|WTO Gives United States Until April 3 to Change Gambling Laws|
|Reuters News Wire (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Fri, 19 Aug 2005 13:21:53 -0500
A World Trade Organization arbiter on Friday gave the United States|
until April 3 to comply with a ruling that a ban on Internet gambling
services offered by Antigua violates the body's rules.
U.S. officials had sought a July deadline.
United States Trade Representative's Office press secretary Neena
But she said the change would not necessarily loosen U.S.
The arbiter's decision was the latest stage in a long-running "David
A WTO dispute panel and an appeals body both found largely in favor of
The arbiter, German trade expert Claus-Dieter Ehlermann, said he
Antiguan officials say they are confident the United States will
"The United States has already announced its intention to comply with
"USTR will not ask Congress to weaken U.S. restrictions on Internet
WTO countries whose trade partners are found to have failed to
But small countries often find retaliating against the United States
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