Visualise: Procedural Steps
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All GATT disputes began with consultations between the disputing parties to attempt to secure a diplomatic resolution of the matter. However, unlike under the WTO dispute settlement system governed by the DSU, GATT disputes did not always follow the same procedural steps for the subsequent litigious stages. For instance, some of the Tokyo Round codes included a conciliation phase (i.e. mediation at a meeting of the relevant Committee) before a panel was established.
* The parties to the dispute differed on the status of the report, which remained unresolved. (Follow up to the Panel Report in European Economic Community – Payments and Subsidies Paid to Processors and Producers of Oilseeds and Related Animal-Feed Proteins, DS28/R (GD/262). See also the minutes of the GATT Council of 19 June 1992, document C/M/257 p. 28)