Transition Series:

Commerce Issues

OCG-89-11TR: Published: Nov 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1988.

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GAO summarized problems facing the Department of Commerce and provided possible solutions.

GAO found that: (1) the International Trade Administration inadequately plans and executes its overseas trade promotion activities; (2) Commerce inadequately oversees and administers the export control system for civilian products with military applications; (3) the Bureau of the Census faces high census costs and staffing shortages; and (4) Commerce inadequately supervises the Patent and Trademark Office's development of a new automated patent system. GAO also found that Commerce will need to: (1) improve its export promotion activities; and (2) address planning and decisionmaking problems associated with the decennial census.

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