Foreign trade policies (81 - 90 of 99 items)
International Trade: Pursuit of Trade Law Remedies by Small Business
NSIAD-89-69BR: Published: Dec 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1988.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO analyzed the trade law remedies that small businesses pursued against foreign trading practices, focusing on: (1) remedy costs; (2) the International Trade Commission's (ITC) Trade Remedy Assistance Office's provision of assistance and information; (3) small business ability to obtain the resources to pursue remedies; and (4) the costs to the federal gove...
Observations on U.S.-Japan Trade and Financial Relations
T-NSIAD-88-51: Published: Sep 27, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1988.
GAO discussed trade and financial relations between the United States and Japan, focusing on: (1) the impact of the Market-Oriented Sector-Selective (MOSS) talks on Japanese trading practices and policies; and (2) U.S. firms' concerns regarding Japanese market access. GAO noted that the MOSS talks: (1) addressed trading concerns in the telecommunications, electronics, medical equipment, forestry p...
U.S.-Japan Trade: Evaluation of the Market-Oriented Sector-Selective Talks
NSIAD-88-205: Published: Jul 18, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the results of the Market-Oriented Sector-Selective (MOSS) talks between the United States and Japan, focusing on how the talks helped U.S. firms to conduct business in Japan.GAO found that U.S. business representatives: (1) were generally positive about the outcome of the MOSS talks; (2) believed that the high-level government negotiations and ong...
Caribbean Basin Initiative: Impact on Selected Countries
NSIAD-88-177: Published: Jul 12, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Caribbean Basin Initiative's (CBI) impact on selected countries, focusing on: (1) its contributions toward alleviating debt-servicing problems, creating lasting employment opportunities, and fostering broadly based economic growth; (2) executive branch or congressional actions which worked against CBI; and (3) the Agency for International Devel...
U.S.-Japan Trade: Trade Data and Industry Views on MOSS Agreements
NSIAD-88-120FS: Published: Feb 23, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) trade between the United States and Japan pertaining to the industrial sectors the Market-Oriented Sector-Selective (MOSS) trade talks covered; and (2) whether the MOSS agreements have helped U.S. firms conduct business in Japan.GAO found that it was unable to fully measure and assess the effect of the MOSS talks because: (1)...
U.S.-Japan Trade: Interim Report on Sector-Selective Agreements
NSIAD-87-186BR: Published: Jul 10, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated U.S. initiatives to further open Japanese markets and reduce nontariff barriers, focusing on the effects of the Market-Oriented Sector-Selective (MOSS) talks on the telecommunications and pharmaceuticals and medical equipment industries.GAO found that: (1) the telecommunications and pharmaceuticals and medical equipment sectors were particularl...
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...
International Trade: The U.S. Trade Deficit--Causes and Policy Options for Solutions
NSIAD-87-135: Published: Apr 28, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) examined the causes of the increased U.S. trade deficit; and (2) discussed ways to reduce the deficit.GAO found that: (1) the most important cause of the increased U.S. trade deficit was the sharp rise in the value of the dollar, which caused the prices of U.S. goods to rise compared to the prices of foreign goods; (2) the strong U.S. economic recov...
International Trade: Combating Unfair Foreign Trade Practices
NSIAD-87-100: Published: Mar 17, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the dispute settlement process under section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, focusing on: (1) success in remedying U.S. trade complaints; and (2) experiences of section 301 petitioners. Under the act, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (OUSTR) may begin negotiations on its own or in response to a complaint; if the negotiations...
International Trade: Strengthening Worldwide Protection of Intellectual Property Rights
NSIAD-87-65: Published: Apr 15, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1987.
GAO reviewed federal efforts to reduce foreign piracy of intellectual property rights by encouraging foreign governments to strengthen their protection of intellectual property rights.GAO found that piracy of intellectual property rights: (1) limits return on firms' investments in patented innovations, trademarked products, and copyrighted works; (2) deprives legitimate businesses of sales; and (3...