Foreign Agent Contacts

GGD-93-32R: Published: Apr 2, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1993.

Additional Materials:

Contact:

Office of Public Affairs
(202) 512-4800
youngc1@gao.gov

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 registrations was lower than the number of former high-level officials representing foreign interests; (3) the current Deputy of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and the Assistant USTR for North American Affairs did not keep a record of telephone contacts; (4) the former Deputy USTR telephone log and appointment calendar has been discarded; (5) 12 of the 19 selected Foreign Agents Registration Act registrants had contacts with OUSTR officials; and (6) proposed legislation would broaden the existing disclosure statutes to ensure registration of professional lobbyists, streamline disclosure requirements to make sure that only meaningful information is disclosed, and create a new, more effective and equitable system for administering and enforcing these requirements.

Nov 13, 2017

Oct 31, 2017

Oct 26, 2017

Oct 19, 2017

Oct 12, 2017

Oct 4, 2017

Sep 28, 2017

Sep 19, 2017

Sep 13, 2017

Looking for more? Browse all our products here