The ACWL charges fees in accordance with a time budget (pdf) established by the Management Board. The time budget indicates the maximum number of hours that the ACWL may charge for its services related to each procedural step in a typical WTO dispute settlement proceeding. It should be noted that not all the procedural steps listed in the time budget will necessarily occur in every proceeding.
Support in dispute settlement proceedings is billed at hourly rates. Fees range from CHF162 per hour for Category C Members, CHF243 per hour for Category B Members, and CHF324 per hour for Category A Members. LDCs pay CHF40 per hour.