Will Antigua and Barbuda’s Claim be Met?

Antigua and Barbuda claimed up to $7 billion for loss of earning after the US Internet gambling restrictions. The first US dispute with Antigua was lost. According to the decision of the WTO it was wrong to forbid foreign gambling companies to compete for bets on Internet gambling while domestic interstate bets were allowed. Thus, the US was “in continued contravention of its commitments under the WTO General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)”.

Now, the US is threatening to withdraw from GATS what may result in spiraling compensation claims.

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About Mark Newman

Mark Newman - was born in 1971 in Pictou, a town located on the beautiful Northumberland Shore of Nova Scotia, Canada. In 1998 he graduated from Acadia University (Nova Scotia, Wolfville) with the Master’s degree in social studies. Mark simply adores his wife and sons. Considers poker to be one of the most exquisite kinds of art and rarely misses his chance of practicing.