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Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. 47 (4th Supp.))

Act current to 2020-07-28 and last amended on 2020-07-01. Previous Versions

General (continued)

Disclosure of Information (continued)

Marginal note:Designation of information as confidential

  •  (1) Where a person who provides information to the Tribunal for the purposes of proceedings before the Tribunal wishes some or all of the information to be kept confidential, the person shall submit to the Tribunal, at the time the information is provided,

    • (a) a statement designating as confidential the information that the person wishes to be kept confidential, together with an explanation as to why that information is designated as confidential; and

    • (b) a non-confidential edited version or non-confidential summary of the information designated as confidential pursuant to paragraph (a) in sufficient detail to convey a reasonable understanding of the substance of the information or a statement

      • (i) that such a non-confidential edited version or non-confidential summary cannot be made, or

      • (ii) that such a non-confidential edited version or non-confidential summary would disclose facts that the person has a proper reason for wishing to keep confidential,

      together with an explanation that justifies the making of the statement.

  • Marginal note:Interpretation

    (2) A person who designates information as confidential pursuant to paragraph (1)(a) fails to comply with paragraph (1)(b) where

    • (a) the person does not provide the non-confidential edited version, the non-confidential summary or the statement referred to in paragraph (1)(b);

    • (b) the person provides a non-confidential edited version or a summary of the information designated as confidential pursuant to paragraph (1)(a) but the Tribunal is satisfied that it does not comply with paragraph (1)(b);

    • (c) the person provides a statement referred to in paragraph (1)(b), but does not provide an explanation that justifies the making of the statement; or

    • (d) the person provides a statement referred to in paragraph (1)(b), but the Tribunal is satisfied that the explanation given as justification for the making of the statement does not justify the making thereof.

  • R.S., 1985, c. 47 (4th Supp.), s. 46
  • 1994, c. 47, s. 45

Marginal note:Where there has been failure to comply

  •  (1) Where a person has designated information as confidential pursuant to paragraph 46(1)(a) and the Tribunal considers that such a designation is warranted, but the person has failed to comply with paragraph 46(1)(b), the Tribunal shall cause the person to be informed of the failure, of the ground on which the person has so failed and of the application of subsection 48(3) if the person fails to take, within the time limited therefor by or pursuant to that subsection, such action as is necessary for the person to take in order to comply with paragraph 46(1)(b).

  • Marginal note:Where Tribunal considers designation unwarranted

    (2) Where a person has designated information as confidential pursuant to paragraph 46(1)(a) and the Tribunal considers that, by reason of its nature, extent or availability from other sources or of the failure of the person to provide any explanation as to why it was designated as confidential, the designation of that information as confidential is unwarranted, the Tribunal shall cause the person

    • (a) to be notified of the fact that the Tribunal considers the designation to be unwarranted and of its reasons for so considering; and

    • (b) where the person has failed to comply with paragraph 46(1)(b), to be informed as provided in subsection (1).

Marginal note:Withdrawal of designation or submission of explanation

  •  (1) Where a person is notified pursuant to paragraph 47(2)(a) with respect to any information that the person has designated as confidential pursuant to paragraph 46(1)(a), the person may, within fifteen days after being so notified,

    • (a) withdraw the designation, or

    • (b) submit to the Tribunal an explanation or further explanation as to why the information was designated as confidential

    and, where the person does neither of those things within those fifteen days, that information shall not thereafter be taken into account by the Tribunal in the proceedings for the purposes for which it was provided, unless the Tribunal obtains that information from a source other than that person.

  • Marginal note:Tribunal to reconsider

    (2) Where, pursuant to subsection (1), a person submits to the Tribunal, within the fifteen days referred to in that subsection, an explanation or further explanation as to why the information was designated as confidential, the Tribunal shall again consider whether, taking into account that explanation or further explanation, the designation of the information as confidential is warranted and, if it decides that it is not warranted, shall cause the person to be notified that the information will not thereafter be taken into account by the Tribunal in the proceedings for the purposes for which it was provided, in which case the information shall not thereafter be taken into account by the Tribunal in those proceedings, unless the Tribunal obtains the information from a source other than that person.

  • Marginal note:Where failure to comply not rectified

    (3) Subject to subsection (4), where a person who has been informed pursuant to section 47 that the person has failed to comply with paragraph 46(1)(b) with respect to any information does not, within fifteen days after being so informed or within such longer time not exceeding thirty days after being so informed as the Tribunal, either before or after the expiration of the fifteen days, in its discretion allows, take such action as is necessary for the person to take in order to comply with paragraph 46(1)(b), the Tribunal shall cause the person to be notified that the information will not thereafter be taken into account by the Tribunal in the proceedings for the purposes for which it was provided, in which case the information shall not thereafter be taken into account by the Tribunal in those proceedings, unless the Tribunal obtains the information from a source other than that person.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (4) Subsection (3) does not apply in respect of any information that the Tribunal is prohibited by subsection (1) or (2) from taking into account in the proceedings for the purposes for which the information was provided.

Marginal note:Other information

 If

  • (a) information or material given or elicited in the course of any proceedings before the Tribunal is, in the opinion of the Tribunal, in its nature confidential, or

  • (b) the President indicates to the Tribunal in writing that subsection 84(1) of the Special Import Measures Act applies to information or material filed with it under paragraph 37(a) or 38(3)(b) or subsection 76.03(9) of that Act,

the information or material shall not knowingly be disclosed by any member or person employed in the federal public administration who comes into possession of the information in any manner that is calculated or likely to make it available for the use of any business competitor or rival of any person to whose business or affairs the information relates.

  • R.S., 1985, c. 47 (4th Supp.), s. 49
  • 1994, c. 13, s. 7
  • 1999, c. 12, s. 60, c. 17, ss. 114, 115
  • 2003, c. 22, s. 224(E)
  • 2005, c. 38, s. 55
  • 2014, c. 20, s. 456

Repeals, Consequential Amendments and Transitional

Repeals

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Consequential Amendments

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Transitional

Marginal note:Definitions

 In this section and sections 54 to 60,

Canadian Import Tribunal

Canadian Import Tribunal means the Canadian Import Tribunal established by subsection 63(1) of the Special Import Measures Act, as it existed on the day immediately preceding the commencement day; (Tribunal canadien des importations)

commencement day

commencement day means the day on which this section comes into force; (date de référence)

former authority

former authority means the Canadian Import Tribunal, the Tariff Board or the Textile and Clothing Board; (ancien organisme)

Tariff Board

Tariff Board means the Tariff Board established by subsection 3(1) of the Tariff Board Act, as it existed on the day immediately preceding the commencement day; (Commission du tarif)

Textile and Clothing Board

Textile and Clothing Board means the Textile and Clothing Board established by subsection 3(1) of the Textile and Clothing Board Act, as it existed on the day immediately preceding the commencement day. (Commission du textile et du vêtement)

Marginal note:Members of Tariff Board cease to hold office

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the members of the Tariff Board shall cease to hold office on the commencement day.

  • Marginal note:Continuing jurisdiction

    (2) Subject to section 59 but otherwise notwithstanding any Act of Parliament, the members of the Tariff Board continue to have jurisdiction with respect to

    • (a) any inquiry commenced by the Tariff Board under section 8 of the Tariff Board Act that was underway on the day immediately preceding the commencement day,

    • (b) any appeal made to the Tariff Board under section 61 of the Special Import Measures Act, section 67 of the Customs Act or section 81.19, 81.21, 81.22 or 81.23 of the Excise Tax Act that was in the course of being heard on the day immediately preceding the commencement day, or that had been heard before the commencement day but in respect of which a decision, order, finding or declaration had not been rendered before that day,

    • (c) any application made to the Tariff Board under section 81.32 of the Excise Tax Act that was pending on the day immediately preceding the commencement day,

    • (d) any question referred to the Tariff Board under section 70 of the Customs Act that was in the course of being considered on the day immediately preceding the commencement day, or that had been considered before the commencement day but in respect of which an opinion had not been rendered before that day, and

    • (e) any matter referred to in section 13 or 63 of the Energy Administration Act that was in the course of being heard on the day immediately preceding the commencement day, or that had been heard before the commencement day but in respect of which a decision or declaration had not been rendered before that day,

    and, for the purpose only of disposing of those matters, may exercise such of the powers and perform such of the duties as were, before the commencement day, vested in them under any Act of Parliament as members of the Tariff Board.

  • Marginal note:Procedure

    (3) Each matter referred to in subsection (2) shall be disposed of in accordance with the Tariff Board Act or other Act of Parliament under which the matter came before the Tariff Board and the rules and regulations thereunder, as they read on the day immediately preceding the commencement day.

 
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