Article 194: Obligations of Consulting Parties

Where Member States parties to a dispute agree to settle the dispute by consultations, they shall endeavour to arrive at a mutually satisfactory settlement of the dispute through the consultations, and to this end shall:

(a) provide sufficient information to enable a full examination of how the action complained of constitutes a breach of obligations arising from or under the provisions of this Treaty referred to in Article 193; and

(b) treat any confidential or proprietary information exchanged in the course of consultations on the same basis as it is treated by the Member State providing the information.