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E-Commerce and the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)

The Telecommunications Workers Union's (Canada) analysis of e-commerce and the impact of the General Agreement on Trade in Services. This document outlines the primary impacts of deregulation on the telecommunication industry amidst a global political, economic and social system that places increased importance on telecommunications infrastructure.

The document outlines changes in international trade agreements in recent years and the direct impacts these changes have had on the telecommunications industry, focusing specifically on Canadian examples. This analysis concludes with an overview of threats to democratic participation amidst the trend towards corporate-driven e-commerce.

The report is available at
Filed Under: English | Labor | Research Paper | WTO



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