All Topics » International Affairs » International economic relations » International trade regulation
International trade regulation (61 - 70 of 72 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...
Transition Series: International Trade Issues
OCG-89-5TR: Published: Nov 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1988.
GAO summarized information on federal government issues relating to international trade and economic policy, including: (1) economic policies in an interdependent world; (2) trade negotiations and agreements; (3) management of export promotion and market development programs; (4) export controls; and (5) foreign direct investment in the United States.GAO noted that: (1) its trade deficit and statu...
[The Regulation of International Banks: Problems and Promises]
136253: Apr 25, 1988
GAO discussed the changing financial services environment's impact on international bank regulation and the irrelevance of traditional banking boundaries. GAO noted that the current progressive deregulation of banking activities could create an environment: (1) which would allow any financial institution to trade any product or compete in any part of the financial sector; and (2) with larger risks...
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)...
World Economic Developments: A View From Switzerland
137164: Jan 1, 1988
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 3, Fall 1988, discusses the changing global economy, focusing on: (1) the evolution of the free world economy away from dominance by a single nation to dominance by the United States, Japan, and Europe; (2) stresses in international economic relationships since World War II; and (3) the need for cooperation among economic powers...
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: 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: Trade Law Remedies Under Floating Exchange Rates
NSIAD-87-14: Published: Dec 16, 1986. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the floating exchange rate regime's compatibility with the international trading system's principles and U.S. trade laws to determine: (1) how exchange rate fluctuations can affect import relief the Trade Act of 1974 grants under section 201; (2) whether exchange rate changes alter the findings and the protection of the antidumpin...
Caribbean Basin Initiative: Legislative and Agency Actions Relating to the CBI
NSIAD-87-58FS: Published: Dec 8, 1986. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on legislation and agency rules, regulations, and decisions enacted to constrain the effectiveness of the 1983 Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI) legislation.GAO noted that Congress enacted CBI to: (1) permit the United States to import eligible products from designated countries in Central America and the Caribbean duty free; and (2)...
International Rules Governing Trade
124419: Jun 15, 1984
GAO discussed the international rules governing trade, focusing on international trade practices and international cooperation to overcome trade barriers. The main organization for the promotion of liberal international trade is the General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs (GATT), which was formed under the multilateral agreement of the same name. The trade discipline fostered by GATT operates under...