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

Act current to 2019-08-28 and last amended on 2019-06-21. Previous Versions

Inquiries and Reviews (continued)

References and Mid-Term Reviews (continued)

Marginal note:Terms of reference

  •  (1) The Tribunal shall conduct an inquiry under section 18, 19, 19.1 or 20 and shall prepare its report thereon in accordance with the terms of reference therefor established by the Governor in Council or the Minister, as the case may be.

  • Marginal note:Determinations

    (1.1) In the case of an inquiry to which subsection 20.1(3) applies, the Tribunal shall include in its report any determination made pursuant to that subsection.

  • Marginal note:Tabling of report

    (2) The Minister shall cause a copy of each report submitted to the Governor in Council or the Minister pursuant to section 18, 19, 19.1 or 20 to be laid before each House of Parliament on any of the first fifteen days on which that House is sitting after the report is so submitted.

  • Marginal note:Notice of report

    (3) The Tribunal shall cause notice of the submission of a report pursuant to section 18, 19, 19.1 or 20 to be published in the Canada Gazette.

  • R.S., 1985, c. 47 (4th Supp.), s. 21
  • 1988, c. 65, s. 54

Complaints by Domestic Producers

Marginal note:Definition of complaint

 In sections 23 to 30, complaint means a written complaint filed with the Tribunal under any of subsections 23(1) to (1.098) and, for the purposes of those sections, a complaint is properly documented if the Tribunal is satisfied that it contains or is accompanied by the information required by section 23.

  • 1993, c. 44, s. 39
  • 1996, c. 33, s. 20
  • 1997, c. 14, s. 23
  • 2001, c. 28, s. 21
  • 2009, c. 6, s. 18, c. 16, ss. 19, 56
  • 2010, c. 4, s. 19
  • 2012, c. 18, s. 18
  • 2014, c. 14, s. 34, c. 28, s. 36
  • 2017, c. 8, s. 29

Definition of complaint

 In sections 23 to 30, complaint means a written complaint filed with the Tribunal under subsection 23(1) or (1.1), and, for the purposes of those sections, a complaint is properly documented if the Tribunal is satisfied that it contains or is accompanied by the information required by section 23.

  • R.S., 1985, c. 47 (4th Supp.), s. 22
  • 1988, c. 65, s. 55

Marginal note:Filing of complaint

  •  (1) Any domestic producer of goods that are like or directly competitive with goods being imported into Canada, or any person or association acting on behalf of any such domestic producer, may file a written complaint with the Tribunal alleging that the imported goods are being imported in such increased quantities and under such conditions as to cause or threaten serious injury to domestic producers of like or directly competitive goods.

  • Marginal note:Filing of complaint

    (1.01) Any domestic producer of goods that are like or directly competitive with any goods, other than textile and apparel goods, being imported into Canada and that are entitled to the United States Tariff in the List of Tariff Provisions set out in the schedule to the Customs Tariff, or any person or association acting on behalf of any such domestic producer, may file a written complaint with the Tribunal alleging that, as a result of the reduction of that tariff, the imported goods are being imported in such increased quantities and under such conditions as to alone constitute a cause of serious injury to domestic producers of like or directly competitive goods.

  • Marginal note:Filing of complaint

    (1.02) Any domestic producer of goods that are like or directly competitive with any goods, other than textile and apparel goods, being imported into Canada and that are entitled to the Mexico Tariff, or the Mexico–United States Tariff, in the List of Tariff Provisions set out in the schedule to the Customs Tariff, or any person or association acting on behalf of any such domestic producer, may file a written complaint with the Tribunal alleging that, as a result of the reduction of that tariff, the imported goods are being imported in such increased quantities and under such conditions as to alone constitute a cause of serious injury, or threat thereof, to domestic producers of like or directly competitive goods.

  • Marginal note:Filing of complaint

    (1.03) Any domestic producer of any textile and apparel goods that are like or directly competitive with any textile and apparel goods being imported into Canada and that are entitled, either under section 24 of the Customs Tariff or, in respect of goods that have been integrated into the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade on the basis of a commitment made by Canada under any successor agreement to the Multifibre Arrangement, under subsection 45(13) of the Customs Tariff, to the United States Tariff, or the Mexico Tariff, in the List of Tariff Provisions set out in the schedule to that Act, or any person or association acting on behalf of any such domestic producer, may file a written complaint with the Tribunal alleging that, as a result of the reduction of that tariff, the imported goods are being imported in such increased quantities, in absolute terms or relative to the domestic market in Canada for the goods, and under such conditions as to cause serious damage, or actual threat thereof, to domestic producers of like or directly competitive textile and apparel goods.

  • Marginal note:Filing of complaint — CIFTA Tariff

    (1.04) Any domestic producer of goods that are like or directly competitive with goods being imported into Canada that are entitled to the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement Tariff, or any person or association acting on behalf of such a domestic producer, may file a written complaint with the Tribunal alleging that, as a result of that entitlement, the imported goods are being imported in such increased quantities and under such conditions as to alone constitute a cause of serious injury to domestic producers of like or directly competitive goods.

  • Marginal note:Filing of complaint — Chile Tariff

    (1.05) Any domestic producer of goods that are like or directly competitive with any goods, other than textile and apparel goods, being imported into Canada and that are entitled to the Chile Tariff, or any person or association acting on behalf of such a domestic producer, may file a written complaint with the Tribunal alleging that, as a result of that entitlement, the imported goods are being imported in such increased quantities and under such conditions as to alone constitute a cause of serious injury, or threat thereof, to domestic producers of like or directly competitive goods.

  • Marginal note:Filing of complaint — Chile Tariff

    (1.06) Any domestic producer of any textile and apparel goods that are like or directly competitive with any textile and apparel goods being imported into Canada and that are entitled, either under section 24 of the Customs Tariff or, in respect of goods that fall under the scope of the Agreement on Textiles and Clothing in Annex 1A of the World Trade Organization Agreement on the basis of a commitment made by Canada, under section 48 of the Customs Tariff, to the Chile Tariff, or any person or association acting on behalf of such a domestic producer, may file a written complaint with the Tribunal alleging that, as a result of that entitlement, the imported goods are being imported in such increased quantities, in absolute terms or relative to the domestic market in Canada for the goods, and under such conditions as to cause serious damage, or actual threat of serious damage, to domestic producers of like or directly competitive textile and apparel goods.

  • Marginal note:Filing of complaint — Colombia Tariff

    (1.061) Any domestic producer of goods that are like or directly competitive with any goods being imported into Canada and that are entitled to the Colombia Tariff, or any person or association acting on behalf of such a domestic producer, may file a written complaint with the Tribunal alleging that, as a result of that entitlement, the imported goods are being imported in such increased quantities, in absolute terms or relative to the domestic production of like or directly competitive goods, and under such conditions as to constitute a cause of serious injury, or threat of serious injury, to domestic producers of like or directly competitive goods.

  • Marginal note:Filing of complaint — Costa Rica Tariff

    (1.07) Any domestic producer of goods that are like or directly competitive with any goods, other than textile and apparel goods, being imported into Canada and that are entitled to the Costa Rica Tariff, or any person or association acting on behalf of such a domestic producer, may file a written complaint with the Tribunal alleging that, as a result of that entitlement, the imported goods are being imported in such increased quantities and under such conditions as to alone constitute a cause of serious injury, or threat thereof, to domestic producers of like or directly competitive goods.

  • Marginal note:Filing of complaint — Costa Rica Tariff

    (1.08) Any domestic producer of any textile and apparel goods that are like or directly competitive with any textile and apparel goods being imported into Canada and that are entitled, either under section 24 of the Customs Tariff or, in respect of goods that fall under the scope of the Agreement on Textiles and Clothing in Annex 1A of the World Trade Organization Agreement pursuant to a commitment made by Canada, under section 49.2 of the Customs Tariff, to the Costa Rica Tariff, or any person or association acting on behalf of such a domestic producer, may file a written complaint with the Tribunal alleging that, as a result of that entitlement, the imported goods are being imported in such increased quantities, in absolute terms or relative to the domestic market in Canada for the goods, and under such conditions as to cause serious damage, or actual threat thereof, to domestic producers of like or directly competitive textile and apparel goods.

  • Marginal note:Filing of complaint — Panama Tariff

    (1.081) Any domestic producer of goods that are like or directly competitive with any goods being imported into Canada and that are entitled to the Panama Tariff, or any person or association acting on behalf of such a domestic producer, may file a written complaint with the Tribunal alleging that, as a result of that entitlement, the imported goods are being imported in such increased quantities, in absolute terms or relative to the domestic production of like or directly competitive goods, and under such conditions as to constitute a cause of serious injury, or threat of serious injury, to domestic producers of like or directly competitive goods.

  • Marginal note:Filing of complaint — CPTPP Tariff

    (1.082) Any domestic producer of goods that are like or directly competitive with any goods being imported into Canada and that are entitled to a CPTPP tariff, or any person or association acting on behalf of such a domestic producer, may file a written complaint with the Tribunal alleging that, as a result of that entitlement, the imported goods of a CPTPP country, alone or together with the imported goods of other CPTPP countries, are being imported in such increased quantities, in absolute terms or relative to the domestic production of like or directly competitive goods, and under such conditions as to constitute a cause of serious injury, or threat of serious injury, to domestic producers of like or directly competitive goods.

  • Marginal note:Filing of complaint — textile and apparel goods

    (1.083) Any domestic producer of any textile and apparel goods that are like or directly competitive with any textile and apparel goods being imported into Canada and that are entitled under the Customs Tariff to a CPTPP tariff, or any person or association acting on behalf of such a domestic producer, may file a written complaint with the Tribunal alleging that, as a result of that entitlement, the imported goods of a CPTPP country, alone or together with the imported goods of other CPTPP countries are being imported in such increased quantities, in absolute terms or relative to the domestic market in Canada for the goods, and under such conditions as to cause serious damage, or actual threat thereof, to domestic producers of like or directly competitive textile or apparel goods.

  • Marginal note:Filing of complaint — Iceland Tariff

    (1.09) Any domestic producer of goods that are like or directly competitive with any goods being imported into Canada and that are entitled to the Iceland Tariff, or any person or association acting on behalf of such a domestic producer, may file a written complaint with the Tribunal alleging that, as a result of that entitlement, the imported goods are being imported in such increased quantities and under such conditions as to alone constitute a cause of serious injury, or threat of serious injury, to domestic producers of like or directly competitive goods.

  • Marginal note:Filing of complaint — Norway Tariff

    (1.091) Any domestic producer of goods that are like or directly competitive with any goods being imported into Canada and that are entitled to the Norway Tariff, or any person or association acting on behalf of such a domestic producer, may file a written complaint with the Tribunal alleging that, as a result of that entitlement, the imported goods are being imported in such increased quantities and under such conditions as to alone constitute a cause of serious injury, or threat of serious injury, to domestic producers of like or directly competitive goods.

  • Marginal note:Filing of complaint — Switzerland–Liechtenstein Tariff

    (1.092) Any domestic producer of goods that are like or directly competitive with any goods being imported into Canada and that are entitled to the Switzerland–Liechtenstein Tariff, or any person or association acting on behalf of such a domestic producer, may file a written complaint with the Tribunal alleging that, as a result of that entitlement, the imported goods are being imported in such increased quantities and under such conditions as to alone constitute a cause of serious injury, or threat of serious injury, to domestic producers of like or directly competitive goods.

  • Marginal note:Filing of complaint — Peru Tariff

    (1.093) Any domestic producer of goods that are like or directly competitive with any goods being imported into Canada and that are entitled to the Peru Tariff, or any person or association acting on behalf of such a domestic producer, may file a written complaint with the Tribunal alleging that, as a result of that entitlement, the imported goods are being imported in such increased quantities, in absolute terms or relative to the domestic production of like or directly competitive goods, and under such conditions as to constitute a cause of serious injury, or threat of serious injury, to domestic producers of like or directly competitive goods.

  • Marginal note:Filing of complaint — Jordan Tariff

    (1.094) Any domestic producer of goods that are like or directly competitive with any goods being imported into Canada and that are entitled to the Jordan Tariff, or any person or association acting on behalf of such a domestic producer, may file a written complaint with the Tribunal alleging that, as a result of that entitlement, the imported goods are being imported in such increased quantities in absolute terms and under such conditions as to alone constitute a cause of serious injury, or threat of serious injury, to domestic producers of like or directly competitive goods.

  • Marginal note:Filing of complaint  — Honduras Tariff

    (1.095) Any domestic producer of goods that are like or directly competitive with any goods, other than textile and apparel goods, being imported into Canada and that are entitled to the Honduras Tariff, or any person or association acting on behalf of such a domestic producer, may file a written complaint with the Tribunal alleging that, as a result of that entitlement, the imported goods are being imported in such increased quantities and under such conditions as to alone constitute a cause of serious injury, or threat thereof, to domestic producers of like or directly competitive goods.

  • Marginal note:Filing of complaint  — textile and apparel goods

    (1.096) Any domestic producer of any textile and apparel goods that are like or directly competitive with any textile and apparel goods being imported into Canada and that are entitled, either under section 24 of the Customs Tariff or, under section 49.6(8) of the Customs Tariff, to the Honduras Tariff, or any person or association acting on behalf of such a domestic producer, may file a written complaint with the Tribunal alleging that, as a result of that entitlement, the imported goods are being imported in such increased quantities, in absolute terms or relative to the domestic market in Canada for the goods, and under such conditions as to cause serious damage, or actual threat thereof, to domestic producers of like or directly competitive textile or apparel goods.

  • Marginal note:Filing of complaint — Korea Tariff

    (1.097) Any domestic producer of goods that are like or directly competitive with any goods being imported into Canada and that are entitled to the Korea Tariff, or any person or association acting on behalf of such a domestic producer, may file a written complaint with the Tribunal alleging that, as a result of that entitlement, the imported goods are being imported in such increased quantities, in absolute terms, and under such conditions as to alone constitute a principal cause of serious injury, or threat of serious injury, to domestic producers of like or directly competitive goods.

  • Marginal note:Filing of complaint — Ukraine Tariff

    (1.098) Any domestic producer of goods that are like or directly competitive with any goods being imported into Canada and that are entitled to the Ukraine Tariff, or any person or association acting on behalf of such a domestic producer, may file a written complaint with the Tribunal alleging that, as a result of that entitlement, the imported goods are being imported in such increased quantities, in absolute terms or relative to the domestic production of like or directly competitive goods, and under such conditions as to constitute a cause of serious injury, or threat of serious injury, to domestic producers of like or directly competitive goods.

  • Marginal note:Filing of complaint

    (1.1) Any domestic producer of goods that are like or directly competitive with any goods being imported into Canada and that are entitled to the United States Tariff in the List of Tariff Provisions set out in the schedule to the Customs Tariff, or any person or association acting on behalf of any such domestic producer, may file a written complaint with the Tribunal alleging that as a result of the reduction or elimination of that tariff, the imported goods are being imported in such increased quantities and under such conditions as to alone constitute a cause of serious injury to domestic producers of like or directly competitive goods.

  • Marginal note:Contents of complaint

    (2) A complaint shall

    • (a) state in reasonable detail the facts on which the allegations are based;

    • (b) state an estimate of the total percentage of Canadian production of the like or directly competitive goods that is produced by the domestic producers by whom or on whose behalf the complaint is filed; and

    • (c) make such other representations as the complainant deems relevant to the matter.

  • Marginal note:Accompanying information

    (3) A complaint shall be accompanied by

    • (a) such information as is available to the complainant to prove the facts referred to in paragraph (2)(a) and to substantiate the estimate referred to in paragraph (2)(b); and

    • (b) such other information as may be required by the rules.

  • Marginal note:Receipt to be acknowledged

    (4) The Tribunal shall, forthwith after the receipt of a complaint, notify the complainant in writing of the receipt and date of receipt thereof.

  • R.S., 1985, c. 47 (4th Supp.), s. 23
  • 1988, c. 65, s. 56
  • 1993, c. 44, s. 40
  • 1994, c. 47, ss. 46(F), 47(F)
  • 1996, c. 33, s. 21
  • 1997, c. 14, s. 24, c. 36, s. 196
  • 2001, c. 28, s. 22
  • 2009, c. 6, s. 19, c. 16, ss. 20, 56
  • 2010, c. 4, s. 20
  • 2012, c. 18, s. 19, c. 26, s. 20
  • 2014, c. 14, s. 35, c. 28, s. 37
  • 2017, c. 8, s. 30
  • 2018, c. 23, s. 34
 
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