Foreign trade policies (21 - 30 of 41 items)
Export Promotion: Federal Programs Lack Organizational and Funding Cohesiveness
NSIAD-92-49: Published: Jan 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the federal government's export promotion programs, focusing on the: (1) rationale and resources devoted to those programs; and (2) adequacy of recent attempts to consolidate and streamline those programs.GAO found that: (1) in fiscal year 1991, the U.S. government spent $2.7 billion on export promotion programs and $21.4 billion on export loans, e...
Soviet Energy: U.S. Attempts to Aid Oil Production Are Hindered by Many Obstacles
NSIAD-91-214: Published: May 24, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) decline in Soviet oil production and the reasons for that decline; and (2) principal obstacles to U.S. trade and investment in Soviet oil exploration and production.GAO found that: (1) since 1988, Soviet oil production declined by about 8.8 percent; (2) from 1988 through 1990, oil exports declined about 15 percent; (3) produ...
Soviet Oil Production and Obstacles to U.S. Trade and Investment
T-NSIAD-91-41: Published: Jun 19, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1991.
GAO discussed the: (1) recent decline in Soviet oil production and the reasons for the decline; and (2) principal obstacles to U.S. trade and investment in Soviet oil exploration and production. GAO noted that: (1) Soviet oil production decreased by about 9 percent and oil exports decreased by 15 percent since 1988; (2) since petroleum exports comprised 33 percent of the Soviet Union's total hard...
Export Controls: Opportunities for Improving Compliance With Export Administration Regulations
NSIAD-91-47: Published: Dec 6, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 6, 1990.
GAO assessed the Department of Commerce's procedures for providing oral advice to exporters regarding controls on the export of commercial products that could be of military use.GAO found that: (1) the Bureau of Export Administration (BXA) reported that it received over 160,000 export-control-related telephone inquiries during fiscal year (FY) 1989; (2) the International Trade Administration (ITA)...
Foreign Investment: Aspects of the U.S.-Japan Relationship
NSIAD-90-203FS: Published: Jul 31, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 4, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the extent and sectoral composition of Japanese investment in the United States and U.S. investment in Japan; (2) the forms of Japanese direct investment in the United States, and (3) barriers to U.S. investment in Japan.GAO found that: (1) Japanese investments in the United States during 1980 through 1988 increased faster than...
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...
European Community: U.S. Financial Services' Competitiveness Under the Single Market Program
T-NSIAD-90-45: Published: May 23, 1990. Publicly Released: May 23, 1990.
GAO discussed its assessment of how the European Community's (EC) Single Market Program might affect U.S. financial firms. GAO noted that the Single Market Program will create more opportunities for U.S. financial firms to expand their already considerable EC business. GAO found that: (1) it appeared that U.S. financial firms would face relatively few EC-imposed restrictions; (2) insurance has bee...
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...
Status Report on GAO's Review of the Export Enhancement Program
T-NSIAD-89-45: Published: Jul 31, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1989.
GAO discussed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Export Enhancement Program (EEP). GAO found that: (1) because the supply of wheat has tightened since 1987, resulting in higher wheat prices, USDA has announced fewer new EEP initiatives and has not extended existing ones; (2) as of July 21, 1989, USDA had announced 103 initiatives, the market value of EEP bonuses totalled nearly $2.6 billion, a...
U.S. Trade Deficit: Impact of Currency Appreciations in Taiwan, South Korea, and Hong Kong
T-NSIAD-89-28: Published: May 12, 1989. Publicly Released: May 12, 1989.
GAO discussed: (1) how Taiwan, South Korea, and Hong Kong determine their currency exchange rates; and (2) the probable impacts of hypothetical appreciations of those economies' currencies on U.S. trade imbalances. GAO found that: (1) the countries had a combined trade surplus with the United States of $29.2 billion in 1988, representing over 20 percent of the total U.S. trade deficit; (2) the fac...