International trade (21 - 30 of 55 items)
Soviet Union's Participation in the Agriculture Department's Export Credit Guarantee Programs
T-NSIAD-91-38: Published: May 21, 1991. Publicly Released: May 21, 1991.
GAO discussed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) export credit guarantee programs and the Soviet Union's participation in those programs. GAO noted that: (1) the Soviets had serious problems in processing, packaging, storing, and distributing their agricultural commodities; (2) USDA developed new credit risk analysis procedures based on consensus risk ratings of major international banks and i...
International Trade: Bulgarian Trade Data
NSIAD-91-150BR: Published: Mar 11, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the impact of granting Bulgaria a most-favored-nation trade status, focusing on: (1) tariff rates on U.S. imports from Bulgaria compared to rates from other countries; and (2) leading U.S. exports to and imports from Bulgaria from 1987 to 1990.GAO found that: (1) the weighted average tariff rate on dutiable products could decline from 21 percent t...
National Security Reviews of Foreign Investment
T-NSIAD-91-8: Published: Feb 26, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1991.
GAO discussed the Administration's national security reviews of proposed foreign investments, focusing on the: (1) Administration's authority to review and possibly block foreign investments after the authorization period lapsed; (2) reasons for the Administration's delay in implementing a presidential divestiture order to block a foreign investment; (3) difficulties experienced by the Interagency...
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: Japanese-Affiliated Automakers' 1989 U.S. Production's Impact on Jobs
NSIAD-91-52: Published: Oct 17, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO estimated the possible effects of automobile production by Japanese-affiliated automakers in the United States on 1989 U.S. employment.GAO found that the production of Japanese-affiliated automakers in the United States led to approximately 11,000 net job losses in 1989. In addition, GAO found that the 1989 estimate was based on assumptions that: (1) 68 per...
Foreign Agent Registration: Justice Needs to Improve Program Administration
NSIAD-90-250: Published: Jul 30, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Justice's (DOJ) administration of foreign agent registration.GAO found that: (1) the DOJ Registration Unit identified 70 individuals or firms acting as lobbyists for foreign interests, 13 of which it believed might be obligated to register; (2) the Registration Unit did not collect information on the number of forei...
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...
Agricultural Trade: Improvements Needed in Management of Targeted Export Assistance Program
NSIAD-90-225: Published: Jun 27, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) management of its Targeted Export Assistance (TEA) Program.GAO found that: (1) the Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) was not adequately documenting the funding allocation decision process to clearly show how funding criteria were applied and ranked and the basis for those decisions; (2) commodity division staf...
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...
Comprehensive Quality Management
T-NSIAD-90-22: Published: Mar 20, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1990.
GAO assessed the impact of formal quality management on U.S. companies' productivity and profitability. GAO noted that: (1) U.S. companies had increased their skill levels, knowledge, and implementation of quality management, but the majority of corporate chief executive officers had not implemented comprehensive quality management systems for their companies; (2) corporate executives and quality...