Russia - Measures Affecting the Importation of Railway Equipment and Parts thereof - Constitution of the Panel established at the request of Ukraine - Note by the Secretariat


Constitution of the Panel Established at the Request of Ukraine

Note by the Secretariat

1.     At its meeting on 16 December 2016, the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) established a panel pursuant to the request of Ukraine in document WT/DS499/2, in accordance with Article 6 of the Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes (DSU).[1]


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 the parties to the dispute, the matter referred to the DSB by Ukraine in document WT/DS499/2 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.     Following the agreement of the parties, the panel was composed on 2 March 2017 as follows:


Chairman:       Mr Ronald Saborio Soto


        Members:        Mr Hugo Cayrús

                        Mr Hunter Nottage


4.     Canada, China, the European Union, India, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore and the United States have reserved their rights to participate in the Panel proceedings as third parties.


[1] See WT/DSB/M/390.