Gaston Brown, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, who brought up the nation’s trade dispute with the US at the United Nations General Assembly last month. (Image: winnfm.com)
Antigua and Barbuda, the tiny twin-island Caribbean country which has been involved in an gambling that is online dispute with the United States for the decade, is always to enter into talks as the two sides look for to maneuver towards an answer. A meeting is followed by the move between your islands’ Prime Minister Gaston Browne and US Trade Representative Michael Froman.
The David and Goliath battle started when Antigua and Barbuda objected to the block imposed by the federal government on its citizens that are own using the islands’ online gambling solutions. An international treaty, drawn up by the WTO in 1995, which is designed to remove barriers to trade in 2003, Antigua and Barbuda complained to the World Trade Organization (WTO) that America’s stance contravened the General Agreement on Trades and Services ( GATS.
The result, which likely embarrassed the US and amazed most likely also Antigua and Barbuda, was that the WTO sided because of the islands, ruling, in March 2004, and however in 2007, that by refusing full market access to online gambling operators on the islands, the US, a paid-up member of the WTO, was in breach of its treaty obligations.
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Buoyed by its success, Antigua and Barbuda filed a clai