Driving the GATS
agenda are powerful lobby machines like the U.
Distribution Rule is inconsistent with China's market access commitments under Article XVI of the GATS
as it contains a limitation on the participation of foreign capital in contractual joint ventures engaging in the distribution of AVHE products, which falls within the scope of Article XVI:2(f).
and sets forth the basic GATS
and DSU provisions governing such a
is comprised of six parts and eight annexes and has been signed by 146 countries (as of April 4, 2003).
is already a signatory to earlier GATS
agreements and commitments, the avid globalists in the U.
March 2001: GATS
negotiating guidelines and procedures agreed.
The current GATS
negotiations began in 2000, with a June 30, 2002 deadline for the submission of initial requests for market access and March 31, 2003 for the presentation of offers.
Finally, one of the most important aspects of the GATS
that applies to all signatories is the progressive liberalization provision in Article XIX.
is the first multilateral, legally enforceable agreement covering trade and investment in services.
Schedule of Specific Commitments annexed to the GATS
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).