(a) the responding Party fails to notify its intention to comply with the final panel
report under Article 29.12 or the time it will require for compliance under
(b) at the expiry of the reasonable period of time, the responding Party fails to
notify any measure taken to comply with the final panel report; or
(c) the arbitration panel on compliance referred to in paragraph 6 establishes that a
measure taken to comply is inconsistent with that Party’s obligations under the
provisions referred to in Article 29.2,
the requesting Party shall be entitled to suspend obligations or receive compensation.
The level of the nullification and impairment shall be calculated starting from the
date of notification of the final panel report to the Parties.
2. Before suspending obligations, the requesting Party shall notify the responding Party
and the CETA Joint Committee of its intention to do so, including the level of
obligations it intends to suspend.
3. Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, the suspension of obligations may
concern any provision referred to in Article 29.2 and shall be limited at a level
equivalent to the nullification or impairment caused by the violation.
4. The requesting Party may implement the suspension 10 working days after the date
of receipt of the notification referred to in paragraph 2 by the responding Party,
unless a Party has requested arbitration under paragraphs 6 and 7.
5. A disagreement between the Parties concerning the existence of any measure taken
to comply or its consistency with the provisions referred to in Article 29.2
(“disagreement on compliance”), or on the equivalence between the level of
suspension and the nullification or impairment caused by the violation
(“disagreement on equivalence”), shall be referred to the arbitration panel.
6. A Party may reconvene the arbitration panel by providing a written request to the
arbitration panel, the other Party and the CETA Joint Committee. In case of a
disagreement on compliance, the arbitration panel shall be reconvened by the requesting Party. In case of a disagreement on equivalence, the arbitration panel shall
be reconvened by the responding Party. In case of disagreements on both compliance
and on equivalence, the arbitration panel shall rule on the disagreement on
compliance before ruling on the disagreement on equivalence.
7. The arbitration panel shall notify its ruling to the Parties and to the CETA Joint
(a) within 90 days of the request to reconvene the arbitration panel, in case of a
disagreement on compliance;
(b) within 30 days of the request to reconvene the arbitration panel, in case of a
disagreement on equivalence;
(c) within 120 days of the first request to reconvene the arbitration panel, in case
of a disagreement on both compliance and equivalence.
8. The requesting Party shall not suspend obligations until the arbitration panel
reconvened under paragraphs 6 and 7 has delivered its ruling. Any suspension shall
be consistent with the arbitration panel’s ruling.
9. The suspension of obligations shall be temporary and shall be applied only until the
measure found to be inconsistent with the provisions referred to in Article 29.2 has
been withdrawn or amended so as to bring it into conformity with those provisions,
as established under Article 29.15, or until the Parties have settled the dispute.
10. At any time, the requesting Party may request the responding Party to provide an
offer for temporary compensation and the responding Party shall present such offer.