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U.S. Department of Agriculture: Foreign-Owned Exporters' Participation in the Export Enhancement Program
GGD-95-127: Published: May 11, 1995. Publicly Released: May 11, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the participation of foreign-owned companies in the Foreign Agricultural Service's (FAS) Export Enhancement Program (EEP).GAO found that: (1) foreign exporters' participation in EEP is consistent with the program's basic objectives of discouraging other countries' unfair trade practices and increasing the competitiveness of U.S. agricultural commod...
International Trade: U.S. Efforts to Counter Competitors' Tied Aid Practices
T-GGD-95-128: Published: Mar 28, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1995.
GAO discussed the tied aid practices of the United States and its major competitors, focusing on the: (1) adverse effects of foreign tied aid programs on U.S. exports; and (2) effectiveness of U.S. efforts to mitigate these potential adverse effects. GAO noted that: (1) foreign competitors' tied aid practices can cause trade distortions, adversely affect economic development policy decisions, and...
Former Soviet Union: Creditworthiness of Successor States and U.S. Export Credit Guarantees
GGD-95-60: Published: Feb 24, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the creditworthiness of the former Soviet Union (FSU) and its successor states in the context of the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of the General Sales Manager (GSM)-102 Export Credit Guarantee Program, focusing on: (1) the countries' general economic and political environment; (2) the relationship between the Soviet debt crisis and Sov...
Agricultural Trade: Five Countries' Foreign Market Development for High-Value Products
GGD-95-12: Published: Dec 14, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the structure, funding, and promotional activities of the organizations that develop foreign markets for high-value agricultural products (HVP), focusing on the: (1) organizations in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands that help develop foreign markets for HVP; (2) Department of Agriculture's (USDA) foreign market development p...
Cargo Preference: Effects of U.S. Export-Import Cargo Preference Laws on Exporters
GGD-95-2BR: Published: Oct 31, 1994. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the frequency of exemptions from cargo preference laws for U.S. Export-Import Bank (Eximbank) financed exports in 1990 through 1992; and (2) whether Eximbank cargo preference requirements adversely affected Eximbank's efforts to assist U.S. exporters, particularly those in the Midwest.GAO found that: (1) the Maritime Administration (MARAD) gra...
GSM Export Credit Guarantees
GGD-94-211R: Published: Sep 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of the General Sales Manager (GSM) export credit guarantee programs, intended to promote the export of U.S. agricultural commodities. GAO noted that: (1) from January 1980 through August 17, 1994, USDA issued about $51.1 billion of GSM credit guarantees to 61 countries, with Mexico, South...
U.S.-Chilean Trade: Pesticide Standards and Concerns Regarding Chilean Sanitary Rules
GGD-94-198: Published: Sep 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) compared U.S. and Chilean processes for registering pesticides, setting pesticide residue tolerances for food, and monitoring compliance with these tolerances; (2) reviewed whether Chilean sanitary rules restrict potential U.S. agricultural exports; (3) reviewed Chile's environmental regulatory structure; and (4) discussed pesticide risks from imported...
International Trade: Coordination of U.S. Export Promotion Activities in Pacific Rim Countries
GGD-94-192: Published: Aug 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on U.S. export promotion activities in selected Pacific Rim countries, focusing on the level of coordination that exists among federal agencies conducting export promotion activities.GAO noted that: (1) of the many U.S. agencies that provide a wide range of export promotion services to U.S. businesses operating in the Pacific Rim, the f...
International Trade: Market-Oriented Strategy Would Help Lead U.S. Agriculture Into the Future
T-GGD-94-177: Published: Jun 23, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1994.
GAO discussed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) long-term trade strategy and export policies, focusing on how a market-oriented approach would help USDA adapt to the increasingly competitive world marketplace. GAO noted that: (1) the U.S. agricultural sector must adopt a strategic marketing approach to remain competitive in the world agricultural trade environment; (2) a strategic marketing a...
International Trade: Combating U.S. Competitors' Tied Aid Practices
T-GGD-94-156: Published: May 25, 1994. Publicly Released: May 25, 1994.
GAO discussed tied aid, focusing on the: (1) adverse impact on U.S. exports of six major U.S. competitors' tied aid practices; (2) differences between U.S. tied aid programs and those of major competitors; (3) U.S. policy toward tied aid; (4) Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD) 1992 tied aid agreement; and (5) Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee's (TPCC) new Tied Aid...