Export controls (31 - 40 of 49 items)
Export Controls: Advising U.S. Business of Policy Changes
NSIAD-90-201: Published: May 18, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on U.S. information dissemination regarding export control developments, focusing on: (1) the timeliness of implementation of agreed-upon U.S. export control changes; (2) U.S. actions to liberalize the list of controlled commodities; and (3) whether such practices would create disparate treatment between American exporters and their foreign competi...
Export Controls: U.S. Policies and Procedures Regarding the Soviet Union
NSIAD-90-185FS: Published: May 24, 1990. Publicly Released: May 24, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on U.S. export controls regarding the Soviet Union, focusing on: (1) export control policies and procedures; (2) the current U.S. level of control over exports to the Soviet Union; (3) U.S. plans to liberalize such controls; and (4) U.S. businesses' views on the impact of export controls on U.S.-Soviet trade.GAO found that: (1) the Unit...
Export Controls: Assessment of Commerce Department Foreign Policy Reports to Congress
NSIAD-89-190: Published: Sep 13, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1989.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed: (1) five of the Secretary of Commerce's reports concerning imposing, expanding, or extending foreign policy export controls; and (2) the extent to which Commerce adopted earlier recommendations to improve its reporting to Congress on foreign availability, enforcement, and economic impact.GAO found that: (1) the reports generally complied with re...
Export Controls: Extent of DOD Influence on Licensing Decisions
NSIAD-89-155: Published: Jun 6, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Commerce's and the Department of Defense's (DOD) roles in the export licensing process for commercial products which could also have a military use.GAO found that: (1) Commerce and DOD agreed on 90 percent of 10,380 licensing actions for cases completed between June 1987 and June 1988; (2) Commerce followed DOD recommendations to...
Israel: Use of U.S.-Manufactured Tear Gas in the Occupied Territories
NSIAD-89-128: Published: Apr 13, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Israeli Defense Forces' (IDF) use of U.S.-manufactured tear gas in the Palestinian-occupied territories of the West Bank and Gaza, focusing on: (1) medical evidence on the effects of tear gas; (2) U.S. laws and policies relating to tear gas exports and their application to restrict tear gas exports on other occasions; and (3) the Department...
Transition Series: International Trade Issues
OCG-89-5TR: Published: Nov 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1988.
GAO summarized information on federal government issues relating to international trade and economic policy, including: (1) economic policies in an interdependent world; (2) trade negotiations and agreements; (3) management of export promotion and market development programs; (4) export controls; and (5) foreign direct investment in the United States.GAO noted that: (1) its trade deficit and statu...
Export Controls: Assessment of Commerce Department's Report on Missile Technology Controls
NSIAD-88-159: Published: May 24, 1988. Publicly Released: May 24, 1988.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Secretary of Commerce's report to Congress on the imposition of foreign policy controls on the export of missile equipment and technology related to nuclear weapons delivery systems.GAO found that the report: (1) complied with the statutory reporting requirements; (2) discussed the availability of controlled items from foreign sources; (3) fo...
The Office of Munitions Control Can Strengthen Its License Review Process
T-NSIAD-87-41: Published: Sep 11, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1987.
GAO discussed the Department of State's Office of Munition Control's (OMC) arms export control activities to determine whether exporters complied with certain administrative and reporting requirements. GAO noted that OMC: (1) failed to routinely check export license application data and rarely verified purchasers' legitimacy; (2) has insufficient information processing capability; (3) needs to per...
Export Controls: Assessment of Commerce Department's Foreign Policy Report to Congress
NSIAD-87-176: Published: Jul 23, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1987.
Pursuant to the Export Administration Amendments Act of 1985, GAO reviewed the Department of Commerce's reports to Congress on export controls to assess Commerce's compliance with statutory requirements.GAO found that: (1) Commerce reported to Congress on the purpose of export controls, their compatibility with foreign policy, other nations' reactions, economic impacts, enforceability, and other i...
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...