Accession Number : ADA118123

Title :   Agreements on Inter-NATO Defense Trade.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC INTERNATIONAL DIV

PDF Url : ADA118123

Report Date : 05 May 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : General Memorandums of Understanding between the Department of Defense and 11 allies of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) were reviewed to determine whether these agreements had provided increased reciprocal opportunities for firms of one country to compete for defense procurements by another country. A determination was not possible because the Department of Defense has not established an adequate data system to provide a base for determining the impact of the agreements on defense trade. The broad policy of Rationalization, Standardization, and Interoperability (R/S/I) became the cornerstone of U.S. policies within NATO in the 1970s. To address NATO cooperative armaments needs, the Department of Defense encouraged common production of weapons and entered into Memorandums of Understanding to reduce barriers to inter-NATO defense trade.

Descriptors :   *INTERNATIONAL TRADE, UNITED STATES, NATO, WESTERN EUROPE, MILITARY EQUIPMENT, MILITARY PROCUREMENT, AGREEMENTS

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE