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This public session is expected to start at 10.00 am on Tuesday, 12 May 2009 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 will continue after the third party session, and is expected to conclude on Thursday, 14 May 2009.

With respect to the third parties session, which will be held on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 at 10.00 am, the Panel will start this session by opening a portion of it to public viewing. At this portion of the third parties session, third parties wishing to make their oral statements in a public session will do so. Public viewing will also take place via a real time closed-circuit television broadcast.

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 registration form. Completed forms should be sent by e-mail only to the following address: public-hearing@wto.org. Applications will be accepted until 5 pm, Geneva time, on 7 May 2009.

The general public to whom seats have been allocated will need to present a valid official photo identification on-site to access the meeting 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 is unable to offer any support, including financial, for accommodation, flight arrangements or visas.


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