International trade restriction (71 - 79 of 79 items)
Current Issues in U.S. Participation in the Multilateral Trading System
NSIAD-85-118: Published: Sep 23, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the international trading system and U.S. participation in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and described problems with: (1) trading in the wheat, telecommunications, and steel sectors; (2) the rules of GATT; and (3) member nations' compliance with GATT provisions.GAO found that government intervention in domestic economies is w...
United States Participation in the Multilateral Trading System
127993: Sep 26, 1985
GAO discussed its report on U.S. participation in the multilateral trading system, focusing on: (1) comparative trading practices of the United States and its major trading partners; (2) reasons for alleged widespread variance from the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade's (GATT) principles and rules; (3) the possibility of extending GATT coverage to services; and (4) whether support of GATT co...
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...
Implementation of Trade Restrictions for Textiles and Apparel
NSIAD-84-18: Published: Nov 4, 1983. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the current administration of the Multifiber Arrangement (MFA), an international agreement that provides the legal framework for regulating textile trade.In the United States, MFA is implemented by the Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA), which consists of representatives from the Departments of Commerce, State, Labor,...
International Insurance Trade--U.S. Market Open
ID-82-39: Published: Aug 23, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the competitiveness of the U.S. insurance industry by examining the access of foreign-owned firms to the U.S. insurance market, barriers to U.S. firms serving foreign markets, and Federal efforts to remove insurance barriers in world markets.Statistical data show that the number of foreign-owned firms licensed to operate in the United States has...
Treasury Should Keep Better Track of Blocked Foreign Assets
ID-81-01: Published: Nov 14, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1980.
The Department of the Treasury, through the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), regulates commercial and financial transactions with countries hostile to the United States by (1) restricting trade with such countries and their nationals, and (2) blocking their assets which are located in the United States or under U.S. jurisdiction. The restrictions seek to prevent designated hostile countrie...
U.S. Nuclear Non-Proliferation Policy: Impact on Exports and Nuclear Industry Could Not Be Determined
ID-80-42: Published: Sep 23, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1980.
U.S. companies dominated the nuclear export market through the early 1970's, gaining 86 percent of free-world nuclear power reactor exports during 1970-1973. The United States also monopolized the supply of uranium enrichment services for free-world reactors. However, many foreign reactor vendors, some aided by U.S. technology sales, have emerged to capture their domestic markets, thus shrinking t...
Administration of Export Controls
094359: Mar 5, 1979
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Implementation of Economic Sanctions Against Rhodesia
ID-77-27: Published: Apr 20, 1977. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1977.
The implementation of sanctions against Rhodesia by the government was investigated.The economic and political existence of Rhodesia for the past 11 years is evidence that the United Nations' sanctions have not been completely effective. Certain allegations of violations made against U.S. firms have been referred to the government for investigation and action. The government has taken action again...