Foreign trade policies (61 - 70 of 99 items)
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...
International Trade: Iraq's Participation in U.S. Agricultural Export Programs
NSIAD-91-76: Published: Nov 14, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined Iraq's participation in the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Export Credit Guarantee Programs, focusing on the: (1) development of Iraq as a U.S. agricultural export market; (2) Iraq's participation in other agricultural export development programs; and (3) investigations into program improprieties.GAO found that: (1) the Commodity Credit Corpora...
Foreign Investment: Aspects of the U.S.-Japan Relationship
NSIAD-90-203FS: Published: Jul 31, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 4, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the extent and sectoral composition of Japanese investment in the United States and U.S. investment in Japan; (2) the forms of Japanese direct investment in the United States, and (3) barriers to U.S. investment in Japan.GAO found that: (1) Japanese investments in the United States during 1980 through 1988 increased faster than...
International Trade: Soviet Export Data
NSIAD-90-209BR: Published: Jul 18, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on Soviet exports, focusing on: (1) Soviet exports to the United States and other countries; (2) the similarity between leading Soviet exports to the United States and other selected countries; (3) the differences between tariff rates for U.S. imports from the Soviet Union and countries granted most-favored-nation (MFN) trade status.GAO...
Status Report on GAO's Reviews of the Targeted Export Assistance Program, the Export Enhancement Program, and the GSM-102/103 Export Credit Guarantee Programs
T-NSIAD-90-53: Published: Jun 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1990.
GAO discussed the status of several programs administered by the Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). GAO found that: (1) FAS has drafted proposed regulations for the Targeted Export Assistance (TEA) program; (2) FAS still does not have an adequate system of internal controls to effectively manage the TEA program; (3) FAS exercises minimal oversight of program participan...
Economic Assistance: Integration of Japanese Aid and Trade Policies
NSIAD-90-149: Published: May 24, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Japanese foreign economic assistance and trade policies and determined the extent to which Japan integrated those policies.GAO found that: (1) Japan's economic assistance system has been more heavily influenced by commercial considerations than has the U.S system; (2) commercial considerations were a factor in Japan's focus on recipient countries'...
European Single Market: U.S. Government Efforts to Assist Small and Medium-Sized Exporters
NSIAD-90-167: Published: Jun 21, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO identified and evaluated trade issues related to the European Community's (EC) Single Internal Market Program (EC 1992), focusing on: (1) EC efforts to enhance the competitiveness of its small- and medium-sized enterprises; (2) U.S. government activities supporting U.S. small business exporters in the EC 1992 environment; and (3) areas in which collaboratio...
Export Controls: Advising U.S. Business of Policy Changes
NSIAD-90-201: Published: May 18, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on U.S. information dissemination regarding export control developments, focusing on: (1) the timeliness of implementation of agreed-upon U.S. export control changes; (2) U.S. actions to liberalize the list of controlled commodities; and (3) whether such practices would create disparate treatment between American exporters and their foreign competi...
Export Controls: Commerce Department Has Improved Its Foreign Policy Reports to Congress
NSIAD-90-169: Published: Jun 12, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 1990.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed three of the Secretary of Commerce's reports concerning imposing, expanding, or extending foreign policy export controls.GAO found that: (1) the reports generally complied with improved reporting requirements on foreign availability of controlled missile-related items; (2) the Department of Commerce consulted with industry concerning biological o...
European Community: U.S. Financial Services' Competitiveness Under the Single Market Program
T-NSIAD-90-45: Published: May 23, 1990. Publicly Released: May 23, 1990.
GAO discussed its assessment of how the European Community's (EC) Single Market Program might affect U.S. financial firms. GAO noted that the Single Market Program will create more opportunities for U.S. financial firms to expand their already considerable EC business. GAO found that: (1) it appeared that U.S. financial firms would face relatively few EC-imposed restrictions; (2) insurance has bee...