United States - Anti-Dumping Measures on Certain Shrimp from Viet Nam

United States – Anti-Dumping Measures on
Certain Shrimp from Viet Nam

Communication from the Panel

        The following communication, dated 30 January 2014, was received from the Chairperson of the Panel with the request that it be circulated to the Dispute Settlement Body.

 

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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 United States – Anti-Dumping Measures on Certain Shrimp from Viet Nam (WT/DS429) was established by the DSB on 28 February 2013 and composed on 12 July 2013

 

The Panel expects to issue its final report to the parties by 30 September 2014.