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Joint Press Statement from the United States and Antigua and Barbuda

July 29, 2015

On 28th July, 2015, Assistant US Trade Representative for the Western Hemisphere, John Melle, met with the Foreign Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, H. Charles Fernandez, and his delegation to discuss resolution of the WTO case United States – Measures Affecting the Cross-Border Supply of Gambling and Betting Services.

Both sides considered the meeting productive and useful for the exploration of various elements that could ultimately bring closure to the matter.

Both governments have undertaken to continue the discussions at an early date with a view to reaching a final settlement.

Minister Fernandez and AUSTR Melle each gave their respective Government’s commitment to moving to a final conclusion as expeditiously as possible.