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The Draft GATS Domestic Regulation Disciplines – Potential Conflicts With Developing Country Regulations

(This is really a must read to understand what kinds of new destructions of democracy are in the pipeline, and what they mean.) "The most recent draft by the WPDR chairperson would impose seventy-one separate disciplines on domestic regulation that could be used separately or in combination to challenge services regulations through the WTO dispute process. The South Centre’s 2006 Analytical Note identified a number of common themes in the submissions developing countries have made to the WPDR. These themes are used below to organize discussion of key disciplines. A. Necessity tests"

GATS and Congress

These are the services that are regulated by GATS. "Health insurance" and many more. "These are the hot button issues of our time".

Video: GATS- What is it?

Concise, very fast video cram course on GATS by an expert in it. Don't blink or you might miss something important. For example, at 5:55 Prof. Stumberg describes why the two US parties never seem to compromise any more, everything done in dozens of services must only deregulate, not re-regulate. Basically, it's a GOP wet dream. thats Locked in.