International economic relations (31 - 40 of 66 items)
Nuclear Safety: Status of U.S. Assistance to Improve the Safety of Soviet-Designed Reactors
RCED-97-5: Published: Oct 29, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) changes in the U.S. nuclear safety assistance program's goals since its inception; (2) the costs associated with the program; (3) the status of 13 safety projects implemented by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC); and (4) the way in which the agencies assess the effect of the projects on i...
NSIAD-96-230R: Published: Sep 30, 1996. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the U.S.-China Joint Defense Conversion Commission's (JDCC) activities. GAO noted that: (1) China's approach to defense conversion has been to integrate military and civilian production; (2) the Commission on Science, Technology, and Industry for National Defense (COSTIND) is the chief body in the Chinese government responsible for defense conversi...
International Trade: Challenges and Opportunities for U.S. Businesses in China
T-NSIAD-96-214: Published: Jul 29, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1996.
GAO discussed the challenges and opportunities for U.S. businesses in China. GAO noted that: (1) energy production, transportation, telecommunications, and the environment are key sectors for U.S. exports to China; (2) impediments to accessing the Chinese market include poor intellectual property protections, and the failure to implement international trade standards; (3) China and the United Stat...
Former Soviet Union: An Update on Coordination of U.S. Assistance and Economic Cooperation Programs
NSIAD-96-16: Published: Dec 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1995.
GAO examined U.S. bilateral programs designed to help the former Soviet Union (FSU) implement political and economic reforms, focusing on: (1) the Department of State Coordinator's role in and authority over bilateral FSU programs; and (2) interagency cooperation in implementing Freedom Support Act programs.GAO found that: (1) since GAO's February 1995 report, the FSU Coordinator's role has been e...
Review of Assistance to Colombia
NSIAD-96-62R: Published: Dec 12, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on U.S. aid to Colombia, focusing on: (1) the status of the Agency for International Development's (AID) administration of justice and population projects; (2) Colombia's economic and environmental reform efforts; and (3) Colombia's human rights record. GAO noted that: (1) the United States has provided Colombia with $691 million in ass...
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: 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...
U.S.-Chilean Trade: Developments in the Agriculture, Fisheries, and Forestry Sectors
GGD-93-88: Published: Apr 1, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed bilateral trade between the United States and Chile, focusing on: (1) U.S. trade and investment in Chile's agriculture, fishery, and forestry sectors; (2) the development of Chile's agriculture, fishery, and forestry exports to the United States; (3) how Chilean horticultural exports complement or compete with U.S. domestic production; and (4) impe...
Serbia-Montenegro: Implementation of U.N. Economic Sanctions
NSIAD-93-174: Published: Apr 22, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the implementation of the United Nations' (UN) economic sanctions against Serbia and Montenegro, focusing on: (1) sanction violations; and (2) options to strengthen the economic sanctions.GAO found that: (1) the sanctions have achieved their first objective of signaling the international community's condemnation of Serbia-Montenegro'...
GGD-93-10R: Published: Dec 22, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 8, 1993.
GAO provided information concerning the U.S.-Canada and the North American Free Trade (NAFTA) agreements. GAO noted that: (1) NAFTA eliminates the value content requirement for certain products and replaces it with a more general rule of origin based on a change in tariff classification; (2) NAFTA considers goods to be of North American origin if foreign parts and materials do not comprise more th...