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see GhatGhat
or Gat
, walled town, SW Libya, in an oasis in the Sahara, near the Algerian border. It formerly was an important caravan center. Ghat was captured by the Ottoman Turks in 1875, by the Italians in 1930, and by the French in 1943, during World War II.
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, Libya.


A natural or artificial passage or channel extending inland through shoals or steep banks.



Generalized Algebraic Translator. Improved version of IT. On IBM 650 RAMAC.

[Sammet 1969, p. 142].
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As I discuss below, this causes problems in applying Canada's reservation to the NAFTA and exemptions to the GATS which assume a clear demarcation between public and private.
That history, together with the leaked EU proposals for GATS, provides plenty of warning that the Europeans will use all of their weight in the WTO to attack state and local laws that impede their penetration of our markets.
March 2001: GATS negotiating guidelines and procedures agreed.
413, 434 (2000) (describing reciprocity rules in ABA Model FLC Rule and New York Rule and the GATS separately, without mentioning the effect of the GATS on the U.
The organization has been working for several months to raise awareness of how the GATS could impact municipal governments.
Specifically, the scope of GATS includes all measures affecting trade in services.
GATS Games, LLC was created in 2013 by two neighboring families (Gale, Art, Traci, and Sharon) over dinner and a game of dominoes
Our activists are just starting to get an understanding of the implications of GATS and there is a growing level of interest and concern about its impact on health services.
Service commitments under the GATS foster foreign direct investment, bringing technology transfer and new skills and technologies that benefit the wider economy.
The first step to achieve this goal is a GATS requirement that governments remove restrictions on the level of foreign ownership in the financial services sector.
The national treatment and market access rules of GATS, as well as the domestic regulations that could be scrutinized as trade restricting, place developing countries in a legal straitjacket: the rules lock countries into commitments that may not reflect their future needs.
She also wanted to know what would happen to the money if the health sector was exempted from GATS.