Export regulation (51 - 60 of 83 items)
International Trade: Priority Trade Damage Estimates Could Have Been Developed
NSIAD-91-236: Published: Sep 10, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 10, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined the U.S. Trade Representative's (USTR) progress in implementing section 310 of the Trade Act of 1974 (super-301), which requires USTR to identify those trade barriers whose elimination would have the most significant potential to increase U.S. exports, focusing on: (1) USTR criteria for designating priority unfair trade practices in 1989 and 1990...
International Food Safety: Comparison of U.S. and Codex Pesticide Standards
PEMD-91-22: Published: Aug 22, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared current U.S. and Codex Alimentarius Commission pesticide standards to determine the potential implications of such differences for U.S. trade and food safety.GAO found that: (1) key areas where differences existed between the Codex and U.S. processes for establishing pesticide standards include the mix of pesticides included in each system, the use...
The U.S. Export-Import Bank: No Evidence of Financing Restricted Chemical Exports to Iraq
NSIAD-91-284: Published: Sep 30, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. Export-Import Bank (Eximbank) transactions involving chemicals exported to Iraq from January 1987 to August 1990, focusing on: (1) whether there was evidence that Eximbank financed the export of dual-use chemicals to Iraq; and (2) the Eximbank role in monitoring and controlling exports.GAO found: (1) according to an Eximbank Engineering Divisi...
International Trade: Bulgarian Trade Data
NSIAD-91-150BR: Published: Mar 11, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the impact of granting Bulgaria a most-favored-nation trade status, focusing on: (1) tariff rates on U.S. imports from Bulgaria compared to rates from other countries; and (2) leading U.S. exports to and imports from Bulgaria from 1987 to 1990.GAO found that: (1) the weighted average tariff rate on dutiable products could decline from 21 percent t...
Export Controls: Opportunities for Improving Compliance With Export Administration Regulations
NSIAD-91-47: Published: Dec 6, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 6, 1990.
GAO assessed the Department of Commerce's procedures for providing oral advice to exporters regarding controls on the export of commercial products that could be of military use.GAO found that: (1) the Bureau of Export Administration (BXA) reported that it received over 160,000 export-control-related telephone inquiries during fiscal year (FY) 1989; (2) the International Trade Administration (ITA)...
International Trade: Export of Wood Products Under Federally Assisted Export Programs
NSIAD-90-264: Published: Jul 31, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed exports of wood products under the Commodity Credit Corporation's (CCC) export guarantee programs and the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954, focusing on: (1) how wood exports compared with exports of other agricultural commodities under the programs; (2) how wood exports' credit guarantee periods compared with other commodit...
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...
Arms Control: U.S. Efforts to Control the Transfer of Nuclear-Capable Missile Technology
NSIAD-90-176: Published: Jun 1, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined certain aspects of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), focusing on: (1) whether the U.S. agencies involved had adopted specific procedures to implement MTCR; (2) the numbers of MTCR-related license applications processed and their disposition; (3) the effectiveness of interagency coordination; and (4) the adequacy of U.S. resources devote...
International Trade: Activity Under the Export Enhancement Program
NSIAD-90-59FS: Published: Feb 12, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Foreign Agricultural Service's (FAS) Export Enhancement Program.GAO noted that: (1) FAS has made $2.6 billion in surplus U.S. agricultural products available as bonuses to U.S. exporters; (2) FAS had targeted 65 countries and 12 products in 105 export initiatives and approved 144 additional allocations under the initiatives throu...
International Trade: Export Enhancement Program Bonus Overpayments
NSIAD-90-83: Published: Feb 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the adequacy of the Foreign Agricultural Service's (FAS) controls over the Export Enhancement Program's (EEP) bonus payments to U.S. exporters of surplus government-owned agricultural commodities.GAO found that: (1) from EEP program inception in 1985 through October 1989, FAS made over $2.6 billion worth of surplus U.S. agricultural commodities ava...