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    GATS Update: New draft text on domestic regulation

    Education International

    Negotiations aimed at liberalizing trade in services under the GATS appear to be on the verge of endorsing new restrictions on domestic regulations. These new rules would cover measures related to qualification requirements and procedures, licensing requirements and procedures, and technical standards.

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    Antigua and Barbuda raises stakes in US gambling case

    Education International

    The Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda is threatening to escalate its fight against US restrictions on cross-border Internet gambling by encouraging other countries to make WTO compensation claims for Washington's decision to modify its WTO services commitments.

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    USA: White House, Democrats reach deal on FTAs

    Education International

    The Bush administration and senior Democratic lawmakers have agreed to a deal to include environmental and labour protections in any new bilateral free trade agreements (FTAs) the country signs.

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    Brazil issues generic license for AIDS drug

    Education International

    In the latest test of the WTO’s rules on intellectual property rights, Brazil has issued a compulsory license for the patented AIDS drug efavirenz that will allow companies to import and eventually manufacture generic versions of the drug more cheaply.

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    Education Donor Conference fails to keep promises

    Education International

    On May 2nd the European Commission together with the World Bank and donor governments held a high-level conference with a view to allocating funds to education with a view to achieving Education for All by 2015.

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