International organizations (61 - 70 of 83 items)
International Relations and Trade Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1996-98
IAP-96-6: Published: Jun 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1996.
GAO presented its International Relations and Trade issue area plan for fiscal years 1996 through 1998.GAO plans to: (1) determine the direct and indirect costs of U.S. participation in multilateral institutions and agreements, and U.S. progress in implementing trade agreements and promoting international stability; (2) identify legislative changes and regulatory reforms that would improve the imp...
International Relations and Trade Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-96-5(2): Published: Apr 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1996.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in its International Relations and Trade issue area as of April 6, 1996...
International Trade: Implementation Issues Concerning the World Trade Organization
T-NSIAD-96-122: Published: Mar 13, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 1996.
GAO discussed the implementation of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade's Uruguay Round agreements and the operation of the World Trade Organization (WTO). GAO noted that: (1) the U.S. has generally achieved its negotiating objectives in the Uruguay Round; (2) the agreements are expected to open markets by reducing trade barriers and unfair trade practices; (3) some U.S. industries and dome...
Export Finance: Comparative Analysis of U.S. and European Union Export Credit Agencies
GGD-96-1: Published: Oct 24, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 24, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the types of export-financing assistance that the United States and five European Union (EU) countries provide to exporters, focusing on the: (1) types of export-financing delivery systems used in the countries; (2) differences in and types of trade-offs among U.S. and EU member state programs; and (3) status of international efforts to limit the u...
International Trade, Finance, and Competitiveness Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1995-96
IAP-95-13: Published: Jul 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1995.
GAO presented its International Trade, Finance, and Competitiveness issue area plan for fiscal years 1995 through 1996.GAO plans to: (1) assess the impact of international accords and organizations on international trade, market access, and trading partners' financial conditions; (2) evaluate U.S. agencies' effectiveness in promoting emerging markets and international trade programs, implementing...
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...
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...
East European Energy: Prospects for Improvement in Albania's Energy Sector
NSIAD-93-27: Published: Nov 4, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 4, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) trends and problems related to Albania's energy production, imports, and use; (2) Albanian plans to address its energy problems; (3) the effect of foreign trade and investment on Albania's energy sector; and (4) U.S. and international efforts to assist Albania's energy and business sectors.GAO found that: (1) Albania's declining...
International Trade Commission: Administrative Authority Is Ambiguous
NSIAD-92-45: Published: Feb 25, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the International Trade Commission's (ITC) administrative operations, focusing on: (1) the chairman's powers and administrative responsibilities, as defined by 1977 amendments to the ITC authorizing legislation; (2) administrative problems relating to the budget, personnel, organizational structure, and creation of an ITC Office of Inspector Genera...