This was, the first of a series of "Brown Bag" lunches that aim to make the legal issues of WTO Panel and Appellate Body rulings more accessible to developing country negotiators and other interested stakeholders. The series will continue with cases in the area of trade in services, agriculture and intellectual property rights.
Participants addressed the Appellate Body and Panel Decisions in the US - Gambling case, with a focus on identifying issues of relevance for developing countries in the current services negotiations. Mr. Joost Pauwelyn, Associate Professor of Law, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina presented the case. Mr. Johannes Bernabe, former services negotiator from the Philippines, provided comments from a developing country negotiator´s perspective.