WTO are joined by the EU and Brazil

The next round of this ongoing fight takes place in Geneva on 24th where questions regarding the whether the US will ignore or try to thwart the decision by the WTO who ruled against the US in favour of Antigua way back in 2004.

The issue is whether the United States will comply with a WTO ruling, along with other countries, and compensate its government for loss of earnings because of Washington’s decision that effectively led to the end of online gambling in the U.S.

In 2004, the WTO ruled that the U.S. had violated global trade rules with the ban on internet gambling, and that this was an unfair trade barrier that hurt Antigua’s gaming industry. The U.S. ban on internet gambling was inconsistent with its obligations under the 1995 General Agreements on Tariffs and Services (GATS).

Brazil has joined Antigua & Barbuda, along with the European Union (27 member states, including the United Kingdom), China, India, Japan, Costa Rica, Mexico, and China Taipei, to claim compensation on legal matters of principle involved.

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