Archive - Apr 8, 2005

WTO says gambling a U.S. services commitment, but U.S. sees way out

Original Publication Date: 
7 April, 2005
The World Trade Organization's Appellate Body yesterday (April 7) upheld a 2004 panel ruling that the U.S. had agreed to allow cross-border gambling services under its Uruguay Round services commitments, a decision that could lead to future challenges of U.S. regulations on gambling.

Appellate Body Decision on the US-Gambling Case

Original Publication Date: 
7 April, 2005
On April 7, the WTO Appellate Body published its decision on the US-Gambling case. In November, 2004 a panel had largely ruled in favour of a complaint by Antigua-Barbuda that US federal and state laws prohibiting cross-border gambling violated US commitments under the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS).

RNM Update

Original Publication Date: 
7 April, 2005
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