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International Trade: U.S. Government Policy Issues Affecting U.S. Business Activities in China
GGD-94-94: Published: May 4, 1994. Publicly Released: May 16, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. policies and programs that affect U.S. business activities in China, focusing on: (1) factors affecting the U.S.-China trade relationship; (2) U.S. and international programs that promote bilateral trade and support Chinese economic development; (3) U.S. policies that may decrease U.S. business opportunities in China; and (4) U.S. efforts to b...
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...
North American Free Trade Agreement: A Focus on the Substantive Issues
T-GGD-93-44: Published: Sep 21, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1993.
GAO discussed major issues associated with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). GAO noted that: (1) NAFTA will reduce barriers to North American trade and investment such as tariffs, import licensing, and customs user fees; (2) under NAFTA, investors will gain nondiscriminatory treatment, freedom from performance requirements, free transfer of investment-related funds, expropriation ba...
North American Free Trade Agreement: Assessment of Major Issues
GGD-93-137: Published: Sep 9, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1993.
GAO provided an overview of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), focusing on the: (1) provisions to liberalize trade and investment in North America; (2) special provisions for trade-sensitive economic sectors; (3) rules to implement the agreement; and (4) potential impacts on the economy, environment, labor, and immigration.GAO found that: (1) the NAFTA goal is to improve productivity...
GGD-93-10R: Published: Dec 22, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 8, 1993.
GAO provided information concerning the U.S.-Canada and the North American Free Trade (NAFTA) agreements. GAO noted that: (1) NAFTA eliminates the value content requirement for certain products and replaces it with a more general rule of origin based on a change in tariff classification; (2) NAFTA considers goods to be of North American origin if foreign parts and materials do not comprise more th...
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...
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...
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...
Chilean Trade: Factors Affecting U.S. Trade and Investment
GGD-92-106: Published: Jun 12, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the conditions affecting U.S. trade with and investment in Chile, focusing on: (1) Chile's trade and investment policies and U.S. concerns about those policies; (2) factors that may affect U.S. investment in Chile's mining industry and agricultural trade with Chile; and (3) U.S. efforts to promote trade with and investment in Chile.GAO found that:...