Slave Trading and Management System
A service is a function performed by a person. Therefore, Trade in Services means people and it means jobs. Any job that a person is hired to do is a service job. Services jobs including lawn mowing, truck driving, performing surgery, teaching, answering phones, etc.
In the Uruguay Round of the WTO trade negotiations, Trade in Services was included in the agreement. Since the WTO is a corporate trading system that has it's own legal system not tied to nations, this provision essentially gave the transnational corporations the authority and ability to become modern day slave traders and to use their power to engage in arbitrage against the citizens of nations to turn them into slaves. Essentially, the deal is 'if you don't do what we say, we'll move out of your country - but we can still import to your country and destroy your economy by flooding your markets with cheap goods'. That's precisely what the formerly U.S. multinational corporations that moved to China and India are doing to the U.S.
"There is no job that is America's God-given right anymore. We have to compete for jobs." Carly Fiorina, CEO HP
To ensure their power to
engage in arbitrage against the developed countries, the
'least-developed countries' which include the high
population, low wage countries were given preferential
treatment under the trade agreements. Since
Services are traded the same as Products, the preferential
treatment applies to imported service workers.
And the Multilateral Agreements on Investment that allow money to be moved in and out of countries at will gave the power of the multinational corporations the power of blackmail because the top 200 corporations have more money than most countries.
And foreign corporations were given the power to sue nations when the laws of a nation interfere with a corporations ability to make a profit.
Using Trade to Break Nations
And of course, once the nation is broken, the goal to enslave the populations and to turn the countries into stables of Gladiator Workers will be achieved. The world returns to feudalism and a new dark ages is born.