A Closer Look at the US Notice to Appea

17 January 2005

U.S. representatives to the World Trade Organization on Jan. 7 filed a notice that they intend to appeal a WTO dispute panel's ruling recommending that the United States amend its federal and state laws to permit its citizens to access offshore gambling services.

The case was brought to the WTO's dispute panel because Antigua and Barbuda--where remote gambling has become a remedy to a tourist industry ravaged by hurricanes--challenged whether the U.S. prohibition of Antiguan companies' I-gaming services is consistent with its General Agreement on Trade in Services.

The U.S. Notice to Appeal document has been made public, and IGN has obtained a copy.

Developing News

U.S. representatives submitted their full written brief to the WTO on Jan. 14. IGN will publish further analysis of the case when that document is made public.


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Click here to view the U.S. Notice to Appeal.