On 16 June 2017, the WTO announced that at the request of the United States in the dispute United States – Conditional Tax Incentives for Large Civil Aircraft (DS487 – Complainant: EU), the Appellate Body Division in these appellate proceedings has authorized observation of the oral hearing by WTO members and the general public via delayed broadcast. The broadcast of the opening statements will take place on Wednesday, 5 July 2017 at 10 a.m. at WTO headquarters in Geneva.

Given the need to protect certain sensitive business information, public observation will be limited to the opening statements of the member delegations that agreed to have their statements made public. Places reserved for the public will be allocated on a first come, first served basis upon receipt of a completed registration form. Completed forms should be sent by e-mail only, to the following address: ABRegistration@wto.org. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m., Geneva time, on Tuesday 27 June 2017.