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General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)

A treaty adopted by the United Nations aimed at elimination of international trade barriers between member countries.

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

An international treaty, originally written in 1947, intending to establish a framework for international trade, with the goal of the reduction and elimination of tariffs. Its provisions were amended a number of times since its promulgation, but its goals remained the same until 1995, when it was replaced by the World Trade Organization. See also: Doha round.


General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT).

A General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade was signed in 1947 to provide an international forum to encourage free trade, reduce tariffs, and provide a mechanism for resolving trade disputes.

The Uruguay Round Agreements Act was ratified by Congress in 1994 to foster trade by cutting international tariffs, standardizing copyright and patent protection, and liberalizing trade legislation.




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Gatting said that the team needed to regroup and get behind the captain, who will get them ready to take on the challenge again in Adelaide.
The trip to the UAE has been a good learning curve for the team and this should make them feel better as they head for tougher assignments," said Gatting, who has played 79 Tests and 92 ODIs for England from 1978 to 1995.
At 9am, England team manager Mr Mickey Stewart made his first reconciliation approach to Mr Rana, who signified his intention not to take the field without an apology from Gatting.
He probably should be remembered as one of the greatest captains of all time if he wins the Urn down there," said Gatting.
Towards the end of the final there, they could have nudged their way through to win by one over," Gatting said.
Later, Rana triggered angry exchanges when he accused Gatting of cheating.
Gatting found the scoring touch in the 50th minute, slotting home from the edge of the six-yard box.
Of the two, Gatting must take more credit for his performance.
Gatting believes England's professional approach enabled them to exploit Zimbabwe's vu ne r ab i t y.
Shakoor Rana, the Pakistan Test umpire involved in the infamous confrontation with Mike Gatting in 1987, has died aged 65.
net, Gatting called for the need to ensure the complete wipe-out of corruption from the game given that it is one of the major challenges facing cricket nowadays, adding that corruption aspects like fixing and gambling destroys the fabric of the term 'a gentleman's game'.