Exporting (81 - 90 of 91 items)
Export Promotion: U.S. Government Promotional Activities in Japan
NSIAD-89-77BR: Published: Feb 21, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO investigated certain allegations concerning the level and quality of U.S. government export promotion assistance in Japan, focusing on: (1) the budget and staffing level for export promotion activities in Japan; (2) U.S. businesses' views of the quality of assistance received; and (3) Japanese export promotion activities in the United States.GAO surveyed...
Export Promotion: Problems in Commerce's Programs
NSIAD-89-44: Published: Jan 26, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service's (US&FCS) foreign operations and progress in revitalizing U.S. export promotion efforts.GAO found that: (1) US&FCS was more responsive to overseas governments and businesses than the Department of State; (2) although the US&FCS budget remained constant, its program costs increased, resulting in staff redu...
Observations on the Less Developed Nation Debt Crisis
T-NSIAD-89-3: Published: Jan 4, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1989.
GAO discussed U.S. banking system exposure to less developed countries' (LDC) debts. GAO noted that: (1) since 1982, when U.S. bank exposure to LDC loans totalled more than 200 percent of their capital, banks have curtailed new loans to LDC and increased their regulatory capital; (2) although banks increased reserves against potential losses on LDC loans through voluntary actions and regulatory re...
International Trade: Libya Trade Sanctions
NSIAD-87-132BR: Published: May 21, 1987. Publicly Released: May 28, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the extent and effectiveness of restrictions on trade with Libya, and options for strengthening those restrictions.GAO found that: (1) current sanctions prohibit all direct trade with Libya except for donated articles intended to relieve human suffering; (2) the sanctions also restrict the extent to which foreign manufacturers may incorporate U.S...
International Trade: Symposium on the Causes of the U.S. Trade Deficit
NSIAD-87-135S: Published: May 15, 1987. Publicly Released: May 15, 1987.
GAO provided a supplement to its report on the causes of the U.S. trade deficit and the extent that deficit reduction depends on the actions of other countries.GAO sponsored a symposium of international trade specialists that reviewed the causes, outlook, and possible cures of the U.S. trade deficit. There are several explanations for the increased trade deficit, specifically: (1) foreign restrict...
European Use of Import Restrictions To Protect Domestic Auto Industries
NSIAD-85-24: Published: Nov 9, 1984. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1984.
GAO reported on the experiences of four European Economic Community (EEC) countries which were using voluntary export restraints and similar arrangements to restrict auto imports. In addition, GAO discussed Spain's use of domestic content requirements and other measures to foster the development of its auto industry.France, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom have imposed relatively limited res...
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation: Its Role in Development and Trade
ID-81-21: Published: Feb 27, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1981.
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) was created to mobilize and facilitate the participation of U.S. private capital and skills in the economic and social development of less developed friendly countries. GAO was asked to review OPIC to determine the developmental impact of OPIC-supported investments, the effects of these investments on the U.S. economy, and the participation of sma...
Formulation of U.S. International Energy Policies
ID-80-21: Published: Sep 30, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1980.
In establishing the Department of Energy (DOE), Congress gave it a central role in formulating international energy policy than its predecessors, recognizing that the complex international energy issues would require active involvement of other departments and agencies, as well as the Executive Office of the President (EOP). To find out how the United States develops international energy policy, G...
Coffee: Production and Marketing Systems
ID-77-54: Published: Oct 28, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1977.
Coffee is produced in 53 countries and territories and is vital to the economies of many underdeveloped countries that produce it. In 1976 its export value was more than $8 billion, second in value only to petroleum in international commodity trade. Over half of Colombia's and El Salvador's 1976 export earnings were from coffee.The United States has joined the 1962, 1968, and 1976 International Co...
Overview of Nuclear Export Policies of Major Foreign Supplier Nations
ID-77-60: Published: Oct 21, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 21, 1977.
A study of the peaceful nuclear export policies of major foreign supplier nations indicated that the United States faces increased competition from foreign suppliers. The United States and other supplier nations have reassessed their nuclear export programs and established the Nuclear Suppliers Group. Member nations have adopted some principles as a matter of national policy of future nuclear expo...