International organizations (71 - 80 of 83 items)
Global Financial Markets: International Coordination Can Help Address Automation Risks
IMTEC-91-62: Published: Sep 20, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 1991.
GAO reviewed how major and emerging securities and futures markets operating in the international marketplace use or plan to use automation for such market functions as order routing and execution, information dissemination, and clearance and settlement, focusing on: (1) the extent of automation; (2) potential automation risk; (3) regulatory oversight of automation; and (4) global coordination.GAO...
International Trade: Soviet Export Data
NSIAD-90-209BR: Published: Jul 18, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on Soviet exports, focusing on: (1) Soviet exports to the United States and other countries; (2) the similarity between leading Soviet exports to the United States and other selected countries; (3) the differences between tariff rates for U.S. imports from the Soviet Union and countries granted most-favored-nation (MFN) trade status.GAO...
South Africa: Debt Rescheduling and Potential for Financial Sanctions
NSIAD-90-109BR: Published: Feb 16, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed South Africa's financial situation and U.S. options for imposing further financial sanctions against South Africa, focusing on: (1) South Africa's foreign debt and its loan rescheduling arrangements; and (2) the feasibility of excluding South Africa from international funds transfer systems.GAO found that South Africa: (1) owed about $14.6 billion...
Implementation of the Foreign Availability Provisions of the Export Administration Act
T-NSIAD-87-8: Published: Mar 11, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1987.
GAO testified on the Department of Commerce's implementation of the foreign availability provisions of the Export Administration Act. GAO found that: (1) in 1985, Commerce issued final regulations on foreign availability procedures and criteria; (2) the 1985 amendments to the act have not reduced the number of products and related technologies subject to export controls, as intended; (3) Commerce...
International Trade: Strengthening Trade Law Protection of Intellectual Property Rights
NSIAD-86-150: Published: Aug 13, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1986.
GAO recommended ways to strengthen section 337 of the Tariff Act as a means for U.S. firms to protect their intellectual property rights against counterfeit and infringing imports.GAO believes that, in order for section 337 to be more effective, Congress needs to: (1) increase access to section 337 relief by eliminating or redefining the statutory criteria for obtaining relief; (2) direct the Inte...
International Rules Governing Trade
124419: Jun 15, 1984
GAO discussed the international rules governing trade, focusing on international trade practices and international cooperation to overcome trade barriers. The main organization for the promotion of liberal international trade is the General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs (GATT), which was formed under the multilateral agreement of the same name. The trade discipline fostered by GATT operates under...
Status of U.S.-Saudi Arabian Joint Commission on Economic Cooperation
ID-83-32: Published: May 26, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1983.
GAO assessed the organization, operations, and activities of the U.S.-Saudi Arabian Joint Commission on Economic Cooperation. Specifically, GAO reviewed: (1) overall U.S. management of the Commission; (2) how effectively projects are being carried out; and (3) what problems exist and what actions are being taken to resolve them.GAO found that, although activities were being carried out without maj...
The Changing Structure of the International Oil Market
ID-82-11: Published: Aug 11, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1982.
During the past decade, oil producers have taken title to oil produced in their own countries, and the role of the major oil companies is now limited primarily to marketing, distribution, and refining operations. GAO evaluated the changing structure of the international oil market and its impact on continued access to crude oil.GAO found that, since the governments of producing countries have exte...
The European Branch: GAO in the Center of the Old World
120966: Jan 1, 1982
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 17, Issue 4, Fall 1982, discusses the functions of the European Branch of the GAO International Division. The branch has spent equal amounts of time reviewing both defense and foreign affairs activities. It has performed studies of foreign government programs and prepared reviews of military preparedness and logistics in the North Atlantic Treat...
The Growing Role of Trade as a Development Assistance Mechanism
ID-81-46: Published: Aug 11, 1981. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1981.
GAO reviewed how four developing countries use trade in their economic development and how bilateral and multilateral donors assist developing countries in the area of trade. The objectives of the review were to examine for Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia, the role of trade in their development and the existing and/or potential obstacles to implementing and/or maintaining a succ...