USTR - Statement by USTR Spokeswoman Gretchen Hamel on Gambling
Office of the United States Trade Representative


Statement by USTR Spokeswoman Gretchen Hamel on Gambling

"We are pleased to confirm that the United States has reached agreement in the GATS Article XXI process with Canada, the EU and Japan.  The agreement involves commitments to maintain our liberalized markets for warehousing services, technical testing services, research and development services and postal services relating to outbound international letters.  These commitments meet our WTO obligation under GATS Article XXI to make a compensatory adjustment in our WTO services commitments.  We now enter a 45-day period in which the remaining claimants have a right to request arbitration.  We will continue to discuss this matter with the other claimants to explain how our proposal is consistent with our WTO obligations."

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