Not more burdensome than necessary

This is taken from the text on the disciplining of domestic regulation (national laws) in GATS.

The text reads:
"not more burdensome than necessary to ensure the quality of the service; in the case of licensing procedures not in themselves a restriction on the supply of the service."

Under proposed rules on "domestic regulations," member countries might have to prove to trade dispute tribunals that their regulations (e.g., technical standards, licensing, and qualifications) are not "not more burdensome than necessary."

That is, burdensome regulations will be deemed "trade restrictive[missing page]"

(All [measures]] must be based on ...transparent criteria, such as competence and the ability to supply the service; (b) not more burdensome than necessary to ensure the quality of the service; and (c) in the case of licensing procedures, not in themselves a restriction on the supply of the service."

(This is because the aim is for the entire world to recognize all professional qualifications and licenses of one another's professionals, workers and licensees)

Pushing up the bar requiring  education for all workers, making it harder for the non-degree holders or less educated to find or keep work, but lowering barriers for hiring of holders of advanced degrees and credentials, and professional licenses from poorer countries, by making degrees from different schools the legal equivalent of one another. See also the keywords related to recognition of professional qualifications. .. labor mobility, movement of natural persons and so on.

See also "MFN and the GATS" archived at IATP.org

https://www.iatp.org/sites/default/files/MFN_and_the_GATS.htm

(It would, therefore, be claimed to) "be desirable to allow Members the legal freedom to pursue such objectives, but to discipline the exercise of such freedom by ensuring that the choice and level of instruments is "not more burdensome than necessary" - with economic efficiency[missing page] considerations playing a role in this assessment."

(This means outsourcing, in the case of the developed countries, because their workers are so much cheaper, i.e. "efficient" those firms must compete for the work, in a race to the bottom[missing page]). 

Least Developed Countries[missing page] get an edge, see LDC Services Waiver[missing page] creating financial incentives to pay their entire countries workers, less, this shuts out the jobs in the more developed countries from workers who cant afford to work for such low wages such as poorer recent grads, providing another costly screen to filter out poorer people, talented or not.

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