Foreign governments (51 - 60 of 113 items)
World Trade Organization: Observations on China's Rule of Law Reforms
GAO-02-812T: Published: Jun 6, 2002. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 2002.
This testimony describes China's development of rule of law practices related to the commitments China made to the World Trade Organization (WTO), which it joined in November 2001. When China joined the WTO, it agreed that its legal measures would be consistent with its WTO obligations. GAO found 60 commitments that specifically obligate China to enact, repeal, or modify trade-related laws or regu...
Former Soviet Union: U.S. Rule of Law Assistance Has Had Limited Impact
GAO-01-354: Published: Apr 17, 2001. Publicly Released: May 17, 2001.
For fiscal years 1992 through 2000, the U.S. government provided assistance to help the 12 newly independent states of the former Soviet Union develop the sustainable institutions, traditions, and legal foundations that ensure a strong rule of law. This report (1) assesses the extent to which the program has had an impact on the development of the rule of law and whether the program results are su...
Free Trade Area of the Americas: Negotiations at Key Juncture on Eve of April Meetings
GAO-01-552: Published: Mar 30, 2001. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 2001.
The negotiations to establish a Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), which would eliminate tariffs and create common trade and investment rules within the 34 democratic nations of the Western Hemisphere, are among the most significant ongoing multilateral trade negotiations for the United States. Two meetings held in April 2001 offer opportunities to inject momentum and set an ambitious pace fo...
Export Controls: System for Controlling Exports of High Performance Computing Is Ineffective
GAO-01-10: Published: Dec 18, 2000. Publicly Released: Jan 17, 2001.
The U.S. government controls the export of high performance computers to sensitive destinations on the basis of foreign policy and national security concerns. The current control system for high performance computers is ineffective because it focuses on controlling individual machines and cannot prevent countries of concern from linking or clustering many lower performance uncontrolled computers t...
Lobbying Activity in Support of China Permanent Normal Trade Relations
B-285298: Published: May 22, 2000. Publicly Released: May 22, 2000.
GAO commented on whether the efforts of the White House China Trade Relations Working Group and selected agencies violated the anti-lobbying provisions of 18 U.S.C. 1913. GAO noted that it identified one violation, which involved an electronic mail (e-mail) authorized by an agency representative assigned to the Working Group. While this appeared to constitute a violation of the applicable anti-lob...
World Trade Organization: Status of China's Trade Commitments to the United States and Other Members
NSIAD-00-142: Published: May 16, 2000. Publicly Released: May 16, 2000.
GAO followed up on its previous report on the status of China's World Trade Organization (WTO) membership negotiations, focusing on the: (1) results of the November 1999 bilateral Agreement on Market Access between China and the United States; and (2) status of China's ongoing multilateral negotiations in the WTO.GAO noted that: (1) in a November 1999 bilateral agreement with China, U.S. and Chine...
World Trade Organization: China's Membership Status and Normal Trade Relations Issues
NSIAD-00-94: Published: Mar 17, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 2000.
GAO provided information on efforts to grant China membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO), focusing on: (1) the status of negotiations for China to join WTO; (2) the results of the negotiations as compared to U.S. objectives for these negotiations; and (3) trade and legal considerations about granting China permanent normal trade relations status.GAO noted that: (1) although the United S...
Export Controls: 1998 Legislative Mandate for High Performance Computers
NSIAD-99-208: Published: Sep 24, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) whether exporter notification to the Department of Commerce of proposed sales of high performance computers (HPC) to countries of concern has resulted in license applications and what final action was taken on these licenses; and (2) how Commerce is conducting post-shipment verifications of the use of high performance computers after their exp...
Cuban Embargo: Selected Issues Relating to Travel, Exports, and Telecommunications
NSIAD-99-10: Published: Dec 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implementation and monitoring of certain Cuban embargo provisions affecting travel, telecommunications, and trade, focusing on: (1) whether the Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Asset Control's (OFAC) decision to allow authorized U.S. travelers to fly indirectly to Cuba was consistent with the law; (2) whether a telecommunications a...
China Trade: WTO Membership and Most-Favored-Nation Status
T-NSIAD-98-209: Published: Jun 17, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the relationship between China's most-favored nation (MFN) status and World Trade Organization (WTO) membership, focusing on the: (1) WTO accession process; and (2) legal framework affecting China's MFN status, its implications for WTO membership, and the role Congress plays in the process.GAO noted that: (1) China has the largest economy worldwid...