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  1. Fighting the commercialisation of education 24 April 2007

    Domestic regulation rules: The debate continues

    Trade officials expressed differing views on the draft text on domestic regulation released in February. The negotiations are focused on developing new GATS restrictions that would require that government measures adopted with respect to qualification requirements and procedures, licensing requirements and procedures, and technical standards be relevant, objective and "no...

    Domestic regulation rules: The debate continues
  2. Fighting the commercialisation of education 24 April 2007

    ASEAN members press for emergency safeguards in GATS

    Eight member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have renewed their efforts to press for new WTO rules allowing countries to restrict access to their services markets in emergency situations when domestic firms are threatened by foreign competition.

    ASEAN members press for emergency safeguards in GATS
  3. Fighting the commercialisation of education 24 April 2007

    US Democrats unveil trade strategy

    Congressional Democratic leaders unveiled a set of policy principles that they want incorporated into several pending free trade agreements (FTAs), as well as the country's broader trade agenda.

    US Democrats unveil trade strategy
  4. Fighting the commercialisation of education 24 April 2007

    USA: college groups issue GATS warning

    Two dozen groups representing American colleges are urging the United States and other member countries of the WTO not to make GATS concessions that would threaten higher education institutions.

    USA: college groups issue GATS warning
  5. Fighting the commercialisation of education 29 March 2007

    Chairperson of the German Committee on Education says Education is a Public Good, not a Commodity

    "Education is a public good, not a commodity," said Ulla Burchardt, Chairperson of the Committee on Education, Research and Technology Assessment of the German Bundestag, at a meeting organised by the Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft (GEW), one of EI’s German member organisations.

    Chairperson of the German Committee on Education says Education is a Public Good, not a Commodity
  6. Fighting the commercialisation of education 28 February 2007

    Doha Talks re-launched

    After being put on hold for nearly six months, controversial talks aimed at creating new trade rules for the global economy have been formally re-launched.

    Doha Talks re-launched
  7. Fighting the commercialisation of education 28 February 2007

    Differences persist on domestic regulation

    Before the suspension of GATS talks, members were divided over proposals aimed at developing new restrictions on domestic regulation. This refers to measures adopted with respect to qualification requirements and procedures, licensing procedures and requirements, and technical standards. Some countries were pressing to include a “necessity test” in the new...

    Differences persist on domestic regulation
  8. Fighting the commercialisation of education 28 February 2007

    Vietnam joins WTO

    Vietnam became the 150th member of the WTO on January 11, after ratifying its membership agreement.

    Vietnam joins WTO
  9. Fighting the commercialisation of education 28 February 2007

    ASEAN countries sign services deal with China

    The ten member nations of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) ended their annual summit on 15 January by unveiling a new free trade agreement in services with China.

    ASEAN countries sign services deal with China
  10. Fighting the commercialisation of education 28 February 2007

    U.S has failed to comply in gambling case: WTO panel

    A WTO panel has found that the United States has failed to comply with a controversial ruling against American restrictions on Internet gambling.

    U.S has failed to comply in gambling case: WTO panel
  11. Fighting the commercialisation of education 28 February 2007

    EU pushes bilateral trade agreements

    The European Union wants to negotiate free trade agreements with India, Korea, and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), an EU official announced in January.

    EU pushes bilateral trade agreements
  12. Fighting the commercialisation of education 28 February 2007

    Indian students collect five million signatures

    Five million signatures collected by the Students' Federation of India (SFI) from across the country demanding the protection of public education were submitted to Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on January 22, 2007.

    Indian students collect five million signatures
  13. Fighting the commercialisation of education 21 December 2006

    Download this year’s last issue of TradEducation News and EI’s GATS Information Kit today!

    In 2007, subscribers to EI’s electronic newsletter on trade and education and GATS will receive a brand new, revamped edition of TradEducation News. Meanwhile, the last issue of this year’s newsletter is now available for download.

    Download this year’s last issue of TradEducation News and EI’s GATS Information Kit today!
  14. Fighting the commercialisation of education 23 November 2006

    EI insists on free universal access to education at UN meeting

    EI recently attended an Expert Meeting on Universal Access to Services organised by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) from 14-16 November in Geneva.

    EI insists on free universal access to education at UN meeting
  15. Fighting the commercialisation of education 23 November 2006

    Trade Liberalisation and Universal Access to Education Services

    Note prepared by Education International for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)'s "Expert Meeting on Universal Access to Services" held in Geneva, Switzerland, 14-16 November 2006.

    Trade Liberalisation and Universal Access to Education Services
  16. Fighting the commercialisation of education 31 October 2006

    Issue no.11 of TradEducation News now available for download

    In this issue, EI explains how the continuing deadlock of the Doha Round of WTO talks is prompting the shift in focus to bilateral and regional agreements, and warns of the potential impact this might have on education services.

    Issue no.11 of TradEducation News now available for download
  17. Fighting the commercialisation of education 9 October 2006

    Caribbean union of teachers embraces CSME, rejects GATS

    Speaking at the EI/CUT Round Table Meeting in St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Prime Minister the Honourable Dr. Ralph Gonsalves challenged teacher union leaders to familiarise themselves with the revised Treaty of Chaguaramas and its affects upon the free movement of teachers within the region.

    Caribbean union of teachers embraces CSME, rejects GATS