GATS disarster about to raise its head again

Submitted by Editor on Fri, 01/10/2004 - 18:44

Community consultations on GATS in October, November:

Joe Bryant

September 30, 2004

GATS on the boil again.

Recall the proposal that all Australians accept a bowl of rice a day so as to level up the trade playing field

Government calling for written submissions:
Final date for submissions, 6th December 2004.

Community Consultations all capital cities:
DFAT has produced a discussion paper on the GATS negotiations and is calling for public submissions on the government's approach to the WTO services negotiations. The discussion paper is available at:

DFAT will be holding community consultations on GATS.
Times and venues are yet to be confirmed, but the dates are as follows:
Brisbane 25-26 October
Darwin 27 October
Melbourne 28 October
Hobart 29 October
Sydney 1-2 November
Adelaide 4 November
Perth 5 November

For more information or to register your interest contact:
Rhonda Piggott,
Assistant Secretary,
Office of Trade Negotiation
Phone: (02) 6261 3156



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