International agreements (71 - 80 of 95 items)
U.S.-Mexico Trade: Assessment of Mexico's Environmental Controls for New Companies
GGD-92-113: Published: Aug 3, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed Mexico's environmental controls on new U.S. majority-owned companies under the Mexican maquiladora program, focusing on: (1) whether six U.S. maquiladora companies established between May 1990 and July 1991 followed Mexican regulations and procedures before beginning operations; (2) providing information on needed improvements in environmental cont...
International Environment: Options for Strengthening Environmental Agreements
T-RCED-92-83: Published: Aug 7, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 7, 1992.
GAO discussed implementing, monitoring, and strengthening the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development's environmental agreements. GAO noted that: (1) both developed and developing countries lack agreement implementation and monitoring capability due to incomplete reporting, limited information, and insufficient resources; (2) developing countries lack technical and financial resou...
Export Controls: Multilateral Efforts to Improve Enforcement
NSIAD-92-167: Published: May 18, 1992. Publicly Released: May 18, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of multilateral efforts to improve export control enforcement, focusing on: (1) enforcement initiatives taken by the Coordinating Committee for Multilateral Export Controls (COCOM) and other multilateral export control regimes; (2) the potential impact of the elimination of internal borders in the European Community (EC) on enforcement;...
Arms Control: U.S. and International Efforts to Ban Chemical Weapons
NSIAD-91-317: Published: Sep 30, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 10, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of U.S. and multilateral efforts to stop the proliferation of and eventually destroy all chemical weapons, focusing on: (1) the Administration's export control policies and procedures; (2) U.S. coordination with other countries on the control of chemicals and equipment used in making chemical weapons, including U.S. partic...
U.S.-Mexico Trade: Concerns About the Adequacy of Border Infrastructure
NSIAD-91-228: Published: May 16, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the U.S.-Mexico border infrastructure capacity and trade initiatives between the two countries, focusing on: (1) the process for planning and expanding border inspection facilities; (2) U.S. and Mexican efforts to expedite processing of border commercial traffic; (3) staffing patterns of U.S. agencies involved in inspections along th...
U.S.-Mexico Trade: Information on Environmental Regulations and Enforcement
NSIAD-91-227: Published: May 13, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Mexican environmental protection standards and enforcement, focusing on: (1) Mexico's environmental problems; (2) Mexican environmental protection laws and regulations; (3) Mexico's resources and efforts to implement and enforce its environmental protection program; and (4) U.S.-Mexico cooperative efforts to enhance environmental protection.GAO fou...
State Department: Need to Reassess U.S. Participation in the International Joint Commission
NSIAD-89-164: Published: Jun 29, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. participation in the International Joint Commission (IJC), focusing on the extent to which U.S. agencies have implemented IJC recommendations.GAO found that U.S. agencies did not: (1) fully implement at least 43 percent of IJC recommendations in biennial reports on water quality; or (2) acknowledge or respond to many IJC recommendations. GAO a...
U.S. Military Aircraft Coproduction With Japan
T-NSIAD-89-6: Published: Feb 23, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1989.
GAO discussed the U.S. military aircraft coproduction agreement with Japan. GAO found that: (1) the United States entered into aircraft coproduction agreements with Japan primarily for defense and foreign policy reasons, while Japan based its decision on economic and industrial development; (2) although the coproduction agreement has been updated twice, Japan has a license to produce 88 F-15 aircr...
Diplomacy and the Ozone Crisis
139240: Jan 1, 1989
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 6, Summer 1989, discusses the new mode of international cooperation that reduces substances that damage the environment. In 1987, representatives from countries worldwide signed an agreement that established controls on certain chemicals that can destroy the ozone layer. Although the United States banned the use of chlorofluorocarbons (CFC), the...
International Finance: Competitive Concerns of Foreign Financial Firms in Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States
NSIAD-88-171: Published: Jun 24, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the regulatory treatment of U.S. financial firms in Japan and the United Kingdom and the treatment of foreign financial firms in the United States to determine whether the three countries uniformly applied national treatment.GAO found that: (1) all three countries made steady progress in reducing competitive barriers; and (2) national treatment app...