At the request of the parties in the dispute US — Cool
(DS384/DS386), the Panel has agreed to start its meeting with the parties on 14
September 2010 with a session open to public viewing at the
CICG in Geneva. This public session is
expected to start at 10.00 am on 14 September 2010 and the public viewing will
take place via a real time closed-circuit television broadcast. The public
session of the Panel meeting with the parties may continue on 15 and 16
September 2010, if the Panel so decides.
The number of places in the viewing room 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:
openhearingDS384_386@wto.org. Applications will be accepted until 5.30 pm, Geneva
time, on 8 September 2010. Please note that the names of those who have
registered will be communicated to the parties and third parties in the dispute:
US — Certain Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) Requirements (DS384/DS386).
The general public to whom seats have been allocated
will need to exchange a valid official photo identification for a badge at the
registration desk at the CICG main entrance to allow access to the viewing room.
Members of the public allocated a seat are requested to arrive in good time as
security checks may delay access to the viewing room.
Please note that any form of recording or filming is
prohibited and that cell phones shall be switched off during the public viewing.
The WTO cannot offer any support, including financial, for
accommodation, flight arrangements or visas.
ONLY THOSE WITH RESERVED SEATS WILL BE ADMITTED.