Opportunity for non-governmental entities in Canada to submit requests to provide written views in the dispute concerning Canada’s allocation of dairy tariff-rate quotas (TRQs)

As per the requirement in Article 20.11 of the CUSMA Rules of Procedure for Chapter 31 (Dispute Settlement), this notice makes public the establishment of the panel and the opportunity for non-governmental entities in Canada to submit requests to provide written views in the dispute concerning Canada’s allocation of dairy TRQs.

As per Article 20.1, a dispute settlement panel may, on application made by a non-governmental entity located in the territory of a disputing Party, within 20 days after the last panelist is appointed, grant leave to that entity to file written views that may assist the panel in evaluating the submissions and arguments of the disputing Parties.

An exact deadline for applications will be provided after the chairperson and panelists have been selected.

An application for leave must fulfill the requirements listed in Article 20.2.

As per Article 20.3, any request for leave, whether successful or not, will be made available to the public.

Further details about the submission process are set out in Articles 20.3 to 20.10.

All requests for leave must be delivered to the CUSMA Secretariat, Canadian Section (TCT).

The U.S. request to establish a panel is available on the website of the Office of the United States Trade Representative.

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