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It also calls for a full public review of New Zealand's participation in GATS and an inclusive, democratic and consultative process to consider the impact of the agreement.
The new GATS negotiations are designed to adopt new GATS rules, and to extend them to all service sectors.
Of course, we still have many challenges and, unfortunately, WTO members have not been able to conclude negotiations on further liberalization since the GATS became operational.
iv) Article 62 of the 1997 Electronic Publications Regulation is inconsistent with China's national treatment commitments under Article XVII of the GATS with respect to the master wholesale or wholesale of electronic publications.
deciding whether to comply with WTO decisions under GATS.
GATS is a mesh of these two legitimate needs; allowing countries on the one hand to keep their legitimate restrictions and regulations on certain industries, while also creating an atmosphere of liberalization of trade in those industries through an international agreement.
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.
The Doha Declaration endorsed the work undertaken in GATS since 2000 and established 1 January 2005 as the deadline for concluding the services negotiations.
A central principle of the GATS proposal is that sovereign nations are free to decide for themselves the extent of their participation in GATS.
It also emphasised that the GATS was a voluntary process, and that its principles did not impose either privatisation or deregulation, or prescribe a particular degree of liberalisation as such.
GATS, which came into force in January 1995, is an agreement affecting international trade that covers services such as banking and insurance.
The Canadian Polaris Institute and a global coalition of nongovernmental organizations in February released secret European GATS negotiating documents which reveal that the EU is seeking privatization and deregulation of public energy and water utilities, postal services, higher education and alcohol distribution systems; the right for foreign firms to obtain U.
Operational since 1995, GATS is a World Trade Organization agreement.
Since my Vanderbilt article was first published, significant events have occurred with respect to the GATS and legal services.
The GATS is a multilateral, legally enforceable agreement among members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) that regulates international trade services.
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