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Foreign Trade Zone Growth Primarily Benefits Users Who Import for Domestic Commerce
GGD-84-52: Published: Mar 2, 1984. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed foreign trade zone operations authorized under the Foreign Trade Zone Act.This act authorizes the duty-free entry of imports into a designated U.S. geographic area, called a foreign trade zone. Such goods, which may be further processed in the zones, may then be exported without incurring customs duties, or may be entered into the customs territory...
Administrative Problems Associated With Approving the Proposed Operations of Five Prospective Tenants at the McAllen, Texas, Foreign Trade Zone
B-114898: Published: Aug 17, 1973. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1983.
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Antidumping Act of 1921
111142: Dec 20, 1979
The discussion focused on the implementation of antidumping legislation as it relates to the steel industry. A previous GAO report dealt with the problems and issues in administering the Antidumping Act of 1921 under amended provisions contained in the Trade Act of 1974. A number of recommendations were made to improve legislative provisions and their timely administration. The Trade Agreements Ac...
Issues and Problems Relating to United States-Japan Trade
110554: Oct 10, 1979
A comparative analysis of U.S. and Japanese trade policy studied the experience of firms that have been sucessful in penetrating Japanese markets and those firms which have encountered frustration. The steadily increasing deficit in U.S. trade with Japan between 1976 and 1978 resulted in widespread concerns in the United States. In comparing U.S. and Japanese policies, the sharpest contrast is fou...
Perspectives on Trade and International Payments
ID-79-11: Published: Oct 10, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 10, 1979.
Growing concern over the U.S. trade deficit in 1978 and 1979 and depreciation of the dollar in foreign exchange markets stimulated a reexamination of U.S. trade policies. In order to help fill the need for long-range world trade information, an examination was made of four prominent economic forecasts. The following issues were raised for consideration by U.S. policymakers: trade policy coherence,...
Perspectives on Trade and International Payments
ID-79-11A: Published: Oct 10, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 10, 1979.
Growing concern over the U.S. trade deficit in 1978 and 1979 and depreciation of the dollar in foreign exchange markets caused concern over U.S. trade policies. In order to help fill the need for long-range world trade information, a detailed report was compiled from past GAO reports and testimony, published data on the issues discussed, and from agency and congressional records, testimony, and re...
U.S. Administration of the Antidumping Act of 1921
ID-79-15: Published: Mar 15, 1979. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1979.
The Antidumping Act of 1921, as amended, is costly, time-consuming and extremely burdensome to administer, primarily because its provisions are complex and some are imprecise. Dumping is the practice of exporting goods at unfair prices. Although access to dumped goods may benefit consumers and dampen inflationary trends, it may cause the affected domestic industry to lose sales and possibly reduce...
The Treasury Department's Administration of the Antidumping Act of 1921
GGD-78-60: Published: Apr 14, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 1978.
Questions were raised about the Treasury Department's administration of the Antidumping Act of 1921 to determine whether the act is effective in countering unfair foreign competition involving the sale of imported merchandise in the United States at less than fair value, and whether Treasury has been dilatory in its administration of the act. Questions dealt with the time involved in dumping inves...
U.S. Direct Investment in South America's Andean Common Market
ID-76-88: Published: Jun 7, 1977. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 1977.
Through investment incentives, such as favorable tax policies and investment insurance, the government has sought to encourage the flow of U.S. direct investment to developing countries. U.S. policy has been to encourage economic integration mechanisms, such as common markets, one of these being the Andean Common Market (ANCOM), whose principal objective is to develop the Andean area.The foreign i...
U.S. Import Restrictions: Alternatives to Present Dairy Programs
ID-76-44: Published: Dec 8, 1976. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 1976.
The need to consider alternatives to the present system of dairy import quotas is discussed. Interrelated programs of price supports, marketing orders, and import quotas have been effective in insuring an adequate supply of domestically produced milk and in stabilizing prices for dairy products. The cost of this self-sufficiency and price stability has been higher prices to the consumer and progra...