Russia - Tariff Treatment of Certain Agricultural and Manufacturing Products - Communication from the Panel
作者:The Chairperson of the Panel

Russia – Tariff treatment of certain agricultural

and manufacturing products

Communication from the Panel

The following communication, dated 15 December 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 Russia – Tariff Treatment of Certain Agricultural and Manufacturing Products (WT/DS485) was established by the DSB on 25 March 2015 and composed on 18 June 2015. 


The Panel expects to issue its final report to the parties by mid-April 2016, in accordance with the timetable adopted after consultation with the parties.