Turkey - Restrictions on Imports of Textile and Clothing Products - Communication from the Chairman of the Panel
World Trade Organization WT/DS34/5 21 January 1999 (99-0196) Original: English TURKEY – RESTRICTIONS ON IMPORTS OF TEXTILE AND CLOTHING PRODUCTS Communication from the Chairman of the Panel The following communication, dated 20 January 1999, addressed to the Dispute Settlement Body, is circulated in accordance with Article 12.9 of the DSU. _______________ Article 12.8 of the DSU stipulated that the period in which the panel shall conduct its examination, from the date that the composition and terms of reference of the panel have been decided until the date the final report is issued to the parties, shall, as a general rule, not exceed six months. Article 12.9 of the DSU states that when the panel considers that it cannot issue its report within six months, it shall inform the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) in writing of the reasons for the delay together with an estimate of the period within which it will issue its report. The Panel "Tu