 1977. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 1977.
Through investment incentives, such as favorable tax policies and investment insurance, the government has sought to encourage the flow of U.S. direct investment to developing countries. U.S. policy has been to encourage economic integration mechanisms, such as common markets, one of these being the Andean Common Market (ANCOM), whose principal objective is to develop the Andean area.The foreign i...
Fifth International Tin Agreement-Issues and Possible Implications
ID-76-64: Published: Aug 30, 1976. Publicly Released: Aug 30, 1976.
No summary is currently available...
GAO Observations of Some United States Foreign Affairs Operations
100580: Feb 21, 1976
Middle East countries receive the major portion of the appropriations for security supporting assistance, which is not significantly greater than appropriations for development assistance. Egypt could not provide the necessary manpower, local currency support, and management resources to handle the volume and type of U.S. assistance that was planned. Rather than provide sorely needed raw material...