Yesterday, the WTO announced that on September 3, the WTO Director-General had composed the panel in the WTO complaint brought by Australia against China's AD/CVD measures on barley (DS598).

The panelists in the case are:


  • Enie Neri de Ross, from Venezuela, has been a WTO panelist on 13 previous WTO panel reports, most of which involved trade remedy issues.


The announcement also notes that Brazil, Canada, the EU, India, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Singapore, Ukraine, the UK, and the U.S. have reserved their rights to participate in the panel proceedings as third parties

In recent years, it has generally taken somewhere between one and a quarter years and just over two years from panel composition to the circulation of the panel report to the public.