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Notice of Public Meeting in the WTO Dispute on Zeroing

October 24, 2007


States — Continued Existence and
Application of Zeroing Methodology (WT/DS350)

The Office of the United States
Trade Representative (“USTR”) wishes to inform the public of an opportunity to
view a live closed-circuit television broadcast of the public session of the
substantive meetings of the Panel in the World Trade Organization (“WTO”)
dispute United States — Continued
Existence and Application of Zeroing Methodology (WT/DS350). 
The first meeting is scheduled to begin on November 27, 2007 at the
WTO in Geneva,
Switzerland and
conclude on November 28, 2007.  The
second substantive meeting is scheduled to begin on February 26, 2008 at the
same location and conclude on February 27, 2008.  At each public session, parties will
make their opening statement and may pose questions or make comments on the
other party’s statement.  The Panel
also may pose any questions or make any comments during the public session.  To the extent that the Panel or either
of the parties considers it necessary, the Panel will hold a confidential
session at which business confidential information (“BCI”) may be

Viewing of the public session will
be on the WTO premises in Geneva, Switzerland and is open to those
individuals who apply and are accepted by the WTO.  The WTO does not permit recording or
broadcast of the meeting.

Updates will be provided through
this website.

USTR invites any person interested
in viewing the public session to so inform USTR by e-mail at  USTR urges that the request be made as
soon as possible and in any event no later than November 16, 2007 for the first
meeting and February 13, 2008 for the second meeting.  Requests will be forwarded to the
WTO.  Each request should indicate
the person’s full name, contact information (full address, phone, and e-mail),
organization (if any), and nationality, and whether the person has made any
other request to view the public session (such as a request directly to the WTO
or to the other party to the dispute, the European Communities).

Details about the
dispute may be found at  Further nformation, including
U.S. submissions to the Panel, may be
found at