Published online by Cambridge University Press: 27 January 2022
This chapter contains a comprehensive, step-by-step analysis of the consultations phase in WTO dispute settlement. Then the chapter examines the practice and procedure used to establish a WTO panel and the composition of the panel. The chapter then analyzes the panel process step-by-step, including the organizational meeting, the working procedures, the written submissions to the panel, the hearings of the panel, the interim report, and the final report. The chapter also discusses the role of third parties and of the WTO Secretariat in the panel process.