16 April 2002 – Although the European Commission recently refused to make its proposals to liberalize services markets around the world publicly available, initial documents have been leaked to member organizations of the Our World Is Not For Sale network of anti-corporate globalisation campaigners. This information is now in the public domain.

Go to www.gatswatch.org for specific details of proposals that the European Commission is considering submitting to the World Trade Organisation’s General Agreement on Trade in Services negotiations, to open up markets in the following countries: India, Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Switzerland, Colombia, Panama, Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela, Egypt, Israel, South Africa, Mexico.

For further information about the Our World Is Not For Sale network go to: www.ourworldisnotforsale.org/

Ronnie Hall
FoE England, Wales and Northern Ireland
Tel: 44 207 490 1555
E-mail: ronnieh(at)foe.co.uk