International trade regulation (81 - 90 of 97 items)
Transition Series: International Trade Issues
OCG-89-5TR: Published: Nov 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1988.
GAO summarized information on federal government issues relating to international trade and economic policy, including: (1) economic policies in an interdependent world; (2) trade negotiations and agreements; (3) management of export promotion and market development programs; (4) export controls; and (5) foreign direct investment in the United States.GAO noted that: (1) its trade deficit and statu...
Country of Origin Labeling Requirements for Imported Meat and Other Food Products
T-RCED-88-67: Published: Sep 27, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1988.
GAO discussed the merits of extending country-of-origin labelling requirements for imported meat and other food products beyond current requirements. GAO found that: (1) extending country-of-origin labelling could violate U.S. trade obligations under international trade regulations which prohibit regulations to protect domestic products; (2) most imported meats did not pose health problems because...
World Economic Developments: A View From Switzerland
137164: Jan 1, 1988
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 3, Fall 1988, discusses the changing global economy, focusing on: (1) the evolution of the free world economy away from dominance by a single nation to dominance by the United States, Japan, and Europe; (2) stresses in international economic relationships since World War II; and (3) the need for cooperation among economic powers...
International Trade: Combating Unfair Foreign Trade Practices
NSIAD-87-100: Published: Mar 17, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the dispute settlement process under section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, focusing on: (1) success in remedying U.S. trade complaints; and (2) experiences of section 301 petitioners. Under the act, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (OUSTR) may begin negotiations on its own or in response to a complaint; if the negotiations...
International Trade: Observations on the U.S.-Japan Semiconductor Arrangement
NSIAD-87-134BR: Published: Apr 15, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO assessed the results of the U.S.-Japan negotiations on semiconductor trade, focusing on: (1) what was negotiated; (2) the expected outcome; (3) the administration's views of the results; (4) U.S. industrial views of the results; and (5) the impact of the agreement on U.S. semiconductor manufacturers and users.GAO found that the goals of the agreement wer...
International Trade: Synopsis of Recent GAO Reports on Trade Issues
NSIAD-87-103BR: Published: Mar 17, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1987.
GAO summarized the principal conclusions and recommendations of its reports on international trade laws and policy to assist Congress in its consideration of proposed legislation relating to international trade.GAO summarized its conclusions and recommendations on: (1) U.S. participation in the multilateral trading system and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade; (2) relief from unfair forei...
Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, As Amended
T-NSIAD-87-17: Published: Mar 17, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1987.
GAO discussed its report on the Trade Act of 1974, focusing on the act's provisions for remedying unfair foreign trade practices. GAO noted that: (1) unfair trade cases handled through bilateral negotiation were generally resolved much faster than cases handled through the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT); (2) many of those who petitioned for relief under the act expressed dissatisfac...
International Trade: Trade Law Remedies Under Floating Exchange Rates
NSIAD-87-14: Published: Dec 16, 1986. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the floating exchange rate regime's compatibility with the international trading system's principles and U.S. trade laws to determine: (1) how exchange rate fluctuations can affect import relief the Trade Act of 1974 grants under section 201; (2) whether exchange rate changes alter the findings and the protection of the antidumpin...
Caribbean Basin Initiative: Legislative and Agency Actions Relating to the CBI
NSIAD-87-58FS: Published: Dec 8, 1986. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on legislation and agency rules, regulations, and decisions enacted to constrain the effectiveness of the 1983 Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI) legislation.GAO noted that Congress enacted CBI to: (1) permit the United States to import eligible products from designated countries in Central America and the Caribbean duty free; and (2)...
Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, as Amended
130455: Jun 22, 1986
Testimony was given concerning the use of section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 in combating unfair foreign trade practices. This provision gives the President broad powers to enforce U.S. trade agreement rights and eliminate foreign government policies that are unjustifiable and discriminatory; however, there have been concerns that the provision is not strong enough, and that the process is too l...