Gaston Brown, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, whom brought up the country’s trade dispute with the US at the United Nations General Assembly final month. (Image: winnfm.com)
Antigua and Barbuda, the tiny twin-island Caribbean nation that has been involved in an online gambling trade dispute with america for the decade, is to enter into speaks as the two sides seek to move towards a solution. The move follows a conference between the 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 government on its very own citizens from 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 usa and amazed probably also Antigua and Barbuda, was that the WTO sided aided by the islands, ruling, in March 2004, and then again in 2007, that by refusing market that is full to online gambling operators on the islands, the United States, a paid-up member associated with the WTO, was in breach of its treaty obligations.
$3.4 Billion in Trade Sanctions
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