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Dispute Settlement Body 13 December 2004

DSB agrees to extend period of appeal/adoption of the “sugar” panel report

At its meeting on 13 December 2004, the Dispute Settlement Body agreed to extend the 60—day period for appeal/adoption of the panel report “European Communities — Export Subsidies on Sugar” (WT/DS265/R, WT/DS266/R, WT/DS283/R), at the request of the parties following their procedural agreement (WT/DS265/24, WT/DS266/24, WT/DS283/5).

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The panel report was issued on 15 October 2004. According to DSU Article 16.4, the 60—day time-period for appeal/adoption was due to expire on 14 December 2004. At the request of the parties, the DSB agreed to extend the time-period to 31 January 2005.

  

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The next meeting of the DSB is scheduled for 17 December 2004.

 

 

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This summary has been prepared by the WTO Secretariat’s Information and Media Relations Division to help public understanding about developments in WTO disputes. It is not a legal interpretation of the issues, and it is not intended as a complete account of the issues. These can be found in the reports themselves and in the minutes of the Dispute Settlement Body’s meetings.

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