Trade Policy Statement
18.0 Dispute Settlement
Canada must seek to improve the transparency of the WTO and in particular, the WTO Dispute Settlement Understanding through:
- Allowing producer organizations, commodity and trade associations affected by a panel ruling to observe the proceedings of the Dispute Settlement Body in a manner that does not affect the proceeding themselves;
- Ensuring that adequate proceedings are made available to the public, while respecting any confidential information;
- Ensuring that the WTO panel and Appellate Body submissions are made publicly available on a timely basis.