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Export Promotion: Initial Assessment of Governmentwide Strategic Plan
T-GGD-93-48: Published: Sep 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1993.
GAO discussed the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee's (TPCC) report on the federal strategic planning effort to promote exports. GAO noted that: (1) the TPCC strategic plan includes specific actions to improve individual agency programs and export promotion efforts, set governmenwide priorities, and create a unified export promotion budget by fiscal year 1995; (2) TPCC believes that interagen...
Foreign Assistance: Accuracy of AID Statistics on Dollars Flowing Back to the U.S. Economy Is Doubtful
NSIAD-93-196: Published: Aug 3, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 2, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how the Agency for International Development (AID) determines the extent to which U.S. foreign economic assistance dollars flow back to the United States through the procurement of U.S. goods and services.GAO found that: (1) both Buy American Reporting System (BARS) and AID reflow studies rely on imprecise and inconsistent measuring techniques and...
U.S.-Mexico Trade: The Maquiladora Industry and U.S. Employment
GGD-93-129: Published: Jul 20, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 19, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S.-Mexican trade, focusing on the: (1) growth in U.S.-Mexican trade, particularly in the top ten U.S.-manufactured exports to Mexico; and (2) maquiladora program's effect on U.S. employment.GAO found that: (1) since 1985, U.S. exports to Mexico have tripled and U.S imports from Mexico have grown by 80 percent; (2) U.S. investment in Mexico has do...
International Trade: Changes Needed to Improve Effectiveness of the Market Promotion Program
GGD-93-125: Published: Jul 7, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Foreign Agricultural Service's (FAS) administration of the Market Promotion Program (MPP), focusing on whether: (1) MPP funds increase commercial participants' promotional expenditures; (2) FAS has criteria for the length of time firms can remain in the program; (3) FAS has criteria for foreign firms' participation; (4) FAS has encouraged small...
International Trade: Effectiveness of Market Promotion Program Remains Unclear
GGD-93-103: Published: Jun 4, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1993.
Pursuant to congressional requests, GAO evaluated the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Market Promotion Program (MPP), focusing on whether MPP: (1) has successfully developed, maintained, or expanded U.S. agricultural exports; and (2) participants continue to need federal funding.GAO found that: (1) the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) believes that there is a positive correlation between MPP...
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...
Export Promotion: Improving Small Businesses' Access to Federal Programs
T-GGD-93-22: Published: Apr 28, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1993.
GAO discussed funding for federal export promotion programs, the delivery of export promotion services, the Export Enhancement Act of 1992, the status of federal efforts to help small businesses export, and ways to improve small companies' access to the programs. GAO noted that: (1) export promotion programs are not funded on the basis of any governmentwide strategy or set of priorities; (2) expor...
Export Promotion: Governmentwide Strategy Needed for Federal Programs
T-GGD-93-7: Published: Mar 15, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1993.
GAO discussed federal export promotion programs. GAO noted that: (1) there is no governmentwide export promotion strategy to govern any funding allocations; (2) in fiscal year 1991, the Department of Agriculture spent 74 percent of total federal outlays on export promotion and issued $5.7 billion in export loans and loan guarantees; (3) there is no single budget category for all export promotion p...
Export Promotion: Federal Efforts to Increase Exports of Renewable Energy Technologies
GGD-93-29: Published: Dec 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the federal Committee on Renewable Energy, Commerce, and Trade's (CORECT) efforts to promote the export of U.S. renewable energy technologies, focusing on CORECT: (1) export promotion activities; (2) guidelines for financing such exports; (3) recommendations for specific markets in the Caribbean Basin and Pacific Rim and its identification of futur...
International Trade Issues
OCG-93-11TR: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized issues relating to the federal government's role in international trade, focusing on: (1) enhancing U.S. competitiveness in an interdependent world; (2) promoting U.S. exports; (3) managing the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) export programs; (4) negotiating and administering trade agreements; and (5) analyzing national security-related foreig...