International trade (51 - 55 of 55 items)
The International Agreement on Government Procurement: An Assessment of Its Commercial Value and U.S. Government Implementation
NSIAD-84-117: Published: Jul 16, 1984. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1984.
GAO reviewed the government's implementation of the multilateral Agreement on Government Procurement, which was meant to limit signatory governments' use of discriminatory procurement practices as barriers to trade.GAO found that, while the agreement was an important step toward less restrictive trade, it has had less commercial value than originally anticipated because: (1) foreign signatory gove...
Floating Exchange Rates and the Dollar
124314: Jun 6, 1984
GAO discussed the strength of the dollar in international markets, focusing on the reasons for the strength of the dollar and on possible solutions to the problems posed for American businesses by a strong dollar. GAO stated that the reasons for the dollar's strength include: (1) the attractiveness of investments in the United States; (2) international expectations of continued low inflation in th...
Department of Commerce Export Promotion Activities
122466: Sep 27, 1983
Testimony was given on recent GAO work relating to the export promotion activities carried out by the Department of Commerce, including the overseas export support services and commercial reporting performed by the Foreign Commercial Service (FCS). In a previous report, GAO described the numerous resource and policy problems which hindered the first year of FCS operations. Many FCS problems stemme...
[Request That GAO Examine Relocation of International Trade Administration Office]
124304: Sep 19, 1983
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Administration of U.S. Export Licensing Should Be Consolidated To Be More Responsive to Industry
ID-78-60: Published: Oct 31, 1978. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1978.
Exports of commercially available commodities are regulated by the Secretary of Commerce and a group of consulting departments and agencies. The Department of Commerce makes final licensing decisions unilaterally in some instances; in other instances, decisions are made only after the unanimous consent of consulted agencies is secured. The government's administration of export licensing is charact...