Chile - Price Band System and Safeguard Measures Relating to Certain Agricultural Products - Recourse to Article 21.5 of the DSU by Argentina - Constitution of the Panel - Note by the Secretariat


1.         At its meeting on 20 January 2006, the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) decided, in accordance with Article 21.5 of the Dispute Settlement Understanding (DSU), to refer to the original Panel, if possible, the matter raised by Argentina in document WT/DS207/18.


2.         The Panel's terms of reference are the following:


"To examine, in the light of the relevant provisions of the covered agreements cited by Argentina in document WT/DS207/18, the matter referred to the DSB by Argentina in that document, and to make such findings as will assist the DSB in making the recommendations or in giving the rulings provided for in those agreements."

3.         The parties have agreed that the Panel will be composed as follows:


            Chairman:    Mr Hardeep Puri


            Members:     Mr Ho-Young Ahn

                        Mr Timothy Groser


4.         Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, the European Communities, Peru, Thailand and the United States have reserved their rights to participate in the Panel proceedings as third parties.