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There are two kings of GATS obligations: those that are top-down (or general) and those that are bottom-up (or specific).
1 January 2005: Deadline to conclude GATS negotiations as part of a single undertaking.
The consequence of listing a current law is that the current law need not comply with the market access and national treatment provisions of the GATS that apply to "scheduled" services.
She suggests that, in light of the CCPA study, the government should look at ways of reviewing the GATS to ensure it protects public interests, and that the government should not consider broadening the agreement to include postal and courier services.
GATS could effectively cede local, state, and federal decision-making authority to WTO trade panels.
Brown welcomed the Government's exclusion of public services from its initial offer on GATS.
As member economies take stock of their initial requests for market access and prepare to make their final offers, it is crucial that service exporters and industry associations familiarize themselves with the GATS and be vocal about the trade-related issues of their industry.
Another example of domestic regulations that are threatened by GATS negotiations include laws requiring foreign businesses to hire a certain percentage of local workers.
GATS will have a profound impact on development issues, particularly for poor women in the developing world.
A number of board members wanted more information on GATS before making a decision.
The major threat of GATS is to people in the under-developed world and there is little immediate threat to developed democracies such as ours.