Export controls (41 - 49 of 49 items)
Export Control of Commercial Goods and Technology
T-NSIAD-87-13: Published: Mar 17, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1987.
GAO discussed government controls over the export of commercial goods and technology that other nations could use for military or nuclear purposes. The Department of Commerce administers the control system and issues export licenses, while other agencies review certain types of licenses. The United States cooperates with other countries in this effort through an informal multilateral organization...
Implementation of the Foreign Availability Provisions of the Export Administration Act
T-NSIAD-87-8: Published: Mar 11, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1987.
GAO testified on the Department of Commerce's implementation of the foreign availability provisions of the Export Administration Act. GAO found that: (1) in 1985, Commerce issued final regulations on foreign availability procedures and criteria; (2) the 1985 amendments to the act have not reduced the number of products and related technologies subject to export controls, as intended; (3) Commerce...
Export Promotion: Activities of the Commerce Department's District Offices
NSIAD-86-43: Published: Feb 14, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the mission, activities, and effectiveness of the Department of Commerce's district offices.GAO noted that: (1) the primary goal of district offices is to assist small firms in developing their export potential; (2) in recent years, district offices have devoted an increased portion of their resources to assisting businesses in complying with expor...
Foreign Policy Export Controls
129146: Feb 19, 1986
Testimony was given concerning: (1) the extension of foreign policy export controls in effect prior to the passage of the Export Administration Amendments of 1985; and (2) the consultation process used in soliciting business views on the controls' extension. GAO noted that: (1) prior to the 1985 amendments, it was difficult to accurately assess the economic impact of foreign policy controls over t...
Military Loans: Repayment Problems Mount as Debt Increases
NSIAD-86-10: Published: Oct 30, 1985. Publicly Released: Dec 2, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the repayment records of countries receiving loans under the U.S. foreign aid programs, to determine: (1) the status of the Guaranty Reserve Fund set up to back the loans; (2) how foreign governments repay the loans; and (3) how U.S. military aid shifted from mostly market rate loans to mostly outright grants and concessional interest rate loans.GA...
Licensing Data for Exports to Non-Communist Countries
NSIAD-84-105: Published: May 1, 1984. Publicly Released: May 8, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO updated certain export licensing data contained in a previous GAO report.GAO sampled export license applications received by the Department of Commerce, Office of Export Administration (OEA). GAO determined that the number of applications processed by OEA would be reduced by 26 to 38 percent if certain export licensing requirements were eliminated...
Foreign Policy Export Controls
121773: Jun 27, 1983
GAO discussed the administration's implementation of certain provisions of the Export Administration Act of 1979 which requires consideration of the domestic economic impact of foreign policy controls. Specifically, GAO focused on administration compliance with the act's provisions requiring consultation with businesses affected by the proposed controls and consideration of the economic impact of...
Interagency Structure of Economic and Foreign Policy Decisionmaking
ID-83-41: Published: May 12, 1983. Publicly Released: May 17, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the means by which the President receives information on the impact of his foreign policy decisions.A number of high-level interagency groups have been formed by the administration: seven cabinet councils report to the President and four senior interagency groups operate under the umbrella of the National Security Council (NSC). These groups are...
Administration of Export Controls Under Export Administration Act
115085: Apr 30, 1981
Under the Export Administration Act, the United States controls the export of dual use commercial products and processes for national security, foreign policy, and short supply purposes. A GAO review addressed congressional concerns about how well the system is carrying out the act's national security goal of controlling exports of military significant technology and products to Russia and other E...