Trade policies (51 - 60 of 62 items)
International Trade: Priority Trade Damage Estimates Could Have Been Developed
NSIAD-91-236: Published: Sep 10, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 10, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined the U.S. Trade Representative's (USTR) progress in implementing section 310 of the Trade Act of 1974 (super-301), which requires USTR to identify those trade barriers whose elimination would have the most significant potential to increase U.S. exports, focusing on: (1) USTR criteria for designating priority unfair trade practices in 1989 and 1990...
U.S.--Mexico Trade: Extent to Which Mexican Horticultural Exports Complement U.S. Production
NSIAD-91-94BR: Published: Mar 20, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S.-Mexican agricultural trade, focusing on how major Mexican horticultural commodities complement, supplement, or compete with U.S. domestic production.GAO found that: (1) there was a clear pattern of complementary production for some major Mexican exports, and significant overlap in harvest and marketing seasons for others; (2) cantaloupes, wate...
U.S.-Mexico Trade: Impact of Liberalization in the Agricultural Sector
NSIAD-91-155: Published: Mar 29, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) examined efforts to remove impediments to agricultural trade between the United States and Mexico; (2) explored the benefits of increasing such trade; (3) reviewed remaining barriers to be addressed in free-trade agreement negotiations; and (4) obtained the views of U.S. producer groups on agricultural trade liberalization.GAO found that between 1980 a...
International Trade: Rule of Origin for the U.S.-Canada Free Trade Area
NSIAD-88-46BR: Published: Nov 16, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding the proposed United States-Canada Free Trade Area Agreement (FTA), focusing on its rule of origin.GAO noted that the agreement's rule of origin, based on the Department of the Treasury's proposal: (1) confers U.S. or Canadian origin on products containing foreign-source parts, components, or materials when sufficient additiona...
International Trade: Observations on the U.S.-Japan Semiconductor Arrangement
NSIAD-87-134BR: Published: Apr 15, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO assessed the results of the U.S.-Japan negotiations on semiconductor trade, focusing on: (1) what was negotiated; (2) the expected outcome; (3) the administration's views of the results; (4) U.S. industrial views of the results; and (5) the impact of the agreement on U.S. semiconductor manufacturers and users.GAO found that the goals of the agreement wer...
International Trade: Trade Law Remedies Under Floating Exchange Rates
NSIAD-87-14: Published: Dec 16, 1986. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the floating exchange rate regime's compatibility with the international trading system's principles and U.S. trade laws to determine: (1) how exchange rate fluctuations can affect import relief the Trade Act of 1974 grants under section 201; (2) whether exchange rate changes alter the findings and the protection of the antidumpin...
Department of Commerce Export Promotion Activities
122466: Sep 27, 1983
Testimony was given on recent GAO work relating to the export promotion activities carried out by the Department of Commerce, including the overseas export support services and commercial reporting performed by the Foreign Commercial Service (FCS). In a previous report, GAO described the numerous resource and policy problems which hindered the first year of FCS operations. Many FCS problems stemme...
Problems Hamper Foreign Commercial Service's Progress
ID-83-10: Published: Oct 18, 1982. Publicly Released: Oct 18, 1982.
GAO reported on problems resulting from the transfer of authority for commercial work from the Department of State to the Department of Commerce, which created the Foreign Commercial Service (FCS).GAO reviewed FCS operations in Washington, D.C., and overseas and found that numerous resource and policy problems have caused uneven progress toward the revitalization of commercial work overseas. Becau...
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...
Administration of Export Controls
108819: Mar 14, 1979
The government does not have an effective policymaking structure to reconcile the conflicting goals of export promotion and export control. The decisionmaking apparatus for determining what technology or products should be controlled is unwieldly and time consuming. The export licensing system is characterized by delay, uncertainty, and lack of accountability. Congress should provide for realignme...