Foreign trade agreements (61 - 70 of 108 items)
International Trade: Implementation of the U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement
GGD-93-21: Published: Oct 27, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implementation of the United States-Canada Free Trade Agreement (FTA), focusing on: (1) what U.S. and Canadian agencies have done to implement the agreement; (2) the agreement's effect on U.S.-Canada trade; (3) U.S. businesses' view of the agreement's rules of origin and related requirements; (4) how federal agencies coordinated trade activitie...
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...
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...
East European Energy: Romania's Energy Needs Persist
NSIAD-92-257: Published: Aug 4, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on Romania's efforts to reform and modernize its energy sector, focusing on: (1) trends and problems related to energy production and imports; (2) energy needs and planned recourse steps; (3) factors inhibiting U.S. trade and investment in the Romanian energy sector; and (4) U.S. and international efforts to assist Romania in developing...
U.S.-Mexico Trade: Assessment of Mexico's Environmental Controls for New Companies
GGD-92-113: Published: Aug 3, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed Mexico's environmental controls on new U.S. majority-owned companies under the Mexican maquiladora program, focusing on: (1) whether six U.S. maquiladora companies established between May 1990 and July 1991 followed Mexican regulations and procedures before beginning operations; (2) providing information on needed improvements in environmental cont...
International Trade: Romanian Trade Data
GGD-92-114: Published: Jul 20, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the impact of reinstating Romania's most-favored-nation (MFN) trade status.GAO found that: (1) U.S. imports from Romania peaked at $881 million in fiscal year (FY) 1985, but declined in FY 1986 to $750 million and to $714 million in FY 1987; (2) after Romania lost its MFN status in FY 1988, U.S. imports from Romania dropped to $348 m...
International Trade: Canada and Australia Rely Heavily on Wheat Boards to Market Grain
NSIAD-92-129: Published: Jun 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Canadian and Australian grain export marketing systems, focusing on: (1) their wheat board operations; (2) the type and amount of government assistance to wheat producers during the last 5 years; (3) their export credit systems; and (4) their reactions to U.S. export enhancement measures.GAO found that: (1) Canadian and Australian wheat boards...
International Procurement: NATO Allies' Implementation of Reciprocal Defense Agreements
T-NSIAD-92-29: Published: Apr 29, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1992.
GAO discussed how various European NATO allies are implementing their reciprocal defense procurement memorandums of understanding (MOU) with the United States. GAO noted that: (1) the United States and European government officials generally recognize the national security aspects of the agreements, but European officials also recognize the agreements' economic and trade aspects, since the United...
Securities Markets: Challenges to Harmonizing International Capital Standards Remain
GGD-92-41: Published: Mar 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1992.
GAO reported on international efforts to harmonize capital standards for securities firms and for banks' securities activities, focusing on the implications of those harmonization efforts for U.S. capital standards.GAO found that: (1) securities market regulators in such major markets as Japan, the United States, and the United Kingdom generally support efforts to harmonize capital standards; (2)...
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...