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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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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.
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.
GATS is an especially dangerous agreement because it is not a single fixed document; it is an open-ended, ongoing process that commits the U.
A number of board members wanted more information on GATS before making a decision.
If the proposed set of GATS rules are adopted, they will radically restructure the role of government regarding public access to essential social services worldwide, to the detriment of the public interest and democracy itself.
However, GATS treats health as 'just another service' and then treats these services as 'just another commodity' to be bought and sold and traded at will in the international market place.
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.
This GATS agreement promoted by our go vernment will bring these people to the brink.
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.