Exporting (31 - 40 of 91 items)
Export Finance: The Small Business Administration's Role in Meeting Small Business Needs
T-GGD-95-235: Published: Sep 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 1995.
GAO discussed information on the Small Business Administration's (SBA) Export Working Capital Program (EWCP), focusing on SBA role in meeting the export finance needs of small-and medium-sized businesses. GAO noted that SBA has: (1) worked with the U.S. Export-Import Bank to streamline and standardize its working capital programs; (2) supported U.S. export assistance centers by assigning 11 staff...
Government Reorganization: Observations About Creating a U.S. Trade Administration
T-GGD-95-234: Published: Sep 6, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 1995.
GAO discussed proposed legislation to create a U.S. Trade Administration (USTA) by merging the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) with several Department of Commerce offices and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency. GAO noted that: (1) creating a trade administration that lacks cabinet-level department status could lead to the perception that the new agency does not have the status of...
Food Aid: Competing Goals and Requirements Hinder Title I Program Results
GGD-95-68: Published: Jun 26, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the impact of Title I assistance on: (1) sustainable economic development in recipient countries; and (2) long-term market development for U.S. agricultural goods in those countries.GAO found that: (1) U.S. agricultural exports and world food aid have decreased because there are other donor countries and new programs such as the Department of Agr...
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...
Export Promotion: Rationales for and Against Government Programs and Expenditures
T-GGD-95-169: Published: May 23, 1995. Publicly Released: May 23, 1995.
GAO discussed the rationales for and against the operation of government export promotion programs. GAO noted that: (1) supporters have justified export promotion programs for job creation and deficit reduction and the enhancement of trade policy objectives, but there are no empirical data on the programs' effect on such issues; (2) many economists believe that government intervention in private m...
U.S. Department of Agriculture: Foreign-Owned Exporters' Participation in the Export Enhancement Program
GGD-95-127: Published: May 11, 1995. Publicly Released: May 11, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the participation of foreign-owned companies in the Foreign Agricultural Service's (FAS) Export Enhancement Program (EEP).GAO found that: (1) foreign exporters' participation in EEP is consistent with the program's basic objectives of discouraging other countries' unfair trade practices and increasing the competitiveness of U.S. agricultural commod...
International Trade: U.S. Efforts to Counter Competitors' Tied Aid Practices
T-GGD-95-128: Published: Mar 28, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1995.
GAO discussed the tied aid practices of the United States and its major competitors, focusing on the: (1) adverse effects of foreign tied aid programs on U.S. exports; and (2) effectiveness of U.S. efforts to mitigate these potential adverse effects. GAO noted that: (1) foreign competitors' tied aid practices can cause trade distortions, adversely affect economic development policy decisions, and...
Former Soviet Union: Creditworthiness of Successor States and U.S. Export Credit Guarantees
GGD-95-60: Published: Feb 24, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the creditworthiness of the former Soviet Union (FSU) and its successor states in the context of the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of the General Sales Manager (GSM)-102 Export Credit Guarantee Program, focusing on: (1) the countries' general economic and political environment; (2) the relationship between the Soviet debt crisis and Sov...
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...
International Trade: Coordination of U.S. Export Promotion Activities in Pacific Rim Countries
GGD-94-192: Published: Aug 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on U.S. export promotion activities in selected Pacific Rim countries, focusing on the level of coordination that exists among federal agencies conducting export promotion activities.GAO noted that: (1) of the many U.S. agencies that provide a wide range of export promotion services to U.S. businesses operating in the Pacific Rim, the f...