On 17 January 2017, India requested the establishment of a panel. At its meeting on 20 February 2017, the DSB deferred the establishment of a panel.
At its meeting on 21 March 2017, the DSB established a panel. Brazil, China, the European Union, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Norway, the Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Chinese Taipei and Turkey reserved their third-party rights.
On 11 April 2018, India requested the Director-General to compose the panel. On 24 April 2018, the Director-General composed the panel.