International economic relations (81 - 90 of 175 items)
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;...
U.S. Trade and Development Agency: Limitations Exist in Its Ability to Help Generate U.S. Exports
GGD-94-9: Published: Oct 20, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (TDA), focusing on: (1) whether TDA activities increase U.S. exports; (2) the factors that affect TDA ability to generate U.S. exports; and (3) five other countries' major development projects abroad that increase their exports.GAO found that: (1) since 1980, over 850 firms have participated in various TDA proj...
Export Finance: Challenges Facing the U.S. Export-Import Bank
T-GGD-94-46: Published: Nov 3, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 3, 1993.
GAO discussed issues that affect the U.S. Export-Import Bank's (Eximbank) role in assisting U.S. exporters. GAO noted that: (1) there is considerable overlap in federal export financing programs, since Eximbank has not coordinated its programs with other agencies' export programs at the operational level; (2) in September 1993, the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee made specific recommendatio...
Export Promotion: Governmentwide Plan Contributes to Improvements
T-GGD-94-35: Published: Oct 26, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 1993.
GAO discussed the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee's (TPCC) strategic plan to promote exports. GAO noted that: (1) export promotion programs can increase exports of competitive U.S. products and improve the U.S. trade balance; (2) the current federal export promotion system is fragmented and inefficient; (3) the Export Enhancement Act of 1992 directs the administration to establish prioritie...
Export Promotion: Initial Assessment of Governmentwide Strategic Plan
T-GGD-93-48: Published: Sep 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1993.
GAO discussed the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee's (TPCC) report on the federal strategic planning effort to promote exports. GAO noted that: (1) the TPCC strategic plan includes specific actions to improve individual agency programs and export promotion efforts, set governmenwide priorities, and create a unified export promotion budget by fiscal year 1995; (2) TPCC believes that interagen...
North American Free Trade Agreement: A Focus on the Substantive Issues
T-GGD-93-44: Published: Sep 21, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1993.
GAO discussed major issues associated with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). GAO noted that: (1) NAFTA will reduce barriers to North American trade and investment such as tariffs, import licensing, and customs user fees; (2) under NAFTA, investors will gain nondiscriminatory treatment, freedom from performance requirements, free transfer of investment-related funds, expropriation ba...
North American Free Trade Agreement: Assessment of Major Issues
GGD-93-137: Published: Sep 9, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1993.
GAO provided an overview of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), focusing on the: (1) provisions to liberalize trade and investment in North America; (2) special provisions for trade-sensitive economic sectors; (3) rules to implement the agreement; and (4) potential impacts on the economy, environment, labor, and immigration.GAO found that: (1) the NAFTA goal is to improve productivity...
U.S.-Mexico Trade: The Maquiladora Industry and U.S. Employment
GGD-93-129: Published: Jul 20, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 19, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S.-Mexican trade, focusing on the: (1) growth in U.S.-Mexican trade, particularly in the top ten U.S.-manufactured exports to Mexico; and (2) maquiladora program's effect on U.S. employment.GAO found that: (1) since 1985, U.S. exports to Mexico have tripled and U.S imports from Mexico have grown by 80 percent; (2) U.S. investment in Mexico has do...
International Trade: Changes Needed to Improve Effectiveness of the Market Promotion Program
GGD-93-125: Published: Jul 7, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Foreign Agricultural Service's (FAS) administration of the Market Promotion Program (MPP), focusing on whether: (1) MPP funds increase commercial participants' promotional expenditures; (2) FAS has criteria for the length of time firms can remain in the program; (3) FAS has criteria for foreign firms' participation; (4) FAS has encouraged small...