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North American Free Trade Agreement: U.S.-Mexican Trade and Investment Data
GGD-92-131: Published: Sep 25, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the prospective North American Free Trade Agreement, focusing on: (1) Mexico's trade with the United States, and its worldwide and selected bilateral trade for 1980 through 1991; (2) foreign direct investment between Mexico and the United States and selected countries' direct investment in Mexico; (3) maquiladora operations in Mexico...
GGD-93-1R: Published: Oct 6, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on making federal export financing and export promotion programs more accessible to small businesses. GAO noted that: (1) the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC) has not addressed the issue of streamlining the government's export promotion structure; (2) proposed legislation would create a field network of consolidated export...
Export Promotion: Problems in the Small Business Administration's Programs
GGD-92-77: Published: Sep 2, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Small Business Administration's (SBA) export promotion programs, focusing on: (1) how the 21 international trade subcenters of the Small Business Development Center Program (SBDC) provide export counseling; (2) the subcenters' coordination of their activities with Department of Commerce export promotion assistance; (3) the financial assistance...
Export Promotion: Federal Approach Is Fragmented
T-GGD-92-68: Published: Aug 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1992.
GAO discussed U.S. government export promotion programs and how the existing federal export promotion system could be improved. GAO noted that: (1) export promotion generates economic growth by helping firms increase export ability and improve competitiveness; (2) 1991 U.S. export promotion program spending totalled $2.7 billion, and the federal government approved about $21.4 billion in export lo...
Progress in GATT Negotiations
GGD-92-6R: Published: Jul 31, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1992.
GAO provided information on the progress of agricultural trade negotiations under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). GAO found that: (1) although the GATT parties accepted the proposed GATT agreement as the basis for further negotiations, they were unable to reach final agreement by April 1992, as planned; (2) the GATT parties agreed to proceed with negotiations that included submi...
Overseas Staffing: U.S. Economic, Commercial, and Agricultural Staffing in Japan and Korea
NSIAD-92-162: Published: Apr 24, 1992. Publicly Released: May 14, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed staffing at U.S. embassies and their consulates in Japan and Korea, focusing on: (1) staffing levels in the economic, commercial, and agricultural sections; (2) embassies' views on their own efforts to analyze, report, and act on trade and economic issues; and (3) U.S. companies' views on embassy support in promoting U.S. exports.GAO found that: (1...
International Trade: Soviet Agricultural Reform and the U.S. Government Response
NSIAD-91-152: Published: Jun 28, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on: (1) recent Soviet agricultural reforms; and (2) the U.S. government's response to these reforms.GAO found that: (1) the overall objective of the Soviet Union's agricultural strategy was to improve the quality and quantity of food available to its citizens by restructuring investments, streamlining the bureaucracy, and improving economic incenti...
Soviet Oil Production and Obstacles to U.S. Trade and Investment
T-NSIAD-91-41: Published: Jun 19, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1991.
GAO discussed the: (1) recent decline in Soviet oil production and the reasons for the decline; and (2) principal obstacles to U.S. trade and investment in Soviet oil exploration and production. GAO noted that: (1) Soviet oil production decreased by about 9 percent and oil exports decreased by 15 percent since 1988; (2) since petroleum exports comprised 33 percent of the Soviet Union's total hard...
U.S. Government Export Promotion Programs Could Be Improved
T-NSIAD-91-39: Published: May 23, 1991. Publicly Released: May 23, 1991.
GAO discussed federal government export promotion programs, focusing on: (1) past weaknesses; and (2) efforts to coordinate the programs. GAO noted that: (1) export program weaknesses included lack of predictable and rational funding, inappropriate program focus, and inability to supply timely, product-specific information to clients; and (2) although national export conferences held by the Intera...
The U.S. Export-Import Bank: Review of a Proposal to Finance Military Exports
T-NSIAD-91-16: Published: May 2, 1991. Publicly Released: May 2, 1991.
GAO discussed the U.S. Export-Import Bank's (Eximbank) proposal to finance military exports. GAO noted that: (1) the proposed legislation would establish a pilot program for Eximbank to provide guarantees or insurance for military exports to U.S. allies and other foreign countries through fiscal year 1992; (2) Eximbank believed that the proposed legislation would create a balanced market for U.S....