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TRADE TOPICS SECTION: DISPUTE SETTLEMENT

Registration begins for public hearings of “Continued suspension of obligations in the EC—hormones dispute” panels 12-15 September 2005 in Geneva

At the request of the parties in the disputes “Continued suspension of obligations in the EC—hormones dispute” (US — Continued suspension of obligations in the EC—hormones dispute, DS320; Canada — Continued suspension of obligations in the EC—hormones dispute, DS321) the panels have agreed to open their proceedings with the parties on 12, 13 and 15 September 2005 for observation by WTO Members and the general public via closed-circuit broadcast to a separate viewing room at WTO Headquarters in Geneva.

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REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

See also:
> Communication from the Chairman of the panels in Word format (1 page; 44KB) in pdf format (1 page; 12KB)

> Summary of case DS320
> Summary of case DS321
More on Dispute Settlement


The 400 places reserved for the public will be allocated on a first come first served basis upon receipt of the completed form below. Completed forms should be sent by e-mail only to the following address public-hearing@wto.org. Applications will be accepted until all 400 places have been allocated, and at the latest midnight Geneva time, on 29 August, 2005. This date was selected to enable participants to make arrangements to attend, and in light of official holidays in Geneva in the week preceding the event. Those to whom seats have been allocated will be advised by email in advance of the proceedings. They will need to present valid identification (passport) on-site to access the viewing room. Please note that no audio/video recording will be permitted. 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