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n. a handgun; a revolver. Willie kept his gat in his pocket when the cops walked up.
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The key objective of most international trade agreements, including the NAFTA and GATS, is trade liberalization through the reduction of barriers to trade.
You can be sure that once these sectors are penetrated, GATS will be expanded to cover all other service jobs and professions: doctors, nurses, dentists, medical and dental technicians, anesthesiologists, veterinarians, chiropractors, beauticians, architects, teachers, financial planners, electricians, stock brokers, etc.
Here Doreen Conrad, Head of the Trade in Services Unit at ITC, answers some commonly asked questions about the role of the services sector in the WTO GATS negotiations:
The complex GATS negotiation process involves countries asking others to subject specific parts of their service economy to GATS rules; and then a negotiation over what the requested country is willing to offer.
The GATS envisions that recognition issues may also be handled through "Mutual Recognition Agreements" negotiated between GATS Member States.
CME members and the representatives of dozens of major industrial associations in Canada have met to discuss how they can collaborate on the GATS.
GATS is the first multilateral, legally enforceable agreement covering trade and investment in services.
in response to its withdrawal in WTO of GATS commitments on gambling and betting services, including on-line gambling.
com)-- GATS Games is proud to announce a uniquely designed set of “tombstone” dominoes, which reflects the traditional Mexican Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, holiday.
Coverage includes the overarching issues in the trade in services and goods debate, and how certain GATS principles should be applied; the interaction between the principles of trade liberalization and the economic benefits they bring, and the role of regulation in promoting efficient provision of services; WTO dispute resolution and the GATS; the application of the GATS to the financial services sector and some of the conceptual and practical issues confronting policy makers and practitioners; and GATS and trade in cultural services.
The Government was making it "very clear" in its initial offer to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on GATS that it considered such services were protected.
The poor can only benefit from GATS Sir, - Your correspondent Mr Verrall (Post, Mar 15) has totally misrepresented the European Union position on global trade in services (GATS - the General Agreement on Trade in Services).
This article draws on ITC's GATS Consultation Kit to explain why and how service industry associations should communicate with their policy-makers.
The GATS was adopted in 1994 as part of the newly established WTO system, bringing services under the framework of the world's largest and most powerful international trade body.
GATS rules threaten to undermine national sovereignty and sustainable development goals.