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Antigua And Barbuda, US Return To Talks On Gaming Spat

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

07 October 2014


Antigua and Barbuda is to hold bilateral talks with the US in connection with the ongoing gaming dispute between the two countries. The move follows last week's meeting between Antigua and Barbuda's Prime Minister, Gaston Browne, and US Trade Representative, Michael Froman.

The ten-year gaming dispute began when the US imposed restrictions on the use by Americans of Antigua and Barbuda's online gaming industry, which the islands said was contrary to the General Agreement on Trade and Services (GATS). The issue remains unsettled despite a 2007 ruling by the World Trade Organization (WTO) against the US. Speaking last month at the United Nations General Assembly, Browne called upon the US to settle the outstanding WTO gaming issues, prompting these new talks.

Both sides have now agreed to put a team together to work on the dispute and discussions are expected to resume in the coming weeks.

Following the meeting with Froman, Browne said: "I am encouraged that my administration has been able to secure a meeting with the US Trade Representative, Ambassador Froman so early. Ambassador Froman is a Cabinet-level officer of the US Government and this should facilitate decision-making on policy matters."

TAGS: tax | international financial centres (IFC) | World Trade Organisation (WTO) | offshore | offshore e-gaming | Antigua and Barbuda | United States

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