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

Act current to 2020-09-09 and last amended on 2020-07-01. Previous Versions

Inquiries and Reviews (continued)

References and Mid-Term Reviews (continued)

Marginal note:Definition of principal cause

  •  (1) In this section and in section 20.01, principal cause means, in respect of a serious injury or threat thereof, an important cause that is no less important than any other cause of the serious injury or threat.

  • Marginal note:Inquiry into injury matters

    (2) The Tribunal shall inquire into and report to the Governor in Council on any matter — that the Governor in Council refers to the Tribunal for inquiry — in relation to

    • (a) the importation of goods into Canada in such increased quantities and under such conditions as to be a principal cause of serious injury or threat thereof to domestic producers of like or directly competitive goods, or

    • (b) the provision, by persons normally resident outside Canada, of services in Canada that may cause or threaten injury to, or that may retard, the provision of any services in Canada by persons normally resident in Canada.

  • R.S., 1985, c. 47 (4th Supp.), s. 20
  • 1994, c. 47, ss. 33, 46(F)
  • 2020, c. 1, s. 141

Marginal note:Definition of contribute importantly

  •  (1) In this section, contribute importantly means to be an important cause, but not necessarily the most important cause.

  • Marginal note:Determination in respect of CUSMA country goods

    (2) Where, in an inquiry conducted pursuant to a reference under section 20 into goods imported from a CUSMA country that are specified by the Governor in Council or in an inquiry conducted pursuant to a complaint under subsection 23(1) into goods so imported that are specified by the Tribunal, the Tribunal finds that the specified imported goods and goods of the same kind imported from other countries are being imported in such increased quantities and under such conditions as to be a principal cause of serious injury, or threat thereof, to domestic producers of like or directly competitive goods, the Tribunal shall determine

    • (a) whether the quantity of the specified imported goods accounts for a substantial share of total imports of goods of the same kind; and

    • (b) whether the specified imported goods, alone or, in exceptional circumstances, together with the goods of the same kind imported from each other CUSMA country, contribute importantly to the serious injury or threat thereof.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (2.1) In an inquiry under section 30.07 into goods imported from a CUSMA country conducted pursuant to an extension request, the Tribunal shall determine in respect of each CUSMA country

    • (a) whether the quantity of the goods imported from the CUSMA country accounts for a substantial share of total imports of goods of the same kind; and

    • (b) whether the goods imported from the CUSMA country alone or, in exceptional circumstances, together with the goods of the same kind imported from each other CUSMA country, contribute importantly to serious injury, or threat thereof, to domestic producers of like or directly competitive goods.

  • Marginal note:Considerations

    (3) In making a determination under this section, the Tribunal shall take fully into account paragraph 2 of Article 10.2 of the Agreement.

  • 1993, c. 44, s. 37
  • 1994, c. 47, ss. 34, 46(F)
  • 2020, c. 1, s. 141

Marginal note:Determination in respect of goods of Israel or another CIFTA beneficiary

  •  (1) Where, in an inquiry conducted pursuant to a reference under section 20 into goods imported from Israel or another CIFTA beneficiary that are specified by the Governor in Council or in an inquiry conducted pursuant to a complaint under subsection 23(1) into goods so imported that are specified by the Tribunal, the Tribunal finds that the specified imported goods and goods of the same kind imported from other countries are being imported in such increased quantities and under such conditions as to be a principal cause of serious injury, or threat thereof, to domestic producers of like or directly competitive goods, the Tribunal shall determine

    • (a) whether the quantity of the specified imported goods accounts for a substantial share of total imports of goods of the same kind; and

    • (b) whether the specified imported goods contribute importantly to the serious injury or threat thereof.

  • Marginal note:Determinations

    (2) In the case of an inquiry to which subsection (1) applies, the Tribunal shall include in its report any determinations made pursuant to that subsection.

  • Marginal note:Inquiry under section 30.07

    (3) In an inquiry under section 30.07 into goods imported from Israel or another CIFTA beneficiary conducted pursuant to an extension request, the Tribunal shall determine

    • (a) whether the quantity of the goods accounts for a substantial share of total imports of goods of the same kind; and

    • (b) whether the goods contribute importantly to serious injury, or threat thereof, to domestic producers of like or directly competitive goods.

  • Marginal note:Considerations

    (4) In making a determination under this section, the Tribunal shall take fully into account paragraph 2 of Article 4.6 of CIFTA.

  • 1996, c. 33, s. 19

Definition of contribute importantly

  •  (1) In this section, contribute importantly has the meaning given those words by Article F-05 of the CCFTA.

  • Marginal note:Determination in respect of Chilean goods

    (2) Where, in an inquiry conducted pursuant to a reference under section 20 into goods imported from Chile that are specified by the Governor in Council or in an inquiry conducted pursuant to a complaint under subsection 23(1) into goods so imported that are specified by the Tribunal, the Tribunal finds that the specified imported goods and goods of the same kind imported from other countries are being imported in such increased quantities and under such conditions as to be a principal cause of serious injury, or threat thereof, to domestic producers of like or directly competitive goods, the Tribunal shall determine

    • (a) whether the quantity of the specified imported goods accounts for a substantial share of total imports of goods of the same kind; and

    • (b) whether the specified imported goods contribute importantly to the serious injury or threat thereof.

  • Marginal note:Determinations

    (3) In the case of an inquiry to which subsection (2) applies, the Tribunal shall include in its report any determinations made under that subsection.

  • Marginal note:Determination where an extension request

    (4) In an inquiry under section 30.07 into goods imported from Chile conducted pursuant to an extension request, the Tribunal shall determine

    • (a) whether the quantity of the goods accounts for a substantial share of total imports of goods of the same kind; and

    • (b) whether the goods contribute importantly to serious injury, or threat thereof, to domestic producers of like or directly competitive goods.

  • Marginal note:Considerations

    (5) In making a determination under this section, the Tribunal shall take fully into account paragraph 2 of Article F-02 of the CCFTA.

  • 1997, c. 14, s. 22

Definition of principal cause

  •  (1) In this section, principal cause means, in respect of a serious injury or threat of serious injury, an important cause that is no less important than any other cause of the serious injury or threat.

  • Marginal note:Determination in respect of goods imported from Panama

    (2) Where, in an inquiry conducted pursuant to a reference under section 20 into goods imported from Panama that are specified by the Governor in Council or in an inquiry conducted pursuant to a complaint under subsection 23(1) into goods so imported that are specified by the Tribunal, the Tribunal finds that the specified imported goods and goods of the same kind imported from other countries are being imported in such increased quantities and under such conditions as to be a principal cause of serious injury, or threat of serious injury, to domestic producers of like or directly competitive goods, the Tribunal shall determine whether the specified imported goods are a principal cause of the serious injury or threat of serious injury.

  • Marginal note:Determinations

    (3) In the case of an inquiry to which subsection (2) applies, the Tribunal shall include in its report any determinations made under that subsection.

  • Marginal note:Inquiry under section 30.07

    (4) In an inquiry under section 30.07 into goods imported from Panama conducted pursuant to an extension request, the Tribunal shall determine whether the goods imported from Panama are a principal cause of the serious injury or threat of serious injury to domestic producers of like or directly competitive goods.

  • 2012, c. 26, s. 18
 
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