International relations (61 - 70 of 95 items)
Status of Open Recommendations: Improving National Security and International Affairs Programs
OP-93-1A: Published: Jan 15, 1993. Publicly Released: Jan 15, 1993.
GAO reported on the conclusions and recommendations resulting from its audits and other reviews of federal departments and agencies. Information is presented on recommendations in the areas of national security and international affairs for which no satisfactory legislative or administrative actions have been completed. They are submitted for use in congressional review of budget requests for fisc...
Nonimmigrant Visas: Requirements Affecting Artists, Entertainers, and Athletes
NSIAD-93-6: Published: Oct 26, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 1992.
GAO provided information on artists, entertainers, and athletes, focusing on: (1) U.S. visa policy; (2) barriers to employment of U.S. artists, entertainers, and athletes abroad; and (3) barriers to having U.S. artists, entertainers, and athletes' arts and skills embodied in products disseminated in those countries.GAO found that: (1) information on the use of the new O and P type visas is not yet...
Overseas Staffing: Embassies in the Former Soviet Union
NSIAD-92-306: Published: Aug 31, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the staffing actions of the Department of State and the Department of Commerce for the new Soviet republic embassies, focusing on: (1) planned and actual embassy staffing; (2) U.S. estimates of the amount of staff needed to represent U.S. business interests; and (3) the actions of other countries in promoting their business interests...
Export Controls: Multilateral Efforts to Improve Enforcement
NSIAD-92-167: Published: May 18, 1992. Publicly Released: May 18, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of multilateral efforts to improve export control enforcement, focusing on: (1) enforcement initiatives taken by the Coordinating Committee for Multilateral Export Controls (COCOM) and other multilateral export control regimes; (2) the potential impact of the elimination of internal borders in the European Community (EC) on enforcement;...
International Trade: Agricultural Trade Offices' Role in Promoting U.S. Exports Is Unclear
NSIAD-92-65: Published: Jan 16, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) worldwide network of agricultural trade offices (ATO), focusing on: (1) ATO activities; (2) the criteria used to select ATO sites; (3) how well ATO carry out their market development mission; and (4) the adequacy of program management and operations.GAO found that: (1) ATO activities were generally consistent...
U.S.-Mexico Trade: Survey of U.S. Border Infrastructure Needs
NSIAD-92-56: Published: Nov 27, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed current and projected U.S. border infrastructure needs associated with increased U.S.-Mexican trade, focusing on: (1) the U.S. Customs Service's and the Immigration and Naturalization Service's (INS) current and anticipated staffing requirements; (2) the General Service Administration's (GSA) planning for border inspection facilities needs; (3) est...
International Trade: Priority Trade Damage Estimates Could Have Been Developed
NSIAD-91-236: Published: Sep 10, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 10, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined the U.S. Trade Representative's (USTR) progress in implementing section 310 of the Trade Act of 1974 (super-301), which requires USTR to identify those trade barriers whose elimination would have the most significant potential to increase U.S. exports, focusing on: (1) USTR criteria for designating priority unfair trade practices in 1989 and 1990...
International Trade: U.S. Business Access to Certain Foreign State-of-the-Art Technology
NSIAD-91-278: Published: Sep 12, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on whether U.S. firms in the semiconductor, semiconductor materials and equipment, and computer industries were: (1) denied advanced parts, equipment, or technologies from foreign suppliers; and (2) adversely affected by any difficulties they may have experienced in obtaining foreign parts and equipment.GAO found that: (1) 52 of the 59...
East European Energy: U.S. Business Opportunities in and Assistance to Poland's Energy Sector
NSIAD-91-206: Published: May 16, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1991.
GAO provided information on the: (1) steps being taken to address Poland's energy needs and the resulting potential trade and investment opportunities for U.S. firms; (2) impediments to realizing possible U.S. trade and investment opportunities; and (3) current status of U.S. programs to support Poland's energy sector.GAO found that: (1) due to a recession and an economic restructuring, Poland est...
U.S.-Mexico Energy: The U.S. Reaction to Recent Reforms in Mexico's Petrochemical Industry
NSIAD-91-212: Published: May 3, 1991. Publicly Released: May 21, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined recent reforms in Mexico's petrochemical industry.GAO found that: (1) Mexico's petrochemical industry faced shortages in supplies of basic petrochemicals and investment funds; (2) Mexico lacked financial resources for natural gas, the primary raw material for the petrochemical industry, exploration, and development; (3) the Mexican government had t...