1. The arbitration panel shall present to the Parties an interim report within 150 days of
the establishment of the arbitration panel. The report shall contain:
(a) findings of fact; and
(b) determinations as to whether the responding Party has conformed with its
obligations under this Agreement.
2. Each Party may submit written comments to the arbitration panel on the interim
report, subject to any time limits set by the arbitration panel. After considering any
such comments, the arbitration panel may:
(a) reconsider its report; or
(b) make any further examination that it considers appropriate.
3. The interim report of the arbitration panel shall be confidential.