International economic relations (41 - 50 of 57 items)
The President's Decision to Order a Chinese Company's Divestiture of a Recently Acquired U.S. Aircraft Parts Manufacturer
T-NSIAD-90-21: Published: Mar 19, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1990.
GAO discussed the President's decision to order a corporation owned by the People's Republic of China to divest its recently acquired control of a U.S. firm, focusing on: (1) the interagency national security review process; (2) U.S. means for safeguarding information; and (3) sources of information needed to investigate the investment's national security implications. GAO noted that: (1) the firm...
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...
Inter-American Development Bank: Questions Concerning Payment to Nicaragua
NSIAD-89-167: Published: Jul 5, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Inter-American Development Bank's (IDB) loan disbursements to Nicaragua in November 1987, focusing on: (1) whether the payments complied with IDB regulations or violated U.S. law; (2) whether IDB should recover the funds; and (3) an audit memorandum the IDB Auditor General prepared concerning the transaction.GAO found that IDB: (1) followed pro...
Export Credits: The Effectiveness of the 1987 Agreement to Control the Use of Tied Aid Credits Under the Arrangement on Guidelines for Officially Supported Export Credits
T-NSIAD-89-33: Published: May 16, 1989. Publicly Released: May 16, 1989.
GAO reviewed the 1987 agreement between industrialized countries to decrease the use of tied aid credits and increase the minimum grant element level to 35 percent by July 15, 1988. GAO found that preliminary information from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in December 1988 indicated that the grant element level for most concessionary financing offers since July 19...
Export Promotion: U.S. Government Promotional Activities in Japan
NSIAD-89-77BR: Published: Feb 21, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO investigated certain allegations concerning the level and quality of U.S. government export promotion assistance in Japan, focusing on: (1) the budget and staffing level for export promotion activities in Japan; (2) U.S. businesses' views of the quality of assistance received; and (3) Japanese export promotion activities in the United States.GAO surveyed...
International Trade: The Special Access Program for Caribbean Apparel Imports
NSIAD-89-122: Published: Mar 15, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the administration and enforcement of the Department of Commerce's and the Customs Service's Special Access Program for apparel assembly in certain Caribbean countries.GAO found that: (1) the program, designed to increase apparel assembly in Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act countries and expand sales of U.S. textiles, provided exporters relief...
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...
Foreign Direct Investment in the U.S. Automobile Industry
T-NSIAD-88-47: Published: Sep 22, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1988.
GAO discussed the impact of Japanese direct investment on the U.S. automobile industry. GAO noted that Japanese automobile companies' assembly plants, known as transplants: (1) could increase or decrease employment, depending on whether their production supplanted traditional U.S. companies' production or displaced imports; (2) used fewer suppliers than domestic manufacturers and retained them for...
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...
Foreign Aid: Impact of Overseas Private Investment Corporation Activities on U.S. Employment
NSIAD-87-109: Published: May 5, 1987. Publicly Released: May 5, 1987.
In compliance with a legislative requirement, GAO determined the impact of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation's (OPIC) activities on employment in the United States.GAO found that OPIC: (1) approved projects that it should have expected would have negative impacts on U.S. trade and potentially negative impacts on U.S. employment; (2) continued to assist some projects despite their negativ...