Trade War In The Caribbean: The Antigua-US Gambling Dispute

Guest Host:

Marc Fisher
Trade War In The Caribbean: The Antigua-US Gambling Dispute

Kojo explores the fallout from a World Trade Organization decision to let a tiny Caribbean nation pirate American movies and media as retribution in an international trade dispute.

For more than a decade, the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda has battled the U.S. over its online gambling ban -- a rule Antigua says decimated its economy. In recent years, the World Trade Organization ruled in Antigua's favor, and as retribution, the WTO has now authorized Antigua to violate intellectual property protections on American movies, music and other media. We explore how the case is affecting international trade, gambling and government authority.

Guests

Lori Wallach

Director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch

Joseph Kelly

Professor of Business Law, SUNY College at Buffalo; Former consultant for Antigua and Barbuda, Catania Consulting Group

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