S.No Docket Dispute Name Date of notification of appeal First Statutory Deadline(1) Date of Communication Revised date communicated by the AB Second Statutory Deadline Actual Date ABR Circulated to Parties Time Gap(1) Time Gap(2) Reason for Delay
1 DS2 US-Gasoline 21-Feb-96 21-Apr-96 15-Apr-96 29-Apr-96 21-May-96 29-Apr-96 8 -22 In my letter to you of 22 March 1996, I indicated that for reasons which were both unavoidable and exceptional, the oral hearing, required by Rule 27 of the Working Procedures for Appellate Review to be held, in general, 30 days after the filing of the Notice of Appeal, had to be put back two days from its initially scheduled date of 25 March 1996. It occupied two days on 27 and 28 March 1996. Answers in writing to some of the questions put by the Division to participants and third participants were received, pursuant to the time-limit set by the Division, on 28 March 1996. Further, post-hearing statements of the positions of the participants and third participants as well as responses to other questions put by the Division were received, within the time-limit set by the Division, on Monday, 1 April 1996. The Division had to spend much of 29, 30 and 31 March and 1 April 1996 reviewing this further written material and preparing for a meeting with the other four Members of the Appellate Body which, of necessity, came immediately after the oral hearing. The Appellate Body's General Meeting, which concerned both general policy and administrative matters and the exchange of views on this appeal, contemplated by Rule 4 of our Working Procedures for Appellate Review, took place on 2, 3 and 4 April 1996. Easter intervened immediately thereafter, and while work on the appeal did not cease far from it - it, for most concerned, proceeded at a rather slower pace to allow for a recharging of the batteries. Following the Easter break, work on the appeal has resumed at full pace. The time available before 22 April 1996 will, however, be reduced to allow for translation of the report. Even with the enthusiastic support of the Translation and Documentation Division, which will undoubtedly be forthcoming, this process and the final checking of the final report is likely to occupy several days.
2 DS8/10-1 Japan-Alcoholic Beverages II 8-Aug-96 7-Oct-96 NA NA 6-Nov-96 4-Oct-96 -3 -33 NA
3 DS24 US Underwear  11-Nov-96 10-Jan-97 9-Jan-97 10-Feb-97 9-Feb-97 10-Feb-97 31 1 the rescheduling of the oral hearing at the request of the participants because
of the Singapore Ministerial; logistical difficulties in bringing together the AB Members for exchange of views over the Christmas period; Christmas holiday
4 DS22 Brazil Desiccated Coconut 16-Dec-96 14-Feb-97 12-Feb-97 28-Feb-97 16-Mar-97 21-Feb-97 7 -23 translation; request of parties for extension of time for filing WS
5 DS33 US Wool Shirts and Blouses  24-Feb-97 25-Apr-97 NA NA 25-May-97 25-Apr-97 0 -30 NA
6 DS31 Canada - Periodicals 29-Apr-97 28-Jun-97 NA NA 28-Jul-97 30-Jun-97 2 -28 NA
7 DS27 EC-Bananas III 11-Jun-97 11-Aug-97 8-Aug-97 9-Sep-97 9-Sep-97 9-Sep-97 29 0 extraordinary complexity of this case, the unprecedented number of issues under appeal and the large number of participants and third participants involved
8 DS26/48 EC-Hormones 24-Sep-97 24-Nov-97 21-Nov-97 23-Dec-97 23-Dec-97 16-Jan-98 53 24 complexity
9 DS26/48 EC-Hormones 24-Sep-97 24-Nov-97 10-Dec-97 16-Jan-98 23-Dec-97 16-Jan-98 53 24 exceptional nature of this case, the time needed for translation and
the intervention of the Christmas holiday period
10 DS50 India Patents (US)  15-Oct-97 15-Dec-97 9-Dec-97 23-Dec-97 13-Jan-98 19-Dec-97 4 -25 translation
11 DS56 Argentina Textiles and Apparel  21-Jan-98 23-Mar-98 18-Mar-98 27-Mar-98 21-Apr-98 27-Mar-98 4 -25 translation
12 DS62/67-8 EC Computer Equipment  24-Mar-98 25-May-98 19-May-98 5-Jun-98 22-Jun-98 5-Jun-98 11 -17 translation
13 DS69 EC Poultry  29-Apr-98 29-Jun-98 25-Jun-98 17-Jul-98 28-Jul-98 9-Jul-98 10 -19 translation
14 DS58 US-Shrimp 13-Jul-98 14-Sep-98 9-Sep-98 12-Oct-98 11-Oct-98 12-Oct-98 28 1 finalization and translation
15 DS18 Australia Salmon  22-Jul-98 21-Sep-98 17-Sep-98 20-Oct-98 20-Oct-98 20-Oct-98 29 0 finalization and translation
16 DS60 Guatemala Cement I  4-Aug-98 5-Oct-98 1-Oct-98 2-Nov-98 2-Nov-98 2-Nov-98 28 0 completion and translation
17 DS75/84 Korea Alcoholic Beverages  20-Oct-98 21-Dec-98 17-Dec-98 18-Jan-99 18-Jan-99 18-Jan-99 28 0 translation
18 DS76 Japan Agricultural Products 24-Nov-98 25-Jan-99 21-Jan-99 22-Feb-99 22-Feb-99 22-Feb-99 28 0 completion and translation
19 DS46 Brazil Aircraft  3-May-99 2-Jun-99 NA NA 17-Jun-99 2-Aug-99 61 46 NA
20 DS70 Canada Aircraft  3-May-99 2-Jul-99 15-Jun-00 21-Jul-00 1-Aug-99 2-Aug-99 31 1 completion and translation
21 DS90 India Quantitative Restrictions  25-May-99 26-Jul-99 22-Jul-99 25-May-99 23-Aug-99 23-Aug-99 28 0 completion and translation
22 DS103/112 Canada- Dairy 15-Jul-99 13-Sep-99 7-Sep-99 13-Oct-99 13-Oct-99 13-Oct-99 30 0 Completion and translation
23 DS34 Turkey-Textiles 26-Jul-99 24-Sep-99 23-Sep-99 22-Oct-99 24-Oct-99 22-Oct-99 28 -2 completion and translation
24 DS87/110 Chile Alcoholic Beverages  13-Sep-99 12-Nov-99 10-Nov-99 13-Dec-99 12-Dec-99 15-Dec-99 33 3 completion and translation
25 DS98 Korea Dairy  15-Sep-99 14-Nov-99 10-Nov-99 14-Dec-99 14-Dec-99 14-Dec-99 30 0 completion and translation
26 DS121 Argentina Footwear (EC)  15-Sep-99 15-Nov-99 10-Nov-99 14-Dec-99 14-Dec-99 14-Dec-99 29 0 Completion and translation
27 DS108 US-FSC 26-Nov-99 25-Jan-00 24-Jan-00 24-Feb-00 24-Feb-00 24-Feb-00 30 0 Completion and translation
28 DS138 US Lead and Bismuth II  27-Jan-00 27-Mar-00 23-Mar-00 10-May-00 26-Apr-00 10-May-00 44 14 death of sitting AB division member; agreed to by both parties subsequently
29 DS139/142 Canada Autos 2-Mar-00 1-May-00 28-Apr-00 31-May-00 31-May-00 31-May-00 30 0 Completion and translation
30 DS46 Brazil Aircraft (21.5) 22-May-00 21-Jun-00 15-Jun-00 21-Jul-00 6-Jul-00 21-Jul-00 30 15 completion and translation
31 DS70 Canada Aircraft (21.5) 22-May-00 21-Jun-00 15-Jun-00 21-Jul-00 6-Jul-00 21-Jul-00 30 15 completion and translation
32 DS136/162 US 1916 Act   29-May-00 28-Jul-00 26-Jul-00 28-Aug-00 27-Aug-00 28-Aug-00 31 1 Completion and translation
33 DS170 Canada Patents 19-Jun-00 18-Aug-00 15-Aug-00 18-Sep-00 17-Sep-00 18-Sep-00 31 1 completion and translation
34 DS161/169 Korea-Beef 11-Sep-00 10-Nov-00 8-Nov-00 11-Dec-00 10-Dec-00 11-Dec-00 31 1 Completion and translation
35 DS165 US Certain EC Products  12-Sep-00 13-Nov-00 9-Nov-00 11-Dec-00 11-Dec-00 11-Dec-00 28 0 Completion and translation
36 DS166 US Wheat Gluten  26-Sep-00 27-Nov-00 24-Nov-00 27-Dec-00 25-Dec-00 22-Dec-00 25 -3 completion and translation
37 DS122 Thailand H-Beams  23-Oct-00 22-Dec-00 20-Dec-00 12-Mar-01 21-Jan-01 12-Mar-01 80 50 Exceptional workload; agreed to by both parties
38 DS135 EC-Asbestos 23-Oct-00 22-Dec-00 20-Dec-00 12-Mar-01 21-Jan-01 12-Mar-01 80 50 Exceptional workload; agreed to by both parties
39 DS141 EC- Bed Linen 1-Dec-00 30-Jan-01 26-Jan-01 1-Mar-01 1-Mar-01 1-Mar-01 30 0 no reason given
40 DS177/8 US Lamb  31-Jan-01 2-Apr-01 29-Mar-01 1-May-01 1-May-01 1-May-01 29 0 no reason given
41 DS184 US Hot-Rolled Steel 25-Apr-01 24-Jun-01 22-Jun-01 24-Jul-01 24-Jul-01 24-Jul-01 30 0 no reason given
42 DS192 US Cotton Yarn  9-Jul-01 7-Sep-01 5-Sep-01 8-Oct-01 7-Oct-01 8-Oct-01 31 1 no reason given
43 DS58 US Shrimp (21.5 ) 23-Jul-01 21-Sep-01 19-Sep-01 22-Oct-01 21-Oct-01 22-Oct-01 31 1 no reason given
44 DS132 Mexico Corn Syrup (21.5 US) 24-Jul-01 22-Sep-01 20-Sep-01 22-Oct-01 22-Oct-01 22-Oct-01 30 0 no reason given
45 DS103/113 Canada Dairy (21.5) 4-Sep-01 3-Nov-01 2-Nov-01 3-Dec-01 3-Dec-01 3-Dec-01 30 0 Completion and translation
46 DS176 US Section 211 4-Oct-01 3-Dec-01 30-Nov-01 2-Jan-02 2-Jan-02 2-Jan-02 30 0 completion and translation
47 DS108 US FSC (21.5 EC-I) 15-Oct-01 14-Dec-01 20-Nov-01 14-Jan-02 13-Jan-02 14-Jan-02 31 1 no reason given
48 DS202 US-Line Pipe 19-Nov-01 18-Jan-02 18-Jan-02 15-Feb-02 17-Feb-02 15-Feb-02 28 -2 Completion and translation
49 DS207 Chile-Price Bands 24-Jun-02 23-Aug-02 21-Aug-02 23-Sep-02 22-Sep-02 23-Sep-02 31 1 Completion and translation
50 DS231 EC Sardines  28-Jun-02 27-Aug-02 27-Aug-02 26-Sep-02 26-Sep-02 26-Sep-02 30 0 Completion and translation
51 DS213 US Carbon Steel(Germany) 30-Aug-02 29-Oct-02 25-Oct-02 28-Nov-02 28-Nov-02 28-Nov-02 30 0 Completion and translation
52 DS212 US CVM on Certain EC Products  9-Sep-02 8-Nov-02 6-Nov-02 9-Dec-02 8-Dec-02 9-Dec-02 31 1 Completion and translation
53 DS103/113 Canada-Dairy (21.5 - II) 23-Sep-02 22-Nov-02 20-Nov-02 20-Dec-02 22-Dec-02 20-Dec-02 28 -2 Completion and translation
54 DS217/234 US CDSOA 18-Oct-02 17-Dec-02 13-Dec-02 16-Jan-03 16-Jan-03 16-Jan-03 30 0 Completion and translation
55 DS141 EC Bed Linen (21.5) 8-Jan-03 9-Mar-03 6-Mar-03 8-Apr-03 8-Apr-03 8-Apr-03 30 0 Completion and translation
56 DS219 EC Tube or Pipe Fittings 23-Apr-03 23-Jun-03 19-Jun-03 22-Jul-03 22-Jul-03 22-Jul-03 29 0 Completion and translation
57 DS248-9/251-4/258-9 US Steel Safeguards 11-Aug-03 10-Oct-03 8-Oct-03 10-Nov-03 9-Nov-03 10-Nov-03 31 1 Completion and translation
58 DS245 Japan Apples 28-Aug-03 27-Oct-03 23-Oct-03 26-Nov-03 26-Nov-03 26-Nov-03 30 0 Completion and translation
59 DS244 US Corrosion-Resistant Steel 15-Sep-03 14-Nov-03 12-Nov-03 15-Dec-03 14-Dec-03 15-Dec-03 31 1 Completion and translation
60 DS257 US-Lumber IV 21-Oct-03 20-Dec-03 17-Dec-03 19-Jan-04 19-Jan-04 19-Jan-04 30 0 Completion and translation
61 DS246 EC GSP 8-Jan-04 8-Mar-04 5-Mar-04 7-Apr-04 7-Apr-04 7-Apr-04 30 0 Completion and translation
62 DS264 US-Lumber V 13-May-04 12-Jul-04 8-Jul-04 11-Aug-04 11-Aug-04 11-Aug-04 30 0 Completion and translation
63 DS276 Canada-Wheat 1-Jun-04 2-Aug-04 23-Jul-04 30-Aug-04 30-Aug-04 30-Aug-04 28 0 Completion and translation
64 DS268 US OCTG Sunset Reviews 31-Aug-04 1-Nov-04 28-Oct-04 29-Nov-04 29-Nov-04 29-Nov-04 28 0 Completion and translation
65 DS267 US- Upland Cotton 18-Oct-04 17-Dec-04 16-Dec-04 3-Mar-05 16-Jan-05 3-Mar-05 76 46 In the light of the numerous and complex issues raised, the increased burden on the Appellate Body as well as the translation services, the intervening holiday period, and the fact that the Appellate Body expects to be considering two or three other appeals in the coming weeks
66 DS285 US-Gambling 7-Jan-05 8-Mar-05 8-Mar-05 7-Apr-05 7-Apr-05 7-Apr-05 30 0 Completion and translation
67 DS265-6/283 EC-Sugar 13-Jan-05 14-Mar-05 24-Jan-05 28-Apr-05 13-Apr-05 28-Apr-05 45 15 In the light of the constraints expressed by certain participants regarding the date of the oral hearing, the
concurrent caseload of the Appellate Body, as well as translation requirements
68 DS302 Dominican Republic Cigarettes 24-Jan-05 25-Mar-05 22-Mar-05 25-Apr-05 24-Apr-05 25-Apr-05 31 1 Completion and translation
69 DS296 US-DRAMS 29-Mar-05 30-May-05 27-May-05 27-Jun-05 27-Jun-05 27-Jun-05 28 0 Completion and translation
70 DS269/86 EC Chicken Cuts 13-Jun-05 12-Aug-05 11-Aug-05 12-Sep-05 11-Sep-05 12-Sep-05 31 1 Completion and translation
71 DS295 Mexico-Beef & Rice 20-Jul-05 19-Sep-05 14-Sep-05 29-Nov-05 18-Oct-05 29-Nov-05 71 42 participants request for translation of submissions
72 DS282 US - OCTG from Mexico 4-Aug-05 3-Oct-05 26-Sep-05 2-Nov-05 2-Nov-05 2-Nov-05 30 0 Completion and translation
73 DS257 US-Lumber IV (21.5) 6-Sep-05 5-Nov-05 2-Nov-05 5-Dec-05 5-Dec-05 5-Dec-05 30 0 Completion and translation
74 DS108 US FSC (21.5 EC-II) 14-Nov-05 13-Jan-06 10-Jan-06 13-Feb-06 12-Feb-06 13-Feb-06 31 1 Completion and translation
75 DS308 Mexico Soft Drinks 6-Dec-05 6-Feb-06 2-Feb-06 6-Mar-06 6-Mar-06 6-Mar-06 28 0 Completion and translation
76 DS277 US-Lumber VI 13-Jan-06 14-Mar-06 10-Mar-06 13-Apr-06 13-Apr-06 13-Apr-06 30 0 Completion and translation
77 DS294 US- Zeroing 17-Jan-06 20-Mar-06 15-Mar-06 18-Apr-06 17-Apr-06 18-Apr-06 29 1 Completion and translation
78 DS264 US-Lumber V (21.5 ) 17-May-06 17-Jul-06 14-Jul-06 15-Aug-06 15-Aug-06 15-Aug-06 29 0 Completion and translation
79 DS315 EC Selected Customs Matters 14-Aug-06 13-Oct-06 10-Oct-06 13-Nov-06 12-Nov-06 13-Nov-06 31 1 Completion and translation
80 DS322 US Zeroing (Japan) 11-Oct-06 10-Dec-06 NA NA 9-Jan-07 9-Jan-07 30 0 no communication
81 DS268 US OCTG Sunset Reviews (21.5) 12-Jan-07 13-Mar-07 6-Mar-07 12-Apr-07 12-Apr-07 12-Apr-07 30 0 Completion and translation
82 DS277 US-Lumber VI (21.5) 12-Jan-07 13-Mar-07 6-Mar-07 12-Apr-07 12-Apr-07 12-Apr-07 30 0 Completion and translation
83 DS207 Chile-Price Bands (21.5) 5-Feb-07 6-Apr-07 30-Mar-07 7-May-07 6-May-07 7-May-07 31 1 Completion and translation
84 DS336 Japan DRAMs (Korea) 30-Aug-07 29-Oct-07 24-Oct-07 28-Nov-07 28-Nov-07 28-Nov-07 30 0 Completion and translation
85 DS332 Brazil Retreaded Tyres 3-Sep-07 2-Nov-07 31-Oct-07 3-Dec-07 2-Dec-07 3-Dec-07 31 1 Completion and translation
86 DS344 US Stainless Steel (Mexico) 31-Jan-08 31-Mar-08 26-Mar-08 30-Apr-08 30-Apr-08 30-Apr-08 30 0 Completion and translation
87 DS267 US- Upland Cotton (21.5) 12-Feb-08 12-Apr-08 11-Apr-08 2-Jun-08 12-May-08 2-Jun-08 51 21 In the light of the numerous and complex issues raised in this appeal, and the increased
burden on translation services
88 DS343/345 US Customs Bond Directive/US Shrimp (Thailand) 17-Apr-08 16-Jun-08 10-Jun-08 16-Jul-08 16-Jul-08 16-Jul-08 30 0 completion and translation
89 DS320-1 US/Canada-Continued Suspension 29-May-08 28-Jul-08 22-Jul-08 16-Oct-08 27-Aug-08 16-Oct-08 80 50 numerous and complex issues raised in these appeals, and the increased burden on translation services
90 DS360 India Additional Duties 1-Aug-08 30-Sep-08 25-Sep-08 30-Oct-08 30-Oct-08 30-Oct-08 30 0 Completion and translation
91 DS27 EC-Bananas III (21.5-US/Ecuador - II) 28-Aug-08 27-Oct-08 21-Oct-08 26-Nov-08 26-Nov-08 26-Nov-08 30 0 completion and translation
92 DS339/340/342 China Auto 15-Sep-08 14-Nov-08 no communication found no communication found 14-Dec-08 15-Dec-08 31 1 no communication found
93 DS350 US Continued Zeroing 6-Nov-08 5-Jan-09 22-Dec-08 4-Feb-09 4-Feb-09 4-Feb-09 30 0 Completion and translation
94 DS294 US- Zeroing (21.5-EC) 13-Feb-09 14-Apr-09 9-Apr-09 14-May-09 14-May-09 14-May-09 30 0 completion and translation
95 DS322 US Zeroing (21.5-Japan) 20-May-09 20-Jul-09 14-Jul-09 18-Aug-09 18-Aug-09 18-Aug-09 29 0 Completion and translation
96 DS322 US- Zeroing (Japan) 11-Oct-06 10-Dec-06 no communication found no communication found 9-Jan-07 9-Jan-07 30 0 no communication found
97 DS363 China Audiovisual 22-Sep-09 23-Nov-09 17-Nov-09 21-Dec-09 21-Dec-09 21-Dec-09 28 0 Completion and translation
98 DS316 EC-LCA 21-Jul-10 20-Sep-10 17-Sep-10 to be communicated later 19-Oct-10 18-May-11 240 211 Due to the considerable size of the record and complexity of the appeal, including the issues raised preliminarily, and taking into account the dates for the submissions and the oral hearings that have been established in consultation with the participants
99 DS367 Australia Apples 31-Aug-10 30-Oct-10 29-Oct-10 29-Nov-10 29-Nov-10 29-Nov-10 30 0 Completion and translation
100 DS379 US AD and CVD (China) 1-Dec-10 30-Jan-11 17-Dec-10 11-Mar-11 1-Mar-11 11-Mar-11 40 10 In light of the complex appeal currently under consideration by the Appellate Body and the numerous, complex issues likely to arise in an appeal in this dispute, the United States and China agreed to extend the 90-day deadline for completion of the Appellate Body Report by 10 days, to 11 March 2011.
101 DS371 Thailand Cigarettes 22-Feb-11 23-Apr-11 21-Apr-11 17-Jun-11 23-May-11 17-Jun-11 55 25 Completion and translation
102 DS397 EC- Fasteners (China) 25-Mar-11 24-May-11 24-May-11 15-Jul-11 23-Jun-11 15-Jul-11 52 22 completion
103 DS353 US LCA (2nd complaint) 1-Apr-11 31-May-11 4-Jul-11 was to have been communicated later 30-Jun-11 12-Mar-12 286 256 The European Union notified the DSB on 1 April 2011 of its decision to appeal certain issues
of law covered in the Panel Report and legal interpretations developed by the Panel in this case, with the result that the 60-day period expired on Tuesday, 31 May 2011. Due to the considerable size of the record and complexity of the appeal, the need to hold multiple sessions of the oral hearing, and taking into account the current overall workload of the Appellate Body,
104 DS399 US- Tyres (China) 24-May-11 23-Jul-11 22-Jul-11 5-Sep-11 22-Aug-11 5-Sep-11 44 14 completion
105 DS394-5/398 China Raw Materials 31-Aug-11 30-Oct-11 28-Oct-11 31-Jan-12 29-Nov-11 30-Jan-12 92 62 Due to the significant size of this appeal, including the number and complexity of the issues raised by both China and each of the three other appellants, the Appellate Body will not be able to circulate its Report within 90 days. Given the scope and timing of this appeal and the demands that it, along with the two other pending appeals, places on the Appellate Body and translation services,
106 DS396/403 Philippines Distilled Spirits 23-Sep-11 22-Nov-11 21-Nov-11 22-Dec-11 22-Dec-11 21-Nov-11 -1 -31 Completion and translation
107 DS406 US Clove Cigarettes 5-Jan-12 5-Mar-12 29-Feb-12 4-Apr-12 4-Apr-12 4-Apr-12 30 0 Completion and translation
108 DS381 US Tuna II 20-Jan-12 20-Mar-12 20-Mar-12 16-May-12 19-Apr-12 16-Apr-12 27 -3 This is due in part to the size of this appeal, including the number and complexity of the issues raised by the participants. It is also due to the large caseload that the Appellate Body was, and is, facing, and scheduling constraints resulting therefrom.
109 DS384/386 US-COOL 23-Mar-12 22-May-12 21-May-12 29-Jun-12 21-Jun-12 29-Jun-12 38 8 This is due in part to the size of this appeal, including the number and complexity of the
issues raised by the participants. It is also due to the Appellate Body's heavy caseload, scheduling difficulties resulting from the overlap in the composition of the Divisions hearing different appeals at the same time, as well as constraints resulting from the relocation of the Appellate Body and its Secretariat in the context of ongoing renovation work on the Centre William Rappard.
110 DS414 China GOES 20-Jul-12 18-Sep-12 18-Sep-12 18-Oct-12 18-Oct-12 18-Oct-12 30 0 Completion and translation
111 DS412/426 Canada - FIT/RE 5-Feb-13 6-Apr-13 4-Apr-13 6-May-13 6-May-13 6-May-13 30 0 Completion and translation
112 DS400-1 EC-Seals 24-Jan-14 25-Mar-14 24-Mar-14 20-May-14 24-Apr-14 22-May-14 58 28 This is a consequence of the requests made by the participants to postpone the date for the oral hearing and the subsequent rescheduling of the oral hearing from 3-5 March 2014 to 17-19 March 2014. It is also due to the size of these appeals, and the other appeal by the European Union, including the number and complexity of the issues raised by the participants.
113 DS400-1 EC-Seals 24-Jan-14 25-Mar-14 16-May-14 22-May-14 24-Apr-14 22-May-14 58 28 translation and caseload
114 DS431-33 China-Rare Earths 8-Apr-14 7-Jun-14 17-Jun-14 Notified later on 24 jun 14 7-Jul-14 7-Aug-14 61 31 this is due to several reasons, including the unfilled vacancy on the Appellate Body, the Appellate Body's significant workload, the volume and complexity of the issues raised by
the participants, the large number of participants and third participants, and the consolidation of this appeal with the appellate proceedings in DS432 and DS433. for the last six months the Appellate Body has been composed of only six, rather than the full complement of seven, Appellate Body Members. The Appellate Body has faced a substantial workload during the first half of 2014, and there has been significant overlap in the composition of the Divisions that have been composed to hear different appeals during this period. Due to the scheduling issues arising from this situation, the consolidation of the three appeals and the subsequent extended Working Schedule, as well as the time required for translation of the Report so that it can be circulated in all three official languages
115 DS431-33 China-Rare Earths 25-Apr-14 24-Jun-14 23-Jun-14 7-Aug-14 24-Jul-14 7-Aug-14 44 14 this is a consequence of the unfilled vacancy on the Appellate Body, the Appellate Body's significant workload, the volume and complexity of the issues raised by the participants in these disputes along with the large number of participants and third participants, the time needed for translation of the Reports, and the consolidation of these appeals with the appellate proceedings in DS431.
116 DS449 US CVD and AD (China) 8-Apr-14 7-Jun-14 6-Jun-14 7-Jul-14 7-Jul-14 7-Jul-14 30 0 Completion and translation
117 DS436 US- Carbon Steel 8-Aug-14 7-Oct-14 6-Oct-14 8-Dec-14 6-Nov-14 8-Dec-14 62 32 On 11 August 2014, the United States requested a one-week extension of the deadline for filing its appellee's submission in these appellate proceedings due to the size and complexity of India's appeal. The United States noted that India's Notice of Appeal appeared to include at least 67 separate claims of error. In a Procedural Ruling dated 19 August 2014, the Division hearing these appeals, having heard the views of the participants and third participants, decided to extend the date for filing the appellees' submissions, as well as the date for filing the third participants' notifications and written submissions. Moreover, at the time that the Division was composed in this dispute, the Appellate Body comprised only six, rather than the full complement of seven, Appellate Body Members. The Appellate Body has also faced a substantial workload in the second half of 2014, and there has been overlap in the composition of the Divisions hearing different appeals during this period. Due to the scheduling issues arising from these circumstances, and the number and complexity of the issues raised in these and concurrent appeal proceedings, as well as the additional time required for translation of the Report into all three official languages
118 DS437 US- Countervailing Measures (China) 22-Aug-14 21-Oct-14 20-Oct-14 18-Dec-14 20-Nov-14 18-Dec-14 58 28 At the time that the Division was composed in this dispute, the Appellate Body comprised only six, rather than the full complement of seven, Appellate Body Members. The Appellate Body has also faced a substantial workload in the second half of 2014 with several appellate proceedings pending in parallel, and there has been overlap in the composition of the Divisions hearing these different appeals during this period. Due to the scheduling issues arising from these circumstances, the number and complexity of the issues raised in these and concurrent appeal proceedings, and the demands that this places on the WTO Secretariat's translation services, the Appellate Body will not be able to circulate its report within the 90-day timeframe provided for in Article 17.5 of the DSU.
119 DS438/444-45 Argentina- Import Measures 26-Sep-14 25-Nov-14 20-Nov-14 15-Jan-15 25-Dec-14 15-Jan-15 51 21 At the time the Division hearing this appeal was composed, the Appellate Body comprised only six, rather than the full complement of seven, Appellate Body Members. The Appellate Body has also faced a substantial workload in the second half of 2014, with several appeals proceeding in parallel, and there has been overlap in the composition of the Divisions hearing these different appeals during this period. Moreover, the 90-day period in these disputes will expire during the annual year-end closure of the WTO Secretariat. Due to the scheduling issues arising from these circumstances, the number and complexity of the issues raised in these and concurrent appeal proceedings and the demands that this places on the WTO Secretariat's translation services, as well as the intervening closure of the WTO Secretariat for the 2014 year-end period
120 DS384/386 US-COOL 28-Nov-14 27-Jan-15 26-Jan-15 Notified later on 2nd March, 2015 26-Feb-15 18-May-15 111 81 On 28 November 2014, the Appellate Body also received a joint request by the participants requesting extensions of the time-periods for filing written submissions pursuant to Rule 16(2) of the Working Procedures for Appellate Review (Working Procedures). The participants submitted that, in the particular circumstances of this case, the time-periods set out in the Working Procedures would not afford the United States as appellant sufficient time to present its arguments. In their joint request, the participants also requested consequential extensions of the time-periods for filing other appellants' and appellees' submissions. In support of their request, the participants pointed to serious resource constraints due to concurrent work on other pending proceedings, as well as the constraints imposed by the contemporaneous holiday period, the multiple complex issues at stake in these disputes, and the present workload of the Appellate Body. After hearing the views of the third participants, the Appellate Body Division hearing this appeal issued a Procedural Ruling dated 2 December 2014 in which it extended, pursuant to Rule 16(2) of the Working Procedures, the time-periods foreseen in Rules 21(1), 22(1), and 23(3) and (4) for filing written submissions. On 11 December 2014, the Appellate Body Division hearing this appeal received a letter from Australia requesting an extension of the deadline for the filing of the third participants' submissions. Australia noted that, in the particular circumstances of this case, the time-period of three days between the filing of the appellees' submissions and the filing of the third participants' submissions would run over a weekend, providing third participants with only one working day to incorporate reactions to the appellees' submissions into their third participants' submissions. Furthermore, Australia explained that these challenges would be exacerbated by the decreased staffing capacity during the peak summer holiday period in the Southern hemisphere. After hearing the views of the participants and other third participants, the Appellate Body Division hearing this appeal issued, pursuant to Rule 16(2) of the Working Procedures, a Procedural Ruling dated 17 December 2014 in which it extended the time-periods for filing third participants' submissions. Moreover, on the date this appeal was filed, appeals in three other disputes were ongoing, and appeals in two further disputes were subsequently filed during the course of the present proceedings, resulting in substantial workload for the Appellate Body. In addition, overlap in the composition of the Divisions hearing the different appeals during this time-period led to difficulties in scheduling meetings in these proceedings. In sum, there are several factors rendering it impossible for the Appellate Body to circulate its reports within the 90-day timeframe provided for in Article 17.5 of the DSU. These include the current workload of the Appellate Body, the number and complexity of the issues raised in these appeal proceedings, and the demands that this places on the WTO Secretariat's translation services. These also include extensions of the deadlines for filing written submissions in this appeal granted at the request of the participants and third participants, the intervening year-end closure of the WTO Secretariat, as well as scheduling difficulties arising from overlap in the composition of the Divisions hearing appeals pending before the Appellate Body at the same time.
121 DS384/386 US-COOL 28-Nov-14 27-Jan-15 2-Mar-15 18-May-15 26-Feb-15 18-May-15 111 81 current workload of the Appellate Body, the number and complexity of the issues raised in these appeal proceedings, and the demands that this places on the WTO Secretariat's translation services. These reasons also include extensions of the deadlines for filing written submissions in this appeal granted at the request of the participants and third participants, the intervening year-end closure of the WTO Secretariat, as well as scheduling difficulties arising from an overlap in the composition of the Divisions hearing appeals currently pending before the Appellate Body
122 DS429 US Shrimp II (Viet Nam) 6-Jan-15 7-Mar-15 4-Mar-15 7-Apr-15 6-Apr-15 7-Apr-15 31 1 Completion and translation
123 DS430 India-Agriculture Products 26-Jan-15 27-Mar-15 25-Mar-15 4-Jun-15 26-Apr-15 4-Jun-15 69 39 The Appellate Body has faced a substantial workload in the first half of 2015, with several appeals proceeding in parallel, and there has been overlap in the composition of the Divisions hearing these different appeals during this period. Due to the scheduling issues arising from these circumstances and the number and complexity of the issues raised in this and concurrent appeal proceedings, together with the demands that these concurrent appeals place on the WTO Secretariat's translation services
124 DS457 Peru-Agricultural Products 25-Mar-15 24-May-15 22-May-15 20-Jul-15 23-Jun-15 20-Jul-15 57 27 Due to the time required for completion and translation of the Report, the Appellate Body will not be able to circulate its Report by this date. The Appellate Body has faced a substantial workload in the first half of 2015, with several appeals proceeding in parallel, and there has been overlap in the composition of the Divisions hearing these different appeals during this period. Due to the scheduling issues arising from these circumstances and the number and complexity of the issues raised in this and concurrent appeal proceedings, together with the demands that these concurrent appeals place on the WTO Secretariat's translation services, and shortage of staff in the Appellate Body Secretariat
125 DS454/460 China- HP-SSST (Japan) 20-May-15 19-Jul-15 20-Jul-15 notified later on 28th July, 2015 18-Aug-15 14-Oct-15 87 57 The Appellate Body faces a substantial workload this year, with several appellate proceedings in parallel, often with overlap in the composition of the Divisions hearing the different appeals. Due to the number and complexity of the issues raised on appeal in DS454 and DS460 and parallel proceedings, and scheduling issues arising from the circumstances referred to above as well as shortage of staff in the Appellate Body Secretariat,
126 DS454/460 China- HP-SSST (Japan) 20-May-15 19-Jul-15 28-Jul-15 14-Oct-15 18-Aug-15 14-Oct-15 87 57 no reason given
127 DS381 US-Tuna 5-Jun-15 4-Aug-15 3-Aug-15 20-Nov-15 3-Sep-15 20-Nov-15 108 78 The Appellate Body faces a substantial workload this year, with several appellate proceedings running in parallel, and often with overlap in the composition of the Divisions hearing the different appeals. In addition, in response to a request from Mexico, the Division hearing this appeal issued a procedural ruling to reschedule the oral hearing dates to 21-22 September 2015. Due to the scheduling issues arising from these circumstances, the number and complexity of the issues raised in this and concurrent appellate proceedings, and the shortage of staff in the Appellate Body Secretariat
128 DS381 US Tuna II (21.5 Mexico) 20-Jan-12 20-Mar-12 20-Mar-12 16-May-12 19-Apr-12 16-May-12 57 27 size of this appeal, including the number and complexity of the issues raised by the participants. It is also due to the large caseload that the Appellate Body was, and is, facing, and scheduling constraints resulting therefrom.
129 DS397 EC Fasteners (Article 21.5 China) 9-Sep-15 8-Nov-15 6-Nov-15 18-Jan-16 8-Dec-15 18-Jan-16 71 41 Due to the time required for completion and translation of the Report, the Appellate Body is not able to circulate its Report by this date. The Appellate Body has faced a substantial workload in 2015, with several appeals proceeding in parallel, and there has been overlap in the composition of the Divisions hearing these different appeals during this period. Due to the scheduling issues arising from these circumstances, the fact that the length of the submissions filed in this appeal (in word count) exceeds the length of the panel report by 2.5 times, the number and complexity of the issues raised in this and concurrent appeal proceedings, together with the demands that these concurrent appeals place on the WTO Secretariat's translation services, and shortage of staff in the Appellate Body Secretariat
130 DS453 Argentina- Financial Services 27-Oct-15 26-Dec-15 22-Dec-15 to be communicated later 25-Jan-16 14-Apr-16 110 80 The Appellate Body and its Secretariat have faced a substantial workload in 2015, with several appeals proceeding in parallel. Divisions hearing these appeals often overlapped in their composition. On the date this appeal was filed, four ongoing proceedings were already being serviced by the Appellate Body Secretariat: appeals in two disputes, as well as two arbitrations to determine the reasonable period of time for implementation pursuant to Article 21.3(c) of the DSU. Secretariat staff working on the arbitrations had to be assigned to work on this appeal at the same time. In addition to this appeal, one of the arbitrations, as well as a projected upcoming appeal, all require Spanish-speaking staff of which the Appellate Body Secretariat has only a limited number. Furthermore, the workload of the Appellate Body is projected to remain high in 2016. Due to the scheduling difficulties arising from these circumstances, the number and complexity of the issues raised in this and concurrent proceedings, the demands that this places on the WTO Secretariat's translation services, the shortage of staff in the Appellate Body Secretariat,
131 DS453 Argentina- Financial Services 27-Oct-15 26-Dec-15 22-Feb-16 19-Apr-16 25-Jan-16 14-Apr-16 110 80 no specific reason given, but reference made to earlier communication
132 DS461 Colombia-Textiles 22-Jan-16 22-Mar-16 22-Mar-16 notified later on 12th April, 2016 21-Apr-16 7-Jun-16 77 47 On the date this appeal was filed, there was another ongoing proceeding already being serviced by the Appellate Body Secretariat, and the Divisions in these two appeals overlap. In addition, both of these appeals require Spanish-speaking staff, of which the Appellate Body Secretariat has only a limited number, as well as the translation into English of documents filed in Spanish, for non-Spanish-speaking Appellate Body Members and staff.
133 DS461 Colombia- Textiles 22-Jan-16 22-Mar-16 11-Apr-16 7-Jun-16 21-Apr-16 7-Jun-16 77 47 no specific reason given, but reference made to earlier communication
134 DS464 US- Washing Machines 19-Apr-16 18-Jun-16 17-Jun-16 notified later on 6th July, 2016 18-Jul-16 7-Sep-16 81 51 The Appellate Body faces a substantial workload in 2016, with several appeals proceeding in parallel, and there is overlap in the composition of the Divisions hearing the different appeals. Due to the scheduling issues arising from these circumstances, the number and complexity of the issues raised in this and concurrent appellate proceedings, together with the demands that these concurrent appeals place on the WTO Secretariat's translation services, and shortage of staff in the Appellate Body Secretariat,
135 DS464 US- Washing Machines 19-Apr-16 18-Jun-16 6-Jul-16 7-Sep-16 18-Jul-16 7-Sep-16 81 51 no specific reason given, but reference made to earlier communication
136 DS456 India-Solar Cells 20-Apr-16 19-Jun-16 17-Jun-16 Notified later on 8th July, 2016 19-Jul-16 16-Sep-16 89 59 The Appellate Body faces a substantial workload in 2016, with several appeals proceeding in parallel, and there is overlap in the composition of the Divisions hearing these appeals. Due to the scheduling issues arising from these circumstances, the number and complexity of the issues raised in this or concurrent appellate proceedings, together with the demands that these concurrent appeals place on the WTO Secretariat's translation services, and the shortage staff in the Appellate Body Secretariat
137 DS456 India-Solar Cells 20-Apr-16 19-Jun-16 8-Jul-16 16-Sep-16 19-Jul-16 16-Sep-16 89 59 no specific reason given, but reference made to earlier communication
138 DS473 EU- Biodiesel 20-May-16 19-Jul-16 19-Jul-16 Notified later on 11th Aug, 2016 18-Aug-16 6-Oct-16 79 49 Due to the time required to hear and decide this appeal, the Appellate Body is not able to circulate its Report by this date. The Appellate Body faces a substantial workload in 2016, with several appeals proceeding in parallel, and there is overlap in the composition of the Divisions hearing the different appeals. Due to the scheduling issues arising from these circumstances, the number and complexity of the issues raised in this and concurrent appellate proceedings, together with the demands that these concurrent appeals place on the WTO Secretariat's translation services, and shortage of staff in the Appellate Body Secretariat
139 DS473 EU- Biodiesel 20-May-16 19-Jul-16 11-Aug-16 6-Oct-16 18-Aug-16 6-Oct-16 79 49 no specific reason given, but reference made to earlier communication
140 DS475 Russia Pigs (EU) 23-Sep-16 22-Nov-16 21-Nov-16 to be communicated later 22-Dec-16 23-Feb-17 93 63 The Appellate Body faces a substantial workload, with appellate proceedings running in parallel, and with overlap in the composition of the Divisions hearing the different appeals. Moreover, as you are aware, for the last few months the Appellate Body has been composed of only five, rather than the full complement of seven, Appellate Body Members. Due to the scheduling issues arising from these circumstances and the shortage of staff in the Appellate Body Secretariat
141 DS475 Russia Pigs (EU) 23-Sep-16 22-Nov-16 16-Dec-16 23-Feb-17 22-Dec-16 23-Feb-17 93 63 no specific reason given, but reference made to earlier communication
142 DS471 US AD Methodologies (China) 18-Nov-16 17-Jan-17 16-Jan-17 to be communicated later 16-Feb-17 11-May-17 114 84 Due to the time required to hear and decide this appeal, the Appellate Body is not able to circulate its Report by this date. The Appellate Body faces a substantial workload in 2017, with several appeals proceeding in parallel, and there is overlap in the composition of the Divisions hearing the different appeals. Due to the scheduling issues arising from these circumstances, the number and complexity of the issues raised in this and concurrent appellate proceedings, together with the demands that these concurrent appeals place on the WTO Secretariat's translation services, and shortage of staff in the Appellate Body Secretariat
143 DS471 US AD Methodologies (China) 18-Nov-16 17-Jan-17 22-Mar-17 11-May-17 16-Feb-17 11-May-17 114 84 no specific reason given, but reference made to earlier communication
144 DS487 US-LCA 16-Dec-16 15-Jan-17 3-Mar-17 to be communicated later 16-Mar-17 4-Sep-17 232 732 due to particular aspects arising in this proceeding, including the time needed for adopting and complying with additional procedures to protect business confidential information, the consequent extensions of the
deadlines for filing submissions, and overlapping issues identified by the participants in parallel proceedings. We further note the substantial workload faced by the Appellate Body, the overlap in the composition of the Divisions hearing several concurrent appeals, and the shortage of staff in the Appellate Body Secretariat.
145 DS487 US-LCA 16-Dec-16 15-Jan-17 31-Aug-17 4-Sep-17 16-Mar-17 4-Sep-17 232 732 no specific reason given, but reference made to earlier communication
146 DS442 EU-Fatty Alcohols 10-Feb-17 11-Apr-17 11-Apr-17 to be communicated later 11-May-17 5-Sep-17 147 117 The Appellate Body faces a substantially enhanced workload in 2017, with several appeals proceeding in parallel, and there is overlap in the composition of the Divisions hearing the different appeals. Due to the scheduling issues arising from these circumstances, the number and complexity of the issues raised in this and concurrent appellate proceedings, together with the demands that these concurrent appeals place on the WTO Secretariat's translation services, and shortage of staff in the Appellate Body Secretariat
147 DS442 EU-Fatty Alcohols 10-Feb-17 11-Apr-17 7-Aug-17 5-Sep-17 11-May-17 5-Sep-17 147 117 no specific reason given, but reference made to earlier communication
148 DS477 Indonesia-Horticultural Products 17-Feb-17 18-Apr-17 13-Apr-17 to be communicated later 18-May-17 9-Nov-17 205 175 The Appellate Body faces a substantially enhanced workload in 2017, with several appeals proceeding in parallel, and there is overlap in the composition of the Divisions hearing the different appeals. Due to the scheduling issues arising from these circumstances, the number and complexity of the issues raised in this and concurrent appellate proceedings, together with the demands that these concurrent appeals place on the WTO Secretariat's translation services, and shortage of staff in the Appellate Body Secretariat
149 DS477 Indonesia-Horticultural Products 17-Feb-17 18-Apr-17 18-Oct-17 9-Nov-17 18-May-17 9-Nov-17 205 175 no specific reason given, but reference made to earlier communication
150 DS479 Russia-LCV 20-Feb-17 21-Apr-17 13-Apr-17 to be communicated later 21-May-17 22-Mar-18 696 666 The Appellate Body faces a substantially enhanced workload in 2017, with several appeals proceeding in parallel, and there is overlap in the composition of the Divisions hearing the different appeals. Due to the scheduling issues arising from these circumstances, the number and complexity of the issues raised in this and concurrent appellate proceedings, together with the demands that these concurrent appeals place on the WTO Secretariat's translation services, and the shortage of staff in the Appellate Body Secretariat,
136 DS486 EU-PET(Pakistan) 30-Aug-17 29-Oct-17 27-Oct-17 to be communicated later 28-Nov-17 16-May-18 505 475 substantially enhanced workload in 2017, with several appeals proceeding in parallel, and there is increasing overlap in the composition of the Divisions hearing the different appeals owing to the current vacancies on the Appellate Body. Due to the scheduling issues arising from these circumstances, the demands that these concurrent appeals place on the WTO Secretariat's translation services, and the shortage of staff in the Appellate Body Secretariat
137 DS316 EC-LCA (21.5) 13-Oct-16 12-Dec-16 21-Dec-16 to be communicated later 11-Jan-17 15-May-18 826 796 exceptional size and complexity of these compliance proceedings. In this respect, we refer to the considerable volume of the Panel record and the size of the Panel Report, the number of issues appealed, and the many complex substantive and procedural aspects of these appellate proceedings, including the time needed for adopting and complying with additional procedures to protect business confidential information (BCI) and highly sensitive business information (HSBI), together with the consequential extensions of the deadlines for filing submissions. We further note the substantial workload faced by the Appellate Body, the overlap in the composition of the Divisions hearing several concurrent appeals, and the shortage of staff in the Appellate Body Secretariat.
Notes
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  Timelines as per SCM Agreement
  in the dispute, there were two distinct appeals, the date of the second appeal is considered
  In this dispute, there was no communication from the AB, but instead a joint notification by the parties pursuant to a meeting with the AB Secretariat