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GATS

Businessmen in top hats wait to bid for services

The WTO auctions off services outside the National Assembly for Wales. Photo: Lyndsay Maiden, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

What is GATS?

The General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) is an international agreement on trade, developed first and foremost for the benefit of business. It is designed to open up markets in the services sector to foreign providers, with few restrictions.

Trade Justice

Cut-out of Peter Mandleson covered in green paint

EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandleson gets splatted.
Photo: Lyndsay Maiden, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

Trade Justice

Future trade rules should allow for smarter economic growth that:

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