Acuerdo General sobre Comercio y Servicios (GATS)

The WTO Doha round and EPAs in an era of crisis

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Trade
Trade
Trade
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Trade & Investment
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Salvation or suicide for ACP countries
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Presentation at the ‘Debating Europe’ meeting with representatives of the Directorate General for Trade of the European Commission, set up by the TransNational Institute, Brussels, 3rd November 2009.... Leer más

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WTO+10: Still a target and still a cause of crisis

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Trade
Trade
BITS
Trade
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Trade & Investment
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WTO: Cause not Solution to the Crisis!! Myriam vander Stichele Briefing on role of trade rules, in particular those in the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), in causing the global economic crisis... Leer más

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WTO: Cause not Solution to the Crisis!!

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Trade
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Alternative Regionalisms
Trade & Investment
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Opinion
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Partial report of OWINFS Brunch Briefing (*): “WTO: Cause not Solution to the Crisis!! WTO TURNAROUND NOW!” ... Leer más

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What is the role of WTO services rules in the context of the current financial crisis?

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Trade
Trade
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Trade & Investment
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Multi-media
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Has the WTO's services agreement contributed to the crisis or is it a tool which can help create a more stable environment for international financial services? Myriam Vander Stichele, TNI Fellow and senior researcher at the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations, and Sergio Marchi, senior fellow at the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, discuss this topic... Leer más

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End WTO deregulation of finance

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Alternative Regionalisms
Trade & Investment
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Article
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Since the current financial crisis started, none of the governments, experts or media who have called for new regulations for the financial industry have taken into account rules of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) which actually impose extreme financial service deregulation on many WTO member countries. Worse, the heads of the G-20 country governments who met on 15 November 2008 to discuss... Leer más

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¿Están ignorando las crisis?

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Trade
Trade
Español
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Alternative Regionalisms
Trade & Investment
Comercio e Inversiones
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Article
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Mientras el mundo está todavía evaluando uno de los choques más violentos jamás sufridos por los mercados financieros internacionales y todavía no se han instrumentado las medidas para evitar futuras crisis financieras, los países en desarrollo tienen que ser precavidos frente a los peligros asociados a la ulterior liberalización de sus sectores financieros.En la primavera de 2008, durante los... Leer más

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The perils of a Doha deal on services

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Trade
Trade
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Alternative Regionalisms
Trade & Investment
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Article
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Just as a global consensus is forming around strongly re-regulating the financial sector, developed country negotiators at the WTO are continuing to press developing countries for a services agreement that would drastically liberalise their financial sectors.... Leer más

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Ignoring the crises? How further GATS liberalisation impacts the financial and food crises

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Trade
Trade
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Alternative Regionalisms
Trade & Investment
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Article
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As the world is still assessing one of the most violent shocks in international financial markets ever, and measures to avoid future financial crises are still not in place, developing countries should be cautious of dangers associated with further liberalisation of their financial sectors.... Leer más

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GATS and Corporate Political Power

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Trade
Trade
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Trade & Investment
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Article
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  GATS and Corporate Political PowerStop the GATS AttackGATSwatch Briefing SheetCompiled by Erik WesseliusTNI Website, January 2002Also available in PDF Since February 2000, the member states of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) have been quietly negotiating an expansion of the 1995 General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). These "GATS 2000" negotiations are driven by a corpor... Leer más

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Why South Africa needs to oppose GATS

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Trade
Trade
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Alternative Regionalisms
Trade & Investment
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Article
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The governments and corporations of the major industrialised countries are bringing intense pressures to bear on all the member states of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to open up their service sectors to their international companies in a vast array of infrastructural and even social services. This opening up is being negotiated within the WTO's General Agreement on Trade in Services (GAT... Leer más

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