International relations (81 - 90 of 96 items)
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 Trade Reorganization Act of 1983, S. 121
121343: May 12, 1983
Testimony was given concerning proposed legislation that would reorganize the Government's trade functions by creating a new Department of Trade. GAO believes that establishing a Department of Trade would be a means of emphasizing the importance of trade in relation to the U.S. economy and the Government's role in international trade relations. However, establishing a Department of Trade will not...
Exchange Rate Determination and the Yen-Dollar Rate
121045: Apr 7, 1983
In response to a congressional request, GAO testified on issues raised by recent changes in the dollar's value on foreign exchange markets in general and by recent changes in the exchange rate between the American dollar and the Japanese yen. GAO has concluded that many variables, including the balance of trade, capital flows, differences between countries' national economic policies and economic...
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...
Implementation of International Nuclear Safeguards
116956: Dec 2, 1981
Substantial improvements are required if the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is to fulfill its increasing safeguards responsibilities. The number of facilities and the amount of nuclear material under safeguards has increased rapidly in recent years. Many of the nuclear facilities now subject to safeguards are larger and more complex than those originally under safeguards. To meet its re...
Administration of U.S. Export Licensing Should Be Consolidated To Be More Responsive to Industry
ID-78-60: Published: Oct 31, 1978. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1978.
Exports of commercially available commodities are regulated by the Secretary of Commerce and a group of consulting departments and agencies. The Department of Commerce makes final licensing decisions unilaterally in some instances; in other instances, decisions are made only after the unanimous consent of consulted agencies is secured. The government's administration of export licensing is charact...
Federal Efforts To Notify Foreign Nations Regarding Pesticide Suspensions and Cancellations
095402: Jul 11, 1978
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of State are jointly responsible for implementation of the federal program to notify foreign nations regarding U.S. pesticide suspension and cancellation actions. There is considerable room for improvement in the following areas of the notification program: (1) identifying regulatory actions to be reported; (2) improving procedures to en...
106215: Jun 21, 1978
Coffee is produced in 53 countries and territories and is vital to the economies of many underdeveloped countries. In 1976, the export value of coffee was more than $8 billion, second only to petroleum in international commodity trade. For the 1976-77 crop year, Uganda was the seventh largest coffee-producing country, producing 2.7 million bags weighing 60 kilo each. In 1976, Uganda exported 2.6 m...
Nationalizations and Expropriations of U.S. Direct Private Foreign Investment: Problems and Issues
ID-77-9: Published: May 20, 1977. Publicly Released: May 20, 1977.
The wave of nationalizations and expropriations of private foreign investments since World War II by the established, as well as the recently created, countries of the developing world has generated serious concern in the capital-exporting countries.Expropriations and nationalizations of U.S. direct private foreign investments have increased dramatically since World War II because of the adoption...
Summary of Actions Being Taken in the United States To Control Questionable Corporate Payments in Foreign Countries
OP-77-1: Published: May 2, 1977. Publicly Released: May 2, 1977.
Payments by American corporations to foreign government officials or others to obtain business advantages have had a political impact on the countries involved and have undermined confidence in public and private institutions. In response, a series of actions were taken by the President and Congress.Hearings were held by congressional committees and bills were introduced dealing with: circumstance...