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US urged to settle dispute with Antigua

Published:Monday | May 12, 2014 | 12:29 PM

The CARICOM Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) has called for the United States to honour a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling on a dispute with Antigua and Barbuda over Internet gaming.



In a statement issued over the weekend, the council said the US had so far failed to become compliant with the decision of the WTO and had also failed to reach a settlement with Antigua and Barbuda.



According to the CARICOM body, the case between the US and Antigua has the potential to undermine the credibility of the dispute settlement mechanism of the WTO.



In 2005, the WTO ruled that the US had violated international trade agreements by prohibiting operation of offshore Internet gambling sites.



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