Special Import Measures Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. S-15)

Act current to 2016-11-21 and last amended on 2016-06-22. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Withdrawal of designation or submission of explanation
  •  (1) Where a person is notified pursuant to paragraph 86(2)(a) with respect to any information that he has designated as confidential pursuant to paragraph 85(1)(a), the person may, within fifteen days after being so notified,

    • (a) withdraw the designation, or

    • (b) submit to the President an explanation or further explanation of why he designated the information as confidential,

    and where the person does neither of those things within the fifteen days, that information shall not thereafter be taken into account by the President in the proceedings for the purposes of which it was provided or in any proceedings arising out of those proceedings, unless the President obtains it elsewhere than from that person.

  • Marginal note:President to reconsider

    (2) Where, pursuant to subsection (1), a person submits to the President, within the fifteen days referred to in that subsection, an explanation or further explanation of why the person designated information as confidential, the President shall again consider whether, taking into account that explanation or further explanation, the designation of the information as confidential is warranted and, if the President 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 President in the proceedings for the purposes of which it was provided or in any proceedings arising out of those proceedings, in which case the information shall not thereafter be taken into account by the President in any such proceedings, unless he obtains it elsewhere than from 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 86 that he has failed to comply with paragraph 85(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 President, either before or after the expiration of the fifteen days, in his discretion allows, take such action as it is necessary for the person to take in order to comply with paragraph 85(1)(b), the President shall cause the person to be notified that the information will not thereafter be taken into account by the President in the proceedings for the purposes of which it was provided or in any proceedings arising out of those proceedings, in which case the information shall not thereafter be taken into account by the President in any such proceedings, unless he obtains it elsewhere than from that person.

  • Marginal note:Exception

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

  • R.S., 1985, c. S-15, s. 87;
  • 1999, c. 17, s. 183;
  • 2005, c. 38, s. 134.
Marginal note:Application of sections 86 and 87

 Sections 86 and 87 do not apply in respect of evidence submitted to the President pursuant to subsection 78(3).

  • R.S., 1985, c. S-15, s. 88;
  • 1999, c. 17, s. 183;
  • 2005, c. 38, s. 134.
Marginal note:Prohibition on disclosure of information

 If the Tribunal indicates to the President in writing that subsection 46(1) of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act applies to information provided to the President under paragraph 76.03(6)(b), no person employed in the federal public administration who comes into possession of that information while they are so employed shall, either before or after they cease to be so employed, knowingly disclose it, or knowingly allow it to be disclosed, to any other person 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.

  • 1999, c. 12, s. 45, c. 17, s. 184;
  • 2003, c. 22, s. 224(E);
  • 2005, c. 38, s. 134.

Ruling on Who is Importer

Marginal note:Request for ruling on who is importer in Canada
  •  (1) Where a question arises or is raised as to which of two or more persons is, for the purposes of this Act, the importer in Canada of goods imported or to be imported into Canada on which duty is payable or has been paid or will be payable if the goods are imported, the President may, and at the request of any person interested in the importation of the goods shall, request the Tribunal for a ruling on that question, unless, in the case only of goods that have been imported into Canada,

    • (a) a determination has been made under section 55 or 56 with respect to the goods; and

    • (b) more than ninety days have elapsed since the determination referred to in paragraph (a) was made.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (2) Where the President makes a request under subsection (1) for a ruling on the question referred to therein, the President shall

    • (a) state in the request which of the two or more persons the President believes is the importer in Canada of the goods;

    • (b) if any of the goods is of the same description as the goods specified in a preliminary determination made in an investigation that was initiated pursuant to section 31 and is still continuing, so state in the request;

    • (c) provide the Tribunal with such information as the President considers will be useful to it in considering the question and with such other information as the Tribunal may request; and

    • (d) give notice of his request to such persons as the rules of the Tribunal require or as the Tribunal may require.

  • Marginal note:Investigation deemed to continue

    (3) Where, in any investigation, the President makes a final determination of dumping or subsidizing under subsection 41(1) in respect of any goods, the investigation shall, for the purpose of paragraph (2)(b), be deemed to continue until such time as the Tribunal makes an order or finding in respect of the goods.

  • R.S., 1985, c. S-15, s. 89;
  • 1999, c. 12, s. 46, c. 17, s. 183;
  • 2005, c. 38, s. 134.
Marginal note:Tribunal’s ruling

 Where a request is made to the Tribunal under subsection 89(1) for a ruling on the question referred to therein, the Tribunal

  • (a) shall arrive at its ruling on the question by determining which of the two or more persons is the importer in Canada of the goods;

  • (b) subject to paragraph (c), shall give its ruling on the question forthwith after receiving the request therefor; and

  • (c) shall not, if a statement pursuant to paragraph 89(2)(b) is made in the request, give its ruling on the question until after it makes an order or finding in the inquiry commenced as a consequence of its receipt of notice of the preliminary determination referred to in that paragraph, unless, after the request is made to the Tribunal, it receives notice pursuant to subsection 41(4) that the investigation has been terminated pursuant to subsection 41(1) in respect of the goods specified in the preliminary determination, in which case the Tribunal shall give its ruling on the question forthwith after it receives that notice.

  • R.S., 1985, c. S-15, s. 90;
  • 2014, c. 20, s. 441.
Marginal note:Rules
  •  (1) Where

    • (a) a request is made to the Tribunal pursuant to subsection 89(1) for a ruling on the question referred to therein,

    • (b) a statement pursuant to paragraph 89(2)(b) is made in the request, and

    • (c) the Tribunal’s ruling on the question is that the importer in Canada of the goods is a person other than the person specified as such by the President pursuant to paragraph 89(2)(a),

    the following rules apply:

    • (d) as soon as possible after the Tribunal gives its ruling on the question, the President shall

      • (i) reconsider any final determination of dumping or subsidizing made pursuant to subsection 41(1) with respect to the goods specified in the preliminary determination and shall confirm the final determination, rescind it or make amendments to it, as is appropriate in the circumstances, and

      • (ii) cause notice of the action taken by the President pursuant to subparagraph (i) to be given to prescribed persons and governments, published in the Canada Gazette and filed with the Tribunal in writing;

    • (e) where the President rescinds a final determination pursuant to paragraph (d), section 41 shall again apply in respect of the goods to which the final determination applied as if that section had not previously applied in respect of those goods, except that the action that the President is required by that section to take shall, notwithstanding anything therein, be taken by the President within sixty days after the Tribunal gives its ruling on the question;

    • (f) where the President has caused the investigation referred to in paragraph 89(2)(b) to be terminated pursuant to subsection 41(1) with respect to the goods specified in the preliminary determination, the Tribunal shall be deemed to have directed the President, by notice in writing pursuant to section 46, to cause an investigation to be initiated respecting the dumping or subsidizing of those goods and the President shall, pursuant to subsection 31(2), forthwith cause such an investigation to be commenced; and

    • (g) the Tribunal may, on its own initiative or at the request of the President or any person interested but subject to subsection (2), reconsider, under the authority of this paragraph, any order or finding made by it in the inquiry referred to in paragraph 90(c) and, in so reconsidering, may re-hear any matter before deciding it.

  • Marginal note:Limitation on reconsideration of order or finding

    (2) The Tribunal shall not commence reconsideration of an order or finding under the authority of paragraph (1)(g)

    • (a) later than ninety days after the making of the ruling on the question referred to in paragraph (1)(a); or

    • (b) at the request of any person unless that person satisfies the Tribunal that reconsideration of the order or finding is warranted.

  • Marginal note:Completion of reconsideration

    (3) Where the Tribunal reconsiders an order or finding under the authority of paragraph (1)(g),

    • (a) the Tribunal shall complete the reconsideration forthwith and, in any event, not later than ninety days after the day on which it decides to commence it and, on completion thereof, shall confirm the order or finding or rescind it and make such other order or finding with respect to the goods to which the order or finding under reconsideration applies as the nature of the matter may require, and, where it makes another order or finding, shall declare to what goods, including, where applicable, from what supplier and from what country of export, the order or finding applies;

    • (b) the Tribunal shall forward by registered mail to the President, the importer, the exporter and such other persons and governments as may be specified by the rules of the Tribunal

      • (i) forthwith after the reconsideration is completed, notice of the action taken pursuant to paragraph (a) with respect to the order or finding and, where another order or finding has been made pursuant to that paragraph, a copy of that other order or finding, and

      • (ii) not later than fifteen days after the completion of the reconsideration, a copy of the reasons for the action taken thereon; and

    • (c) where the Tribunal makes another order or finding pursuant to paragraph (a), it shall cause notice of the order or finding to be published in the Canada Gazette.

  • Marginal note:Separate order or finding

    (4) Where a reconsideration under the authority of paragraph (1)(g) involves goods of the United States as well as goods of other countries and the Tribunal makes another order or finding under paragraph (3)(a), the Tribunal shall make a separate order or finding under that paragraph with respect to the goods of the United States.

  • R.S., 1985, c. S-15, s. 91;
  • 1988, c. 65, s. 43;
  • 1999, c. 17, s. 183;
  • 2005, c. 38, s. 134;
  • 2014, c. 20, ss. 442, 443.
 
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