Antigua and America W.T.O. Dispute Heated


Island accuses US of not complying with the trade body judgment

The World Trade Organisation stand-off between the governments of Antigua and Barbuda and the United States over internet gambling might easily hit the headlines again.

Harold Lovell, the island government Finance and Economy Minister, announced on Wednesday that the government is thinking about resurrecting the dispute in the WTO because the US government had not obeyed the trade body's judgment in favour of Antigua.

“In the coming days, the government will be consulting with appropriate officials and legal counsel to determine the best way forward for our people and industry,” the minister said. We played by the rules and earned a hard-fought and fair victory. It is high time that the United States do what it routinely expects from its own trading partners – comply with WTO law and rulings,” said the Minister.

He also said in his statement that barring last-minute negotiation success with United States officials, Antigua & Barbuda has a number of options at the WTO to push the recalcitrant American government into compliance.

The WTO said in its landmark decision, issued after years of negotiations, argument and dispute hearings, that three US federal laws (the Wire Act, the Travel Act and the Illegal Gambling Business Act) criminalizing remote gaming services offered to American consumers from Antigua were discriminatory, inequitable and in violation of America's international treaty obligations.

The outcome of the dispute being that the US government unilaterally withdrew from its WTO obligations concerning gambling.

Gambling Law & Society News General Gambling News

Login to post a comment:


 
 

Click Here to register a new account

What's going on right now!

2mins ago someone from China read Blue Square Casino - CLOSED 7/2013 review

Casino Community

Share this page on:
Follow LCB on:
Follow LCB

Casino Of The Month

Casino of the Month

In the last 24h

Totals

  • New Members
    17
  • Members Online
    416
  • Guests
    1,557
Highest Community Rated Online Casinos
SlotsMillion
  (92 Ratings)
32 Red Casino
  (353 Ratings)
Guts Casino
  (203 Ratings)
Club USA Casino
  (286 Ratings)
Mr Green Casino
  (313 Ratings)
Buzzluck Casino
  (183 Ratings)
Lucky Red Casino
  (228 Ratings)
Videoslots.com
  (176 Ratings)
BETAT Casino
  (216 Ratings)
NextCasino
  (172 Ratings)
Bet365 Games
  (190 Ratings)
Unibet Casino
  (163 Ratings)
Betsson Casino
  (238 Ratings)
CasinoLuck
  (245 Ratings)
Play4Win
  (31 Ratings)
Betsafe Casino
  (211 Ratings)
Redbet Casino
  (172 Ratings)
ComeOn Casino
  (280 Ratings)
Spin Palace Casino
  (129 Ratings)
Casino Extreme
  (180 Ratings)
Slotty Vegas
  (127 Ratings)
Intertops Red Casino
  (138 Ratings)
Huge Slots
  (31 Ratings)
Thrills Casino
  (157 Ratings)
Slotland
  (340 Ratings)
Vera John Casino
  (197 Ratings)
Sin City Casino
  (112 Ratings)
Ladbrokes Casino
  (167 Ratings)
Hello Casino
  (87 Ratings)
Winner Casino
  (363 Ratings)


Follow LCB on Facebook Follow LCB on Twitter Follow LCB on Pinterest Follow LCB on Google plus