International trade restriction (51 - 60 of 79 items)
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...
International Trade: Efforts to Open Foreign Procurement Markets
T-GGD-94-155: Published: May 19, 1994. Publicly Released: May 19, 1994.
GAO discussed discrimination in foreign government procurement. GAO noted that: (1) the 1979 General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) negotiations on government procurement did not meet U.S. economic expectations; (2) the United States' objective in the Uruguay Round of GATT was to broaden telecommunications and electrical utility markets and competition for services and construction contract...
[U.S. Economic Relations With Cuba]
151076: Mar 15, 1994
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. economic relations with Cuba, focusing on: (1) claims filed by U.S. nationals against Cuba; (2) blocked Cuban assets in the United States; (3) trade between Cuba and foreign subsidiaries of U.S. companies; (4) Cuba's potential as a U.S. export market; and (5) the effect of lifting the U.S embargo on the U.S. Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI) pr...
International Trade: Observations on the Uruguay Round Agreement
T-GGD-94-98: Published: Feb 22, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1994.
GAO discussed the negotiations and agreements reached during the Uruguay Round of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). GAO noted that: (1) the United States achieved many of its objectives during the Uruguay Round of GATT; (2) the agreement should promote U.S. national interests that were not previously covered by GATT including services, intellectual property rights, and agricultura...
Export Promotion Strategic Plan: Will It Be a Vehicle for Change?
T-GGD-93-43: Published: Jul 26, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1993.
GAO discussed the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee's (TPCC) role in prioritizing and rationalizing federal export promotion efforts. GAO noted that: (1) legislation establishes requirements for developing the strategic plan that guide TPCC efforts to reshape federal export promotion activities; (2) federal export promotion programs reflect no national priorities, and are fragmented, poorly d...
International Trade Issues
OCG-93-11TR: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized issues relating to the federal government's role in international trade, focusing on: (1) enhancing U.S. competitiveness in an interdependent world; (2) promoting U.S. exports; (3) managing the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) export programs; (4) negotiating and administering trade agreements; and (5) analyzing national security-related foreig...
Progress in GATT Negotiations
GGD-92-6R: Published: Jul 31, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1992.
GAO provided information on the progress of agricultural trade negotiations under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). GAO found that: (1) although the GATT parties accepted the proposed GATT agreement as the basis for further negotiations, they were unable to reach final agreement by April 1992, as planned; (2) the GATT parties agreed to proceed with negotiations that included submi...
Chilean Trade: Factors Affecting U.S. Trade With and Investment in Chile
T-GGD-92-58: Published: Jul 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1992.
GAO discussed conditions affecting trade with and investment in Chile. GAO noted that: (1) since 1973, Chile has instituted various reforms to liberalize the country's trade and investment policies, by reducing tariffs and phasing out import licensing and quotas, and plans to further liberalize its foreign investment policies; (2) U.S. companies are concerned about a Chilean policy requiring them...
The U.S. Export-Import Bank: No Evidence of Financing Restricted Chemical Exports to Iraq
NSIAD-91-284: Published: Sep 30, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. Export-Import Bank (Eximbank) transactions involving chemicals exported to Iraq from January 1987 to August 1990, focusing on: (1) whether there was evidence that Eximbank financed the export of dual-use chemicals to Iraq; and (2) the Eximbank role in monitoring and controlling exports.GAO found: (1) according to an Eximbank Engineering Divisi...
Soviet Oil Production and Obstacles to U.S. Trade and Investment
T-NSIAD-91-41: Published: Jun 19, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1991.
GAO discussed the: (1) recent decline in Soviet oil production and the reasons for the decline; and (2) principal obstacles to U.S. trade and investment in Soviet oil exploration and production. GAO noted that: (1) Soviet oil production decreased by about 9 percent and oil exports decreased by 15 percent since 1988; (2) since petroleum exports comprised 33 percent of the Soviet Union's total hard...