WTO: 2013 NEWS ITEMS

DISPUTE SETTLEMENT

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At the request of the participants — Canada, Japan, and the European Union — the Appellate Body Division in these appellate proceedings has decided to open the oral hearing to public observation by WTO Members and the general public via simultaneous closed-circuit television broadcast to a separate viewing room. The oral hearing will take place on Thursday, 14 March and Friday, 15 March 2013.

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 registration form. Completed forms should be sent by e‑mail only to the following address: ABRegistration@wto.org. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m., Geneva time, Tuesday, 5 March 2013. Those to whom seats have been allocated will be advised by e-mail by Thursday, 7 March 2013, at which time further information regarding the hearing will be provided. Those attending will need to present valid identification (official photo ID) to access the viewing room. Please note that no audio/video recording will be permitted. Portable phones and other such devices must be switched off throughout the hearing. Security checks may delay access to the viewing room.

The WTO cannot offer any support, including financial, for accommodation, flight arrangements and visas.

ONLY THOSE WITH RESERVED SEATS WILL BE ADMITTED.

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