International economic relations (51 - 57 of 57 items)
Legislative and Administrative Obstacles to Writedowns and Swapping of Less Developed Country Debt
T-NSIAD-87-29: Published: Apr 2, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1987.
GAO discussed practices U.S. banks use to reduce their risk in lending to less-developed countries (LDC), focusing on legislative and administrative obstacles to: (1) writedowns, which involve the reduction of the book value of an asset to the level of its present or appraised value; and (2) swapping loans between banks to reduce their exposure in specific LDC. GAO noted that: (1) LDC debt to U.S...
UN Funding: U.S. Contributions Withheld for UN-PLO Activities
NSIAD-86-17: Published: Dec 6, 1985. Publicly Released: Jan 6, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of State's efforts to comply with legislative provisions requiring the withholding of U.S.-assessed contributions to the United Nations (UN) for organizations and projects whose primary purpose is to provide political benefits to the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).GAO found that: (1) from 1980 through 1984, the United Sta...
Improved Management of Productive Credit Guaranty Program Can Minimize U.S. Risk Exposure and Costs
NSIAD-84-3: Published: Nov 28, 1983. Publicly Released: Nov 28, 1983.
GAO reviewed the Productive Credit Guaranty Program (PCGP) through which the Agency for International Development (AID) provides partial guarantees to private credit institutions in recipient countries to encourage lending to organized groups and individuals in carrying out credit and self-help community development projects.Since 1981, PCGP has been at a virtual standstill in Paraguay, Bolivia, a...
Benefits of International Agreement on Trade-Distorting Subsidies Not Yet Realized
NSIAD-83-10: Published: Aug 15, 1983. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1983.
GAO reviewed U.S. efforts to reduce and eliminate the adverse effects of trade-related subsidy practices of foreign governments.GAO found that the United States wanted stronger rules on the use of subsidies and better procedures for resolving subsidy-related disputes between governments. It appears to have achieved these goals with the Subsidies Agreement; however, the emphasis of the agreement is...
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...