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PUBLIC NOTICE: United States — Continued Existence and Application of Zeroing Methodology (WT/DS350)

 

 


IMPORTANT UPDATE: United States — Continued Existence
and Application of Zeroing Methodology (WT/DS350)


The Office of the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”)
wishes to provide this update concerning the 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 second substantive meeting that was scheduled for April
8-9, 2008 in Geneva,
Switzerland has
been postponed.  The second substantive meeting is now scheduled for April
22-23, 2008 in Geneva,
Switzerland.


At the public session, each party will make its 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 discussed. 
  


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.


USTR invites any person interested in viewing the public
session to so inform USTR by e-mail at rsvp-DS350@ustr eop gov. 
USTR urges that the request be made as soon as possible and in any event no
later than Friday, March 28, 2008.  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 http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dispu_e/cases_e/ds350_e.htm. 
Further information, including U.S. submissions to the Panel, may be
found at http://www.ustr.gov/Trade_Agreements/Monitoring