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Antigua and Barbuda

Yearbook 2007

Antigua and Barbuda. In March, the World Trade Organization joined Antigua and Barbuda in the drawn-out dispute between the US and the US over foreign Internet gaming companies' access to the US domestic market. The WTO then ruled that the United States had not followed the organisation's 2005 decision that it must ease a number of restrictions against foreign-based Internet gaming companies. As a result, in December the WTO granted Antigua and Barbuda the right to impose trade sanctions on the United States at a value equivalent to USD 21 million per year.

2007 Antigua and Barbuda

According to CountryAAH, Antigua and Barbuda have become increasingly dependent on foreign currency from Internet casinos based in the country as a result of reduced tourism income. In 2003, Antigua and Barbuda notified the US restrictions to the WTO.

At a solemn ceremony in Parliament in the capital of Saint John's July 17, a woman, 62-year-old Louise Lake-Tack, was installed for the first time at the post of Antigua and Barbuda General Governor. Lake-Tack replaced James B. Carlisle who retired after holding office since 1993. The Governor-General is tasked with representing the country's head of state, Queen Elizabeth II of the UK, on the islands.

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