International trade (71 - 80 of 113 items)
Agricultural Trade: Five Countries' Foreign Market Development for High-Value Products
GGD-95-12: Published: Dec 14, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the structure, funding, and promotional activities of the organizations that develop foreign markets for high-value agricultural products (HVP), focusing on the: (1) organizations in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands that help develop foreign markets for HVP; (2) Department of Agriculture's (USDA) foreign market development p...
GSM Export Credit Guarantees
GGD-94-211R: Published: Sep 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of the General Sales Manager (GSM) export credit guarantee programs, intended to promote the export of U.S. agricultural commodities. GAO noted that: (1) from January 1980 through August 17, 1994, USDA issued about $51.1 billion of GSM credit guarantees to 61 countries, with Mexico, South...
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...
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...
International Trade: Efforts to Open Foreign Procurement Markets
T-GGD-94-155: Published: May 19, 1994. Publicly Released: May 19, 1994.
GAO discussed discrimination in foreign government procurement. GAO noted that: (1) the 1979 General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) negotiations on government procurement did not meet U.S. economic expectations; (2) the United States' objective in the Uruguay Round of GATT was to broaden telecommunications and electrical utility markets and competition for services and construction contract...
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...
Agricultural Loan Guarantees: National Advisory Council's Critical Views on Loans to Iraq Withheld
GGD-94-24: Published: Oct 27, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the process that the National Advisory Council on International Monetary and Financial Policies (NAC) used to approve over $6 billion in Department of Agriculture (USDA) loans and agricultural export credit guarantee programs to Iraq, focusing on the: (1) major issues debated in NAC regarding USDA agricultural loan and credit guarantee proposals fo...
Export Finance: Challenges Facing the U.S. Export-Import Bank
T-GGD-94-46: Published: Nov 3, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 3, 1993.
GAO discussed issues that affect the U.S. Export-Import Bank's (Eximbank) role in assisting U.S. exporters. GAO noted that: (1) there is considerable overlap in federal export financing programs, since Eximbank has not coordinated its programs with other agencies' export programs at the operational level; (2) in September 1993, the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee made specific recommendatio...