WTO: 2010 NEWS ITEMS

DISPUTE SETTLEMENT

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At the request of the participants (Australia and New Zealand) in the dispute Australia — Measures Affecting the Importation of Apples from New Zealand (WT/DS367/R), the Division hearing the appeal has decided to open the oral hearing to public observation by WTO Members and the general public via simultaneous closed-circuit broadcast to a separate viewing room. The oral hearing will take place on Monday, 11 October and Tuesday, 12 October 2010.

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 application form. Completed forms should be sent by e-mail only to the following address: applesabhearing@wto.org. Applications should be sent by 5 p.m., Geneva time, on Friday 1 October. Those to whom seats have been allocated will be advised by e-mail by Monday 4 October, at which time further information regarding the hearing 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 will need to be switched off throughout the hearing. 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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