(redirected from GATS)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Synonyms for gat

References in periodicals archive ?
These rules would hold that, since provision of a service may require an in-country presence (as contrasted to goods, which can always be shipped), foreign service corporations must be permitted to invest and open shop in GATS member countries.
Prior to the GATS, any country could restrict access to its markets for foreign services suppliers in any way it wished.
vii) The requirements concerning registered capital and operating term for foreign-invested wholesalers, including service suppliers of other Members, respectively contained in paragraphs 4 and 5 of Article 7 of the Publications Sub-Distribution Rule are inconsistent with China's national treatment commitments under Article XVII of the GATS.
The GATS began by urging member states to liberalize trade in legal services in accordance with the treaty, as well as to liberalize the restrictions and regulations surrounding licensing of services more generally.
That history, together with the leaked EU proposals for GATS, provides plenty of warning that the Europeans will use all of their weight in the WTO to attack state and local laws that impede their penetration of our markets.
Here Doreen Conrad, Head of the Trade in Services Unit at ITC, answers some commonly asked questions about the role of the services sector in the WTO GATS negotiations:
Speaking during the Parliament's debate, Mr Lamy said the EU had three aims in the GATS talks: to ensure other markets were opened; to defend the European model (including public services); and to help developing countries integrate into the world economy.
The complex GATS negotiation process involves countries asking others to subject specific parts of their service economy to GATS rules; and then a negotiation over what the requested country is willing to offer.
GATS, which was established in 1994 when the WTO went into effect, is the multilateral framework of principles and rules for trade in services among WTO members.
GATS aims to dramatically expand the ability of multinational corporations to provide services on a for-profit basis and creates a new regulatory framework for trade in services.
Servoz said consensus was achieved that there is a need for a "comprehensive agenda" for the GATS negotiations, namely that no sectors any party wishes to bring to the table for negotiation should be excluded.
in response to its withdrawal in WTO of GATS commitments on gambling and betting services, including on-line gambling.
Coverage includes the overarching issues in the trade in services and goods debate, and how certain GATS principles should be applied; the interaction between the principles of trade liberalization and the economic benefits they bring, and the role of regulation in promoting efficient provision of services; WTO dispute resolution and the GATS; the application of the GATS to the financial services sector and some of the conceptual and practical issues confronting policy makers and practitioners; and GATS and trade in cultural services.