International cooperation (31 - 37 of 37 items)
International Energy Agency: Plan To Provide Legal Defenses to Participating U.S. Oil Companies
NSIAD-88-89BR: Published: Feb 8, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Justice's (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) efforts to: (1) expand antitrust and breach-of-contract defenses to protect U.S. oil companies from possible legal suits for participating in the International Energy Agency's (IEA) Emergency Oil Sharing System (ESS); and (2) resolve the problem of foreign...
The U.S. Trade Deficit and the Passing Illusion of Economic Sovereignty
135524: Jan 1, 1988
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 1, Spring 1988, discusses how U.S. economic policies contributed to the U.S. trade deficit and the lessons learned from the deficit, specifically that: (1) world economies are so interlinked and the global economy so large and complex that countries need to cooperate to solve the world's economic problems; (2) U.S. leadership and action are esse...
U.S.-Mexico Opium Poppy and Marijuana Aerial Eradication Program
T-NSIAD-87-42: Published: Aug 5, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 5, 1987.
GAO discussed the U.S.-Mexico aerial opium poppy and marijuana crop eradication program to determine: (1) the extent to which the program has reduced the amount of heroin and marijuana produced in Mexico and smuggled into the United States; (2) whether Mexico is using U.S. aircraft in a manner which maximizes aerial spraying; and (3) whether the program's bilateral agreements provide an adequate b...
Stricter Enforcement of Refugees' Transportation Loan Repayments Needed
NSIAD-85-56: Published: Mar 8, 1985. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 1985.
GAO reviewed the Department of State's transportation loan program, which finances the transportation of refugees from temporary asylums overseas to the United States through a revolving loan fund, administered by the Intergovernmental Committee for Migration (ICM), which is an international organization based in Switzerland.GAO found that, before leaving their asylum countries, refugees sign inte...
Peace Corps Disaster Assistance Efforts in Jamaica
NSIAD-84-38: Published: Dec 19, 1983. Publicly Released: Dec 27, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined an allegation that the Peace Corps office in Jamaica overrated its achievements in disaster assistance in a report.GAO found that plans discussed in the report are in the process of being implemented and that the Government of Jamaica seems to be appreciative of and receptive to efforts by Peace Corps volunteers to assist the national and local...
U.S. Participation in the International Energy Agency's Fourth Emergency Sharing System Test
122384: Sep 22, 1983
Observations were made on U.S. participation in a recently completed International Energy Agency (IEA) Emergency Sharing Allocation System Test (AST-4). The purpose of the Emergency Sharing System is to facilitate efforts of IEA member nations to reduce the adverse consequences of a serious oil disruption and to promote balanced sharing of the shortfall among members. The members agree to maintain...
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...