Foreign trade policies (51 - 60 of 99 items)
[U.S. Economic Relations With Cuba]
151076: Mar 15, 1994
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. economic relations with Cuba, focusing on: (1) claims filed by U.S. nationals against Cuba; (2) blocked Cuban assets in the United States; (3) trade between Cuba and foreign subsidiaries of U.S. companies; (4) Cuba's potential as a U.S. export market; and (5) the effect of lifting the U.S embargo on the U.S. Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI) pr...
International Trade: Observations on the Uruguay Round Agreement
T-GGD-94-98: Published: Feb 22, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1994.
GAO discussed the negotiations and agreements reached during the Uruguay Round of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). GAO noted that: (1) the United States achieved many of its objectives during the Uruguay Round of GATT; (2) the agreement should promote U.S. national interests that were not previously covered by GATT including services, intellectual property rights, and agricultura...
Foreign Assistance: U.S. Support for Caribbean Basin Assembly Industries
NSIAD-94-31: Published: Dec 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) impact that U.S. policies and programs have on the growth of assembly industries in the Caribbean Basin and on U.S. investment in these industries; (2) relationship between foreign assistance prohibitions and other foreign assistance objectives; and (3) implications for future U.S. foreign assistance and trade policies in the Basin.GAO fou...
U.S. Trade and Development Agency: Limitations Exist in Its Ability to Help Generate U.S. Exports
GGD-94-9: Published: Oct 20, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (TDA), focusing on: (1) whether TDA activities increase U.S. exports; (2) the factors that affect TDA ability to generate U.S. exports; and (3) five other countries' major development projects abroad that increase their exports.GAO found that: (1) since 1980, over 850 firms have participated in various TDA proj...
Export Finance: Challenges Facing the U.S. Export-Import Bank
T-GGD-94-46: Published: Nov 3, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 3, 1993.
GAO discussed issues that affect the U.S. Export-Import Bank's (Eximbank) role in assisting U.S. exporters. GAO noted that: (1) there is considerable overlap in federal export financing programs, since Eximbank has not coordinated its programs with other agencies' export programs at the operational level; (2) in September 1993, the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee made specific recommendatio...
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...
International Trade: Restrictions on U.S. Racehorses in Foreign Country Races
GGD-93-15: Published: Oct 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 25, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the barriers limiting United States racehorses' participation in foreign countries' races.GAO found that: (1) Japan limits foreign racehorses' entry into its races, which have the highest average purses in the world, because Japanese horses are inferior; (2) Japan levies a $33,000 tariff on each imported racehorse, but has none on breeding stock; (...
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: 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...
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...