Foreign trade agreements (31 - 40 of 108 items)
U.S. Apparel Imports From Caribbean Basin Countries and Mexico
NSIAD-98-59R: Published: Dec 3, 1997. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed trends in U.S. apparel imports from Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI) countries over the last decade, focusing on the: (1) trends in the value of apparel imports from CBI countries and other countries; and (2) rates of growth of apparel imports from CBI countries and Mexico.GAO noted that: (1) the data on trends in apparel imported to the United Sta...
North American Free Trade Agreement: Impacts and Implementation
T-NSIAD-97-256: Published: Sep 11, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1997.
GAO discussed the impact and implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), focusing on: (1) its review of three major studies of NAFTA's economic impacts and a brief overview of NAFTA's adjustment programs; (2) the implementation of NAFTA's mechanisms to both avoid and resolve disputes among the parties; and (3) the implementation of NAFTA's supplemental agreements on environm...
Trade Liberalization: Recent Developments in Western Hemisphere Trade Arrangements
T-NSIAD-97-220: Published: Jul 22, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1997.
GAO discussed various issues regarding Western Hemisphere trade liberalization, focusing on: (1) the principal existing subregional trade arrangements in the Western Hemisphere; (2) the current status of Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) discussions; and (3) recent developments in regional trade liberalization outside of the FTAA process and their possible implications for the United States.G...
Trade Liberalization: Western Hemisphere Trade Issues Confronting the United States
NSIAD-97-119: Published: Jul 21, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on efforts to liberalize trade among the countries of the Western Hemisphere, focusing on: (1) the principal existing subregional trade arrangements in the Western Hemisphere; (2) the current status of Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) discussions; and (3) certain recent developments in regional trade liberalization outside the FTA...
Hong Kong's Reversion to China: Effective Monitoring Critical to Assess U.S. Nonproliferation Risks
NSIAD-97-149: Published: May 22, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether U.S. export control policy toward Hong Kong will adequately protect U.S. national security and nonproliferation interests after Hong Kong's reversion to China, focusing on: (1) the potential risks and consequences of continuing to export sensitive technologies to the territory after reversion, given China's past proliferation behavior; (2)...
World Trade Organization: Observations on the Ministerial Meeting in Singapore
T-NSIAD-97-92: Published: Feb 26, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1997.
GAO discussed the results of the World Trade Organization's (WTO) ministerial meeting in Singapore that took place in December 1996, focusing on: (1) trade liberalization; (2) implementation of Uruguay Round (UR) agreements; (3) areas of ongoing WTO negotiation; and (4) emerging trade issues that are being debated in the WTO and in other international forums.GAO noted that: (1) the Singapore minis...
International Relations and Trade Issue Area--Active Assignments
AA-97-5(1): Published: Jan 2, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1997.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the International Relations and Trade issue area as of January 2, 1997...
World Trade Organization: Status of Issues to Be Considered at Singapore Ministerial Meeting
T-NSIAD-96-243: Published: Sep 27, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1996.
GAO discussed the implementation of the Uruguay Round agreements and the World Trade Organization's (WTO) operations in the context of the upcoming Singapore ministerial meeting. GAO noted that: (1) implementation of the Uruguay Round agreements is complex, and the Singapore meeting will provide WTO member countries with the opportunity to take stock of their implementation efforts; (2) limitation...
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...
International Trade: Implementation Issues Concerning the World Trade Organization
T-NSIAD-96-122: Published: Mar 13, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 1996.
GAO discussed the implementation of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade's Uruguay Round agreements and the operation of the World Trade Organization (WTO). GAO noted that: (1) the U.S. has generally achieved its negotiating objectives in the Uruguay Round; (2) the agreements are expected to open markets by reducing trade barriers and unfair trade practices; (3) some U.S. industries and dome...