Monday, June 25, 2007
In the latest round of the battle between Antigua and the United States, the Eastern Caribbean state has called on the World Trade Organization (WTO) to impose sanctions against the US for ignoring the ruling that it had breached trade rules by banning online gambling. We have fought long and hard for fair access to the United States market and have won at every stage of the WTO process," Antigua's finance minister Errol Cort said. "Until such time as the United States is willing to work with us on achieving a reasonable solution to this trade dispute, we will continue to use every legitimate remedy available to protect the interests of our citizens," he added. The move by Antigua came a day after the European Union told the United States it too wanted compensation for the US restrictions.