Proposed Amendments to the Working Procedures for Appellate Review - Communication from the Appellate Body
12 January 2010 (10-0104) Original: English
PROPOSED Amendments to theWORKING PROCEDURES FOR APPELLATE REVIEW
Communication from the Appellate Body
The following communication, dated 16 December 2009, from the Chairman of the Appellate Body, addressed to the Chairman of the Dispute Settlement Body, is circulated in accordance with Article 17.9 of the Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes.
I write, on behalf of the Appellate Body and pursuant to Article 17.9 of the DSU, to seek your views and your assistance in obtaining the views of WTO Members regarding certain amendments that we are proposing to the Working Procedures for Appellate Review (the "Working Procedures").
The Appellate Body considers that the Working Procedures, adopted prior to the lodging of the first appeal in 1996 and last revised in 2004, have operated smoothly and effectively. Ne