The Caribbean twin-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda is back before the World Trade Organisation, 12 years after it won its claim against the United States for damages suffered as a result of US restrictions on online gambling.

The government of Antigua says that since that time, and despite good faith consultations on its part, the US has failed to propose settlement terms that would offset the harm caused by the prohibition of online gaming.

The US prohibition was found to be in violation of the United States’ obligations under the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) back in 2005.

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