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General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade: Uruguay Round Final Act Should Produce Overall U.S. Economic Gains (Volume 1)
GGD-94-83A: Published: Jul 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Uruguay Round of negotiations of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), focusing on the: (1) negotiating objectives for the round; and (2) projected impact of the Final Act on the agreement.GAO found that: (1) the act should produce overall economic gains for the United States and increase international trade, reduce tariffs, create stronger trade dispute settlement pr...
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...
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade: Agriculture Department's Projected Benefits Are Subject to Some Uncertainty
GGD/RCED-94-272: Published: Jul 22, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) report on the impact of the Final Act of the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations on U.S. agriculture, focusing on the: (1) report's analytical framework; and (2) assumptions USDA used in preparing the report.GAO found that: (1) although USDA used a reasonable analytical framework to determine the economic impa...
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...
North American Free Trade Agreement: A Focus on the Substantive Issues
T-GGD-93-44: Published: Sep 21, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1993.
GAO discussed major issues associated with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). GAO noted that: (1) NAFTA will reduce barriers to North American trade and investment such as tariffs, import licensing, and customs user fees; (2) under NAFTA, investors will gain nondiscriminatory treatment, freedom from performance requirements, free transfer of investment-related funds, expropriation ba...
North American Free Trade Agreement: Assessment of Major Issues
GGD-93-137: Published: Sep 9, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1993.
GAO provided an overview of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), focusing on the: (1) provisions to liberalize trade and investment in North America; (2) special provisions for trade-sensitive economic sectors; (3) rules to implement the agreement; and (4) potential impacts on the economy, environment, labor, and immigration.GAO found that: (1) the NAFTA goal is to improve productivity...
U.S.-Chilean Trade: Developments in the Agriculture, Fisheries, and Forestry Sectors
GGD-93-88: Published: Apr 1, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed bilateral trade between the United States and Chile, focusing on: (1) U.S. trade and investment in Chile's agriculture, fishery, and forestry sectors; (2) the development of Chile's agriculture, fishery, and forestry exports to the United States; (3) how Chilean horticultural exports complement or compete with U.S. domestic production; and (4) impe...
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...
International Procurement: NATO Allies' Implementation of Reciprocal Defense Agreements
T-NSIAD-92-29: Published: Apr 29, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1992.
GAO discussed how various European NATO allies are implementing their reciprocal defense procurement memorandums of understanding (MOU) with the United States. GAO noted that: (1) the United States and European government officials generally recognize the national security aspects of the agreements, but European officials also recognize the agreements' economic and trade aspects, since the United...