International agreements (71 - 80 of 95 items)
Nuclear Nonproliferation: Status of U.S. Efforts to Improve Nuclear Material Controls in Newly Independent States
NSIAD/RCED-96-89: Published: Mar 8, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. efforts to strengthen controls over nuclear materials in the newly independent states of the former Soviet Union, focusing on the: (1) nature and extent of problems with controlling direct-use nuclear materials in the newly independent states; (2) status and future prospects of U.S. efforts in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Belarus; and (3)...
Nuclear Nonproliferation: U.S. Efforts to Help Newly Independent States Improve Their Nuclear Material Controls
T-NSIAD/RCED-96-118: Published: Mar 13, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 1996.
GAO discussed U.S. efforts to strengthen controls over nuclear materials in the newly independent states (NIS) of the former Soviet Union. GAO noted that: (1) social and economic changes in the newly independent states have increased the threat of theft and diversion of nuclear material; (2) recent seizures of direct-use material in Russia and Europe have increased concerns about the adequacy of c...
U.S. Postal Service: Unresolved Issues in the International Mail Market
GGD-96-51: Published: Mar 11, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Postal Service's (USPS) participation in the international mail market, focusing on: (1) USPS responsibility for delivering and receiving international mail; (2) the competition for international mail delivery and USPS plans to increase its competitiveness; (3) legal or regulatory issues arising out of the competition in international mail serv...
Panama: DOD's Drawdown for the U.S. Military in Panama
NSIAD-95-183: Published: Aug 2, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1995.
GAO updated information on the U.S. military drawdown in Panama, focusing on: (1) the potential for a post-1999 U.S. presence in Panama; (2) the status of transfers of Department of Defense (DOD) properties and Panama's preparedness to accept them; (3) the coordination of treaty-related issues; (4) DOD environmental and property valuation policies; (5) DOD efforts to address employee terminations...
Agricultural Trade: Competitor Countries' Foreign Market Development Programs
T-GGD-95-184: Published: Jun 14, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed: (1) competitor countries' foreign agricultural market development activities; and (2) state trading enterprises (STE). GAO noted that: (1) the European Union spends far more on total agricultural support than the United States; (2) foreign market development includes advertising, consumer promotion, trade servicing and market research; (3) althou...
International Trade: Canada's Restrictions on Certain Salmon Imports
GGD-95-117: Published: Apr 20, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on Canada's policy regarding the import of fertilized salmon eggs and smolts, focusing on: (1) the reasons Canada implemented its policy; (2) whether concerned parties view Canada's policy as reasonable; and (3) whether opportunities exist for U.S. producers to increase their salmon egg and smolt exports.GAO found that: (1) since 1985,...
Nuclear Nonproliferation: U.S. International Nuclear Materials Tracking Capabilities Are Limited
RCED/AIMD-95-5: Published: Dec 27, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how the United States tracks its exported civilian nuclear materials and ensures their physical protection, focusing on the: (1) capabilities of the Department of Energy's (DOE) computerized Nuclear Materials Management and Safeguards System (NMMSS) to track the international movement of nuclear materials; and (2) adequacy of DOE planned new NMMSS...
International Trade: Long-Term Viability of U.S.-European Union Aircraft Agreement Uncertain
GGD-95-45: Published: Dec 19, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 6, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the 1992 bilateral aircraft agreement between the United States and the European Union (EU), focusing on the: (1) extent to which the agreement has proved viable in operation; (2) potential impact of changes in government support on the competitiveness of the U.S. civil aircraft industry; and (3) efforts of the United States and EU to extend covera...
North American Free Trade Agreement: Structure and Status of Implementing Organizations
GGD-95-10BR: Published: Oct 7, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the progress of establishing organizations to carry out the goals of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), focusing on the: (1) design and composition of the various organizations created by NAFTA and its related agreements; (2) status of staffing and budget-related issues for these organizations; and (3) expansion of NAFT...
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade: Agriculture Department's Projected Benefits Are Subject to Some Uncertainty
GGD/RCED-94-272: Published: Jul 22, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) report on the impact of the Final Act of the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations on U.S. agriculture, focusing on the: (1) report's analytical framework; and (2) assumptions USDA used in preparing the report.GAO found that: (1) although USDA used a reasonable analytical framework to determine the economic impa...