International trade (11 - 20 of 55 items)
International Relations and Trade Issue Area--Active Assignments
AA-97-5(1): Published: Jan 2, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1997.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the International Relations and Trade issue area as of January 2, 1997...
International Relations and Trade Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-96-5(4): Published: Sep 3, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 3, 1996.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the International Relations and Trade issue area as of September 3, 1996...
Peace Corps: New Programs in Former Eastern Bloc Countries Should Be Strengthened
NSIAD-95-6: Published: Dec 19, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Peace Corps' processes and procedures for starting programs in Central and Eastern Europe and the states of the former Soviet Union, focusing on: (1) the adequacy of the Peace Corps' planning and staffing procedures; (2) whether the Peace Corps provided volunteers with adequate assignments, training, and other support; and (3) whether the expan...
Communications Privacy: Federal Policy and Actions
OSI-94-2: Published: Nov 4, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined whether federal policies negatively affect U.S. corporations' ability to protect themselves against economic espionage, focusing on: (1) the need for information privacy in computer and communications systems to prevent economic espionage; (2) federal agency authority to develop cryptographic standards for protection of sensitive, unclassified info...
Foreign Agent Contacts
GGD-93-32R: Published: Apr 2, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the extent of contacts between U.S. trade officials and former high-level officials representing foreign interests. GAO noted that: (1) there was a range of contacts between 19 former high-level officials and senior Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (OUSTR) officials at all levels; (2) the number of officials identified on foreign agent regis...
International Trade Issues
OCG-93-11TR: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized issues relating to the federal government's role in international trade, focusing on: (1) enhancing U.S. competitiveness in an interdependent world; (2) promoting U.S. exports; (3) managing the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) export programs; (4) negotiating and administering trade agreements; and (5) analyzing national security-related foreig...
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...
Export Promotion: Status of SBA Programs
T-NSIAD-92-3: Published: Nov 14, 1991. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1991.
GAO discussed the Small Business Administration's (SBA) export promotion activities. GAO noted that: (1) SBA export promotion programs lack a strategic focus; (2) although SBA has stated that export promotion is a top priority, it devoted less than 1 percent of its fiscal year 1991 expenditures to export promotion; and (3) SBA may be overstating the extent to which its finance programs support exp...
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...
U.S. Government Export Promotion Programs Could Be Improved
T-NSIAD-91-39: Published: May 23, 1991. Publicly Released: May 23, 1991.
GAO discussed federal government export promotion programs, focusing on: (1) past weaknesses; and (2) efforts to coordinate the programs. GAO noted that: (1) export program weaknesses included lack of predictable and rational funding, inappropriate program focus, and inability to supply timely, product-specific information to clients; and (2) although national export conferences held by the Intera...