public viewing will take place via simultaneous closed-circuit television
broadcast in a separate room at the WTO Headquarters in Geneva. The panel
meeting with the parties is expected to start at 10.00 and to finish at
18.00 on Tuesday 2 September. The third party session will start at 10.00 on
Wednesday 3 September. The meeting will continue in the afternoon of 3
September, as necessary. The meeting will be held in English only;
interpretation will not be available.
In light of limited seating capacity, the places in the public viewing room
will be allocated on a first come, first-served basis upon receipt of a
completed application form. Completed forms should be sent as an attachment
by email to:
Applications will be accepted until midnight Geneva time on 27 August 2008.
Those to whom seats have been allocated will be advised by confirmation
email by 29 August at the latest. They will need to present a valid
identification (WTO delegate badge, passport or WTO staff badge) on-site to
obtain a dedicated event badge to access the viewing room. Only those with
confirmed seats and a dedicated event badge will be admitted. Security
checks may delay access.
Please note that no audio/video recording or photography will be permitted
in the viewing room. As a courtesy to other participants, mobile phones
should be switched off during the public viewing.
The panel reserves the right to call for a closed confidential session of
the substantive meeting, if necessary, in order to address issues related to
any confidential information. The panel also reserves the right to suspend
the open hearings at any time, on its own initiative or at the request of
either party, if there is any risk of breach of confidentiality or of
disruption of the meeting. If the open hearings are suspended by the panel
for any reason, the panel may decide to resume the meeting in a closed
The WTO cannot offer any support, including financial, for accommodation,
flight arrangements and visas.
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