Dispute avoidance and settlement

The 12th Commission on Phytosanitary Measures in 2017 dissolved the Subsidiary Body on Dispute Settlement (SBDS) and the functions and procedures of this body were transferred to the Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC). The SBDS had originally been established by the Interim Commission on Phytosanitary Measures in 2005 .

The IC is now drafting terms of reference for the functions of this subgroup.

The previous functions of the SBDS were to:

  • provides guidance to the Secretariat and disputing parties in selecting dispute resolution methods, and may help with consultation, good offices, mediation or arbitration
  • proposes nominations for independent experts in IPPC Expert Committee procedures where disputing parties cannot agree on experts proposed by the Secretariat
    approves reports of Expert Committees, including verification of all points in Expert Committee procedures
  • undertakes other functions, including i) helping the Secretariat with requests from WTO or other organizations, ii) reporting on IPPC dispute settlement activities as well as dispute settlement activities by other organizations that have implications for the phytosanitary community, and iii) identifying appropriate experts
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Doc # Agenda # العنوان Files Publication date
IPPC Roster of Experts: Nomination Form (General Expertise) En 29 يونيو 2015
2013 SBDS Survey of the IPPC Dispute Settlement System En Es Fr Ru Ar Zh 15 مايو 2013
IPPC Roster of Experts: Nomination Form (Specific Expertise) En 29 يونيو 2015
Dispute Settlement Manual - curently under review. 24 أكتوبر 2006
Form to activate the IPPC dispute avoidance and settlement system Form to activate the IPPC Dispute Avoidance or Settlement Processes 29 أغسطس 2006
IPPC Dispute Settlement Advocacy document En Es Fr Ar Zh 15 أغسطس 2008
2007: Report of the Fifth Meeting of the SBDS En En 22 مارس 2007
2006: Report of the Fourth Meeting of the SBDS En 22 مارس 2007
2008: Report of the Sixth Meeting of the SBDS En 03 إبريل 2008
2009: Report by the IPPC Secretariat on dispute settlment activities En 24 مارس 2009
n/a 04 2012: Report of the Eighth Meeting of the SBDS En 25 فبراير 2013
n/a 04 2012: Report of the Eighth Meeting of the SBDS En 25 فبراير 2013

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