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Canada–United States–Mexico Agreement Implementation Act (S.C. 2020, c. 1)

Assented to 2020-03-13

PART 2Related Amendments (continued)

R.S., c. S-15Special Import Measures Act (continued)

Amendments to the Act (continued)

Marginal note:1993, c. 44, s. 218; 2002, c. 8, par. 182(1)(z.10)

 Sections 77.027 and 77.028 of the Act are replaced by the following:

Marginal note:Suspension of time periods

77.027 Where a special committee makes an affirmative finding against Canada or a CUSMA country pursuant to a request made by the government of a CUSMA country or Canada in respect of an allegation referred to in paragraph 1 of Article 10.13 of the Canada–United States–Mexico Agreement, the following time periods shall not run unless and until resumed in accordance with section 77.033:

  • (a) the time periods provided for in subsection 77.011(4) for requesting a panel review and in subsection 77.017(1) for requesting committee proceedings in respect of goods of that CUSMA country; and

  • (b) the time periods provided in the Federal Courts Act, and in section 61 and subsection 96.1(3) of this Act, for appealing, or for requesting judicial review of, any determination, re-determination, decision or order referred to in the definition definitive decision in subsection 77.01(1) in respect of goods of that CUSMA country.

Marginal note:Suspension of panel process

  • 77.028 (1) The Minister may suspend the operation of Article 10.12 of the Canada–United States–Mexico Agreement with respect to goods of a CUSMA country

    • (a) at any time after the expiration of 60 days, but not later than 90 days, following an affirmative finding against the CUSMA country by a special committee requested by Canada under paragraph 2 of Article 10.13 of the Canada–United States–Mexico Agreement; and

    • (b) at any time where the government of the CUSMA country has suspended the operation of Article 10.12 of the Canada–United States–Mexico Agreement with respect to goods of Canada following an affirmative finding by a special committee against Canada.

  • Marginal note:Notice of suspension

    (2) Where the Minister suspends the operation of Article 10.12 of the Canada–United States–Mexico Agreement under subsection (1) with respect to goods of a CUSMA country, the Canadian Secretary shall forward a written notice of the suspension to the CUSMA country Secretary of that CUSMA country and shall publish a notice of the suspension in the Canada Gazette.

Marginal note:1993, c. 44, s. 218

  •  (1) Subsection 77.029(1) of the Act is replaced by the following:

    Marginal note:Suspension of benefits

    • 77.029 (1) The Governor in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Finance and the Minister, may, by order, at any time after the expiration of 60 days, but in no case later than 90 days, following an affirmative finding against a CUSMA country by a special committee requested by Canada under paragraph 2 of Article 10.13 of the Canada–United States–Mexico Agreement, suspend the application to that CUSMA country of such benefits under that Agreement as the Governor in Council considers appropriate in the circumstances.

  • Marginal note:1993, c. 44, s. 218

    (2) The portion of subsection 77.029(2) of the English version of the Act before paragraph (a) is replaced by the following:

    • Marginal note:Powers

      (2) For the purpose of suspending the application to a CUSMA country of benefits under subsection (1), the Governor in Council may do any one or more of the following things:

  • Marginal note:1993, c. 44, s. 218

    (3) Paragraph 77.029(2)(a) of the Act is replaced by the following:

    • (a) suspend rights or privileges granted by Canada to that country or to goods, service providers, suppliers, investors or investments of that country under the Canada–United States–Mexico Agreement or an Act of Parliament;

  • Marginal note:1993, c. 44, s. 218

    (4) Subsection 77.029(6) of the Act is replaced by the following:

    • Marginal note:Action consistent with determination

      (6) Whenever, after an order is made under subsection (1), the special committee referred to in that subsection makes a determination pursuant to paragraph 10(a) of Article 10.13 of the Canada–United States–Mexico Agreement, the Governor in Council shall take action consistent with that determination.

Marginal note:1993, c. 44, s. 218; 2002, c. 8, par. 182(1)(z.10)

 Sections 77.03 to 77.033 of the Act are replaced by the following:

Marginal note:Only one section applies

77.03 Where the operation of Article 10.12 of the Canada–United States–Mexico Agreement is suspended under section 77.028 in respect of a CUSMA country, benefits under paragraph 2 of Article 10.13 of that Agreement may not be suspended under section 77.029 in respect of that CUSMA country, and if benefits under paragraph 2 of Article 10.13 of that Agreement are suspended under section 77.029 in respect of a CUSMA country, the operation of Article 10.12 of that Agreement may not be suspended under section 77.028 in respect of that CUSMA country.

Marginal note:Referral to Federal Court of Appeal

  • 77.031 (1) Where the Minister suspends the operation of Article 10.12 of the Canada–United States–Mexico Agreement under paragraph 77.028(1)(a) and

    • (a) where any panel review is stayed under subsection 77.024(1), the Minister, the government of the CUSMA country, or any party to the stayed panel review may, within 30 days after the date of the suspension, apply to the Federal Court of Appeal for review of the definitive decision that has been the subject of the panel review, on any grounds set out in subsection 18.1(4) of the Federal Courts Act; or

    • (b) where any committee proceeding is stayed under subsection 77.024(1), the Minister, the government of the CUSMA country, or any party to the stayed committee proceeding may, within 30 days after the date of the suspension, apply to the Federal Court of Appeal for review of the definitive decision that has been the subject of the original panel decision reviewed by the committee, on any grounds set out in subsection 18.1(4) of the Federal Courts Act.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (2) Where the government of a CUSMA country suspends the operation of Article 10.12 of the Canada–United States–Mexico Agreement with respect to goods of Canada under paragraph 8 of Article 10.13 of that Agreement and

    • (a) where any panel review is stayed under section 77.025, the government of the CUSMA country, or persons of that CUSMA country who were party to the stayed panel review may, within 30 days after the date of the suspension, apply to the Federal Court of Appeal for review of the definitive decision that has been the subject of the panel review, on any grounds set out in subsection 18.1(4) of the Federal Courts Act; or

    • (b) where any committee proceeding is stayed under section 77.025, the government of the CUSMA country, or persons of that CUSMA country who were party to the stayed committee proceeding may, within 30 days after the date of the suspension, apply to the Federal Court of Appeal for review of the definitive decision that has been the subject of the original panel decision reviewed by the committee, on any grounds set out in subsection 18.1(4) of the Federal Courts Act.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (3) For the purposes of subsections (1) and (2), where any application has been made to the Federal Court of Appeal for the review of any definitive decision, that definitive decision may not be subsequently reviewed by a panel or committee if the suspension of Article 10.12 of the Canada–United States–Mexico Agreement is terminated pursuant to section 77.032.

Marginal note:Termination of suspension

77.032 The Minister shall terminate any suspension effected under subsection 77.028(1) if a special committee reconvened pursuant to paragraph 10 of Article 10.13 of the Canada–United States–Mexico Agreement determines that the problems in respect of which the special committee’s affirmative finding was based have been corrected.

Marginal note:Resumption

77.033 All panel reviews and committee proceedings stayed under subsection 77.024(1) or section 77.025 and any running of the time periods suspended under section 77.027 shall resume

  • (a) where the operation of Article 10.12 of the Canada–United States–Mexico Agreement is not suspended under paragraph 77.028(1)(a), on the expiration of 90 days after the date on which an affirmative finding was made or on such earlier day as the Minister may specify; or

  • (b) where benefits are suspended under section 77.029.

Marginal note:1993, c. 44, s. 218

 Paragraph 77.034(1)(c) of the Act is replaced by the following:

  • (c) a disclosure order or protective order covering personal, business proprietary or other privileged or prescribed information made under the law of any CUSMA country giving effect to the Canada–United States–Mexico Agreement.

Marginal note:1993, c. 44, s. 218

  •  (1) Paragraph 77.035(a) of the Act is replaced by the following:

    • (a) conferring on a panel, committee or special committee such powers, rights and privileges as the Governor in Council deems necessary for giving effect to Section D of Chapter 10 of the Canada–United States–Mexico Agreement and the rules, including powers, rights and privileges of a superior court of record;

  • Marginal note:1993, c. 44, s. 218

    (2) Paragraph 77.035(c) of the Act is replaced by the following:

    • (c) for carrying out and giving effect to paragraphs 1 to 4 of Annex 10-B.1 of the Canada–United States–Mexico Agreement and paragraph 1 of Annex 10-B.3 of that Agreement: and

 
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