At the request of the participants (the European Union
and the United States) in the dispute European Communities and Certain Member
States — Measures Affecting Trade in Large Civil
Aircraft (WT/DS316/R), the Division hearing the appeal decided to authorize
observation of the oral hearings by WTO Members and the general public.
Given the participants' request to protect certain sensitive business
information, public observation will be limited to the opening and closing
statements that have been approved by the participants and will take place via
delayed broadcast on Friday, 17 December from 10 a.m.
(Please note change of date — not 14 December as
In the light of limited seating capacity, the places
reserved for the public will be allocated on a first come, first served basis
upon receipt of the completed
completed application form. Completed forms should be sent by
e-mail only, to the following address:
Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m., Geneva
time, on Tuesday, 14 December. Those to whom seats have been allocated
will be advised by e-mail by Wednesday, 15 December, at which time further
information regarding the broadcast will be provided. Those attending will
need to present a valid passport to access the viewing room. Please note
that no audio / video recording will be permitted. Portable phones must be
switched off throughout the broadcast. Security checks may delay access to
the viewing room.
The WTO is unable to offer any support, including financial, for
accommodation, flight arrangements or visas.
ONLY THOSE WITH RESERVED SEATS WILL BE ADMITTED.
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