|作者：||Dispute Settlement Body|
Canada – Anti-Dumping Measures on Imports of Certain Carbon
Steel Welded Pipe from the Separate Customs Territory of
Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu
Communication from the Panel
The following communication, dated 11 November 2015, was received from the Chairperson of the Panel with the request that it be circulated to the Dispute Settlement Body.
Article 12.8 of the Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes (DSU) provides that the period in which a panel shall conduct its examination, from the date that the composition and terms of reference of the panel have been agreed upon until the date the final report is issued to the parties to the dispute, shall, as a general rule, not exceed six months.
Article 12.9 of the DSU provides that, when a panel considers that it cannot issue its report within six months, it shall inform the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) in writing accordingly and indicate the reasons, together with an estimate of the period within which it will issue its report.
The Panel on Canada – Anti-Dumping Measures on Imports of Certain Carbon Steel Welded Pipe from the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (WT/DS482) was established by the DSB on 10 March 2015 and composed on 12 May 2015.
The beginning of the Panel's work has been delayed as a result of a lack of available experienced lawyers in the Secretariat. The Panel does not expect to issue its final report to the parties before the end of 2016.