International trade (41 - 50 of 55 items)
International Trade: Observations on the U.S.-Japan Semiconductor Arrangement
NSIAD-87-134BR: Published: Apr 15, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO assessed the results of the U.S.-Japan negotiations on semiconductor trade, focusing on: (1) what was negotiated; (2) the expected outcome; (3) the administration's views of the results; (4) U.S. industrial views of the results; and (5) the impact of the agreement on U.S. semiconductor manufacturers and users.GAO found that the goals of the agreement wer...
International Trade: Review of Effectiveness of FAS Cooperator Market Development Program
NSIAD-87-89: Published: Mar 17, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the cooperator programs that the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) implemented to develop, maintain, and expand foreign markets for U.S. agricultural commodities.GAO found that FAS has: (1) allowed cooperators to implement numerous and varied long-term programs and has placed few restricti...
Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, As Amended
T-NSIAD-87-17: Published: Mar 17, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1987.
GAO discussed its report on the Trade Act of 1974, focusing on the act's provisions for remedying unfair foreign trade practices. GAO noted that: (1) unfair trade cases handled through bilateral negotiation were generally resolved much faster than cases handled through the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT); (2) many of those who petitioned for relief under the act expressed dissatisfac...
Implementation of the Foreign Availability Provisions of the Export Administration Act
T-NSIAD-87-8: Published: Mar 11, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1987.
GAO testified on the Department of Commerce's implementation of the foreign availability provisions of the Export Administration Act. GAO found that: (1) in 1985, Commerce issued final regulations on foreign availability procedures and criteria; (2) the 1985 amendments to the act have not reduced the number of products and related technologies subject to export controls, as intended; (3) Commerce...
Caribbean Basin Initiative: Need for More Reliable Data on Business Activity Resulting From the Initiative
NSIAD-86-201BR: Published: Aug 29, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO surveyed 285 new businesses in the Caribbean Basin region regarding their operations in Central America and the Caribbean, specifically: (1) how the Department of Commerce developed its list of businesses; (2) the data Commerce obtained on the businesses; and (3) the results of GAO conversations with some of the businesses.GAO found that: (1) the Commerc...
Foreign Aid: Questions on the Central American Regional Program Need To Be Resolved
NSIAD-86-209: Published: Sep 8, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO discussed the evolution, status, and viability of the Agency for International Development's (AID) regional economic assistance programs for Central America.GAO found that: (1) according to AID views, studies, and funding actions, extensive regional programs may not be viable; (2) Central American economic and political conditions were not conducive to r...
International Trade: Strengthening Trade Law Protection of Intellectual Property Rights
NSIAD-86-150: Published: Aug 13, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1986.
GAO recommended ways to strengthen section 337 of the Tariff Act as a means for U.S. firms to protect their intellectual property rights against counterfeit and infringing imports.GAO believes that, in order for section 337 to be more effective, Congress needs to: (1) increase access to section 337 relief by eliminating or redefining the statutory criteria for obtaining relief; (2) direct the Inte...
Strengthening Intellectual Property Rights Protection Under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930
129571: Apr 10, 1986
GAO discussed ways to strengthen protection of intellectual property rights under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930. Some U.S. property rights holders who sought relief from counterfeit or infringing imports were denied access to section 337 relief because of economic tests normally not required in intellectual property rights cases. Although there was substantial support for eliminating the r...
Export Promotion: Activities of the Commerce Department's District Offices
NSIAD-86-43: Published: Feb 14, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the mission, activities, and effectiveness of the Department of Commerce's district offices.GAO noted that: (1) the primary goal of district offices is to assist small firms in developing their export potential; (2) in recent years, district offices have devoted an increased portion of their resources to assisting businesses in complying with expor...
Central America Aid: Status of the Trade Credit Insurance Program
NSIAD-86-29FS: Published: Dec 31, 1985. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1985.
GAO reported on the use, control, and funding of the Trade Credit Insurance Program, which the Agency for International Development (AID) and the Export-Import Bank (Eximbank) jointly administer to guarantee repayment of U.S. commercial credit to finance Central American imports of U.S. goods and services.GAO found that: (1) as of December 1985, less than 9 percent of the $300 million credit-guara...