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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...
Mexico's Financial Crisis: Origins, Awareness, Assistance, and Initial Efforts to Recover
GGD-96-56: Published: Feb 23, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined Mexico's financial crisis, focusing on the: (1) origins of the crisis; (2) extent to which the U.S. government and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) were aware of Mexico's financial crisis; (3) U.S. and IMF response to the crisis; and (4) Treasury's use of the Exchange Stabilization Fund (ESF) to fund financial assistance to Mexico.GAO found th...
U.S.-China Trade: Implementation of Agreements on Market Access and Intellectual Property
GGD-95-61: Published: Jan 25, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed China's implementation of two memoranda of understanding regarding improved market access and intellectual property rights (IPR) protection, focusing on: (1) China's compliance with the market access provisions; (2) China's progress in meeting eligibility requirements for the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT); (3) China's compliance wit...
North American Free Trade Agreement: Structure and Status of Implementing Organizations
GGD-95-10BR: Published: Oct 7, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the progress of establishing organizations to carry out the goals of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), focusing on the: (1) design and composition of the various organizations created by NAFTA and its related agreements; (2) status of staffing and budget-related issues for these organizations; and (3) expansion of NAFT...
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade: Uruguay Round Final Act Should Produce Overall U.S. Economic Gains (Volume 1)
GGD-94-83A: Published: Jul 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Uruguay Round of negotiations of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), focusing on the: (1) negotiating objectives for the round; and (2) projected impact of the Final Act on the agreement.GAO found that: (1) the act should produce overall economic gains for the United States and increase international trade, reduce tariffs, create stronger trade dispute settlement pr...
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade: Uruguay Round Final Act Should Produce Overall U.S. Economic Gains (Volume 2)
GGD-94-83B: Published: Jul 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1994.
GAO presented a reference document assessing the major issues associated with the 1994 Uruguay Round of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). The assessment: (1) discusses the original trading problems that led to the Uruguay Round negotiations; (2) identifies U.S. negotiating objectives; (3) presents the results of negotiations as provisions of the final agreement; (4) analyzes the l...
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade: Agriculture Department's Projected Benefits Are Subject to Some Uncertainty
GGD/RCED-94-272: Published: Jul 22, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) report on the impact of the Final Act of the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations on U.S. agriculture, focusing on the: (1) report's analytical framework; and (2) assumptions USDA used in preparing the report.GAO found that: (1) although USDA used a reasonable analytical framework to determine the economic impa...
International Trade: Issues Concerning the Generalized System of Preferences Program
T-GGD-94-174: Published: Jun 20, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1994.
GAO discussed the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program. GAO noted that: (1) most GSP benefits accrue to fewer than 10 of the 145 beneficiary countries; (2) many countries are not eligible for GSP benefits because of several program provisions that limit benefits; (3) although the GSP program has a generally well-structured administrative process, opportunities exist to promote better in...