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).
January 29, 2008
at the WTO in Geneva,
conclude on January 30,
2008. The second
substantive meeting is scheduled to begin on April 8, 2008 at the same location and conclude on
April 9, 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
discussed. The Panel also will open
a portion of the third-party session of the first substantive meeting for those
third parties who have decided to make their statements publicly.
Viewing of the public session will be on the WTO
premises in Geneva,
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
January 18, 2008
for the first meeting and March 28, 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 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_Enforcement/Dispute_Settlement/WTO/Dispute_Settlement_Index_-_Pending.html.