Foreign trade agreements (81 - 90 of 147 items)
International Trade: Assessment of the Generalized System of Preferences Program
GGD-95-9: Published: Nov 9, 1994. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences Program (GSP), focusing on: (1) the benefits provided to beneficiary developing countries (BDC); (2) the limitations on GSP imports; (3) how products are removed from or added to GSP coverage; and (4) whether program provisions requiring that countries follow certain intellectual prope...
North American Free Trade Agreement: Structure and Status of Implementing Organizations
GGD-95-10BR: Published: Oct 7, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the progress of establishing organizations to carry out the goals of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), focusing on the: (1) design and composition of the various organizations created by NAFTA and its related agreements; (2) status of staffing and budget-related issues for these organizations; and (3) expansion of NAFT...
International Trade: Impact of the Uruguay Round Agreement on the Export Enhancement Program
GGD-94-180BR: Published: Aug 5, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the potential impact of the Uruguay Round Agreement on the Export Enhancement Program (EEP) and other Department of Agriculture (USDA) export programs.GAO found that: (1) the United States may have to reduce its agricultural export subsidies by 1995 if the agreement is implemented; (2) the potential subsidized export reductions would...
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade: Uruguay Round Final Act Should Produce Overall U.S. Economic Gains (Volume 1)
GGD-94-83A: Published: Jul 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Uruguay Round of negotiations of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), focusing on the: (1) negotiating objectives for the round; and (2) projected impact of the Final Act on the agreement.GAO found that: (1) the act should produce overall economic gains for the United States and increase international trade, reduce tariffs, create stronger trade dispute settlement pr...
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade: Uruguay Round Final Act Should Produce Overall U.S. Economic Gains (Volume 2)
GGD-94-83B: Published: Jul 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1994.
GAO presented a reference document assessing the major issues associated with the 1994 Uruguay Round of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). The assessment: (1) discusses the original trading problems that led to the Uruguay Round negotiations; (2) identifies U.S. negotiating objectives; (3) presents the results of negotiations as provisions of the final agreement; (4) analyzes the l...
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...
International Trade: Efforts to Open Foreign Procurement Markets
T-GGD-94-155: Published: May 19, 1994. Publicly Released: May 19, 1994.
GAO discussed discrimination in foreign government procurement. GAO noted that: (1) the 1979 General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) negotiations on government procurement did not meet U.S. economic expectations; (2) the United States' objective in the Uruguay Round of GATT was to broaden telecommunications and electrical utility markets and competition for services and construction contract...
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...
Measuring U.S.-Canada Trade: Shifting Trade Winds May Threaten Recent Progress
GGD-94-4: Published: Jan 19, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 19, 1994.
GAO reviewed the current systems and processes used for measuring trade between the United States and Canada, focusing on: (1) how these systems are affected by changes in the trade environment; and (2) the United States' and Canada's ability to produce accurate and complete trade data.GAO found that: (1) U.S. exports to Canada and other countries have been undercounted because the Customs Service...
Former Soviet Union: Agricultural Reform and Food Situation in Its Successor States
GGD-94-17: Published: Nov 19, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the: (1) status of agricultural reforms in the newly independent states in the former Soviet Union; (2) relationship, if any, between U.S. credit-guaranteed food exports and agricultural reform; (3) amount of U.S. credit provided to the former Soviet Union, and whether food provided under the guarantees is distributed equitably among its republics;...