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International Trade: Strategy Needed to Better Monitor and Enforce Trade Agreements
NSIAD-00-76: Published: Mar 14, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether federal agencies have the capacity to monitor and enforce trade agreements, focusing on: (1) the federal structure for monitoring and enforcing trade agreements; (2) the increasing complexity of the federal monitoring and enforcement task and key activities that federal agencies must perform; and (3) whether the Office of the U.S. Trade Rep...
U.S.-Africa Trade: U.S. Textile and Apparel Importers' Reactions to Trade Preference Options
NSIAD-98-217: Published: Jul 17, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the possible reactions of major U.S. textile and apparel importers to different approaches for granting trade preferences to sub-Saharan African countries, focusing on the: (1) expected reactions of major U.S. textile and apparel importers to alternative approaches to that taken in H.R. 1432, the African Growth and Opportunity Act; a...
Trade Liberalization: Recent Developments in Western Hemisphere Trade Arrangements
T-NSIAD-97-220: Published: Jul 22, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1997.
GAO discussed various issues regarding Western Hemisphere trade liberalization, focusing on: (1) the principal existing subregional trade arrangements in the Western Hemisphere; (2) the current status of Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) discussions; and (3) recent developments in regional trade liberalization outside of the FTAA process and their possible implications for the United States.G...
Trade Liberalization: Western Hemisphere Trade Issues Confronting the United States
NSIAD-97-119: Published: Jul 21, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on efforts to liberalize trade among the countries of the Western Hemisphere, focusing on: (1) the principal existing subregional trade arrangements in the Western Hemisphere; (2) the current status of Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) discussions; and (3) certain recent developments in regional trade liberalization outside the FTA...
International Trade: Challenges and Opportunities for U.S. Businesses in China
T-NSIAD-96-214: Published: Jul 29, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1996.
GAO discussed the challenges and opportunities for U.S. businesses in China. GAO noted that: (1) energy production, transportation, telecommunications, and the environment are key sectors for U.S. exports to China; (2) impediments to accessing the Chinese market include poor intellectual property protections, and the failure to implement international trade standards; (3) China and the United Stat...
Canada, Australia, and New Zealand: Potential Ability of Agricultural State Trading Enterprises to Distort Trade
NSIAD-96-94: Published: Jun 24, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed three state trading enterprises (STE), the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB), the Australian Wheat Board (AWB), and the New Zealand Dairy Board (NZDB) focusing on: (1) the potential capability of export-oriented agricultural STEse to distort trade; and (2) the specific potential capability of CWB, AWB, and NZDB to engage in trade-distorting activities bas...
International Trade: Implementation Issues Concerning the World Trade Organization
T-NSIAD-96-122: Published: Mar 13, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 1996.
GAO discussed the implementation of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade's Uruguay Round agreements and the operation of the World Trade Organization (WTO). GAO noted that: (1) the U.S. has generally achieved its negotiating objectives in the Uruguay Round; (2) the agreements are expected to open markets by reducing trade barriers and unfair trade practices; (3) some U.S. industries and dome...
U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement: Factors Contributing to Controversy in Appeals of Trade Remedy Cases to Binational Panels
GGD-95-175BR: Published: Jun 16, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement's (FTA) binational panel process to resolve trade disputes, focusing on: (1) U.S. and Canadian expectations for the binational panel process; (2) a statistical overview of panel activities and decisions; (3) participants' satisfaction with the panel process; and (4) other factors that may have contributed to the...
International Trade: Reauthorization of the Generalized System of Preferences Program
T-GGD-95-104: Published: Feb 27, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1995.
GAO discussed the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Program and its reauthorization. GAO noted that: (1) a few beneficiary countries receive the majority of GSP benefits, but not all GSP-eligible products enter the United States duty-free because of certain program limitations; (2) the program generally has a well structured process for adding or removing products from GSP coverage; (3) prog...
International Trade: Assessment of the Generalized System of Preferences Program
GGD-95-9: Published: Nov 9, 1994. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences Program (GSP), focusing on: (1) the benefits provided to beneficiary developing countries (BDC); (2) the limitations on GSP imports; (3) how products are removed from or added to GSP coverage; and (4) whether program provisions requiring that countries follow certain intellectual prope...