||The partners, acting through their Cooperating
Agencies, may consult with each other on any matter arising out of
Space Station cooperation. The Partners shall exert their best efforts
to settle such matters through consultation between or among their
Cooperating Agencies in accordance with procedures provided in the
||Any Partner may request that government-level
consultations be held with another Partner in any matter arising out
of Space Station cooperation. The requested partner shall accede to
such request promptly. If the requesting Partner notifies the United
States that the subject of such consultations is appropriate for consideration
by all the Partners, the United States shall convene multilateral
consultations at the earliest practicable time, to which it shall
invite all the Partners.
||Any Partner which intended to proceed with
significant flight element design changes which may have an impact
on the other Partners shall notify the other partners accordingly
at the earliest opportunity. A partner so notified may request that
the matter be submitted to consultations in accordance with paragraphs
1 and 2 above.
||If an issue not resolved through consultations
still needs to be resolved, the concerned Partners may submit that
issue to an agreed form of dispute resolution such as conciliation,
mediation, or arbitration.