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

Act current to 2019-06-20 and last amended on 2019-06-17. Previous Versions

PART IIDispute Settlement Respecting Goods of the United States (continued)

Extraordinary Challenge Proceeding (continued)

Marginal note:Appointment of extraordinary challenge committee

 On a request under section 77.17 for an extraordinary challenge proceeding, an extraordinary challenge committee shall be appointed for that purpose in accordance with paragraph 1 of Annex 1904.13 to Chapter Nineteen of the Free Trade Agreement and any regulations made in connection therewith.

  • 1988, c. 65, s. 42

Marginal note:Conduct of extraordinary challenge proceeding

  •  (1) A committee shall conduct an extraordinary challenge proceeding and make a decision in accordance with Annex 1904.13 to Chapter Nineteen of the Free Trade Agreement and the rules.

  • Marginal note:Powers of committee

    (2) A committee has such powers, rights and privileges as are conferred on it by the regulations.

  • Marginal note:New panel

    (3) Where an order of a panel is set aside by a committee, a new panel shall, in accordance with this Part, be appointed and conduct a review of the definitive decision that was the subject of that order.

  • Marginal note:Action by panel

    (4) Where an order of a panel is referred back to the panel by a committee, the panel shall take action not inconsistent with the decision of the committee.

  • Marginal note:Decision

    (5) A decision of a committee shall be recorded in writing and shall include the reasons for the decision and any dissenting or concurring opinions of members of the committee, and the Canadian Secretary shall forward, by registered mail, a copy thereof and of the order made by the committee to the Minister, the United States government, the appropriate authority and any other person who was heard in the proceeding and shall cause notice of the decision to be published in the Canada Gazette.

  • 1988, c. 65, s. 42

Marginal note:Orders and decisions final

  •  (1) Subject to subsection 77.15(4) and section 77.17, an order or decision of a panel or committee is final and binding and is not subject to appeal.

  • Marginal note:No review

    (2) Subject to subsection 77.15(4) and section 77.17, no order, decision or proceeding of a panel or committee made or carried on under, or purporting to be made or carried on under, this Act shall be

    • (a) questioned, reviewed, set aside, removed, prohibited or restrained, or

    • (b) made the subject of any proceedings in, or any process or order of, any court, whether by way of or in the nature of injunction, certiorari, prohibition, quo warranto, declaration or otherwise,

    on any ground, including the ground that the order, decision or proceeding is beyond the jurisdiction of the panel or committee to make or carry on or that, in the course of any proceeding, the panel or committee for any reason exceeded or lost jurisdiction.

  • Marginal note:No references

    (3) Subsection 28(4) of the Federal Courts Act does not apply to a panel or committee.

  • 1988, c. 65, s. 42
  • 2002, c. 8, s. 182

Members

Marginal note:Code of conduct

  •  (1) Every member of a panel and every member of a committee shall comply with the code of conduct, as amended from time to time, established pursuant to Article 1910 of the Free Trade Agreement.

  • Marginal note:Disclosure undertaking respecting confidential information

    (2) Every member of a panel and every prescribed person shall sign and comply with a disclosure undertaking, in the prescribed form, respecting the disclosure and use of confidential, personal, business proprietary and other privileged information made available to the member or person in proceedings under this Part.

  • Marginal note:Immunity

    (3) Subject to section 77.26, no action or other proceeding lies or shall be commenced against a member of a panel for or in respect of anything done or omitted to be done, or purported to be done or omitted to be done, under this Part.

  • 1988, c. 65, s. 42
  • 1999, c. 17, s. 183
  • 2005, c. 38, s. 136(F)

Marginal note:Remuneration and expenses of panel members

 Every member of a panel shall be paid such remuneration and is entitled to such travel and living expenses incurred in the performance of the member’s duties under this Part as are fixed by the Canada-United States Trade Commission established pursuant to the Free Trade Agreement.

  • 1988, c. 65, s. 42

Secretariat

Marginal note:Establishment of Canadian Secretariat

 There is hereby established a secretariat, to be called the Canadian Secretariat, for the purpose of facilitating the implementation of Chapter Nineteen of the Free Trade Agreement and the work of panels and committees.

  • 1988, c. 65, s. 42

Marginal note:Secretary

  •  (1) There shall be a Secretary of the Secretariat to be appointed by the Governor in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister, to hold office for a term not exceeding five years.

  • Marginal note:Salary and expenses

    (2) The Canadian Secretary shall be paid such salary or other remuneration and expenses as may be fixed by the Governor in Council.

  • Marginal note:Absence or incapacity of Secretary

    (3) In the event of the absence or incapacity of the Canadian Secretary or if the office of Canadian Secretary is vacant, the Governor in Council may appoint another person, on such terms and conditions as the Governor in Council deems appropriate, to act as Canadian Secretary and a person so acting shall have all the powers, duties and functions of the Canadian Secretary under this Part and be paid such salary or other remuneration and expenses as may be fixed by the Governor in Council.

  • Marginal note:Superannuation

    (4) The provisions of the Public Service Superannuation Act, other than those related to tenure of office, apply to the Canadian Secretary, except that a person appointed as Canadian Secretary from outside the public service may, by notice in writing given to the President of the Treasury Board not more than sixty days after the date of appointment, elect to participate in the Diplomatic Service (Special) Superannuation Act, in which case the provisions of that Act, other than those relating to tenure of office, apply to the Canadian Secretary from the date of appointment and the provisions of the Public Service Superannuation Act do not apply.

  • Marginal note:Chief executive officer

    (5) The Canadian Secretary is the chief executive officer of the Secretariat and has supervision over and direction of the work and staff of the Secretariat.

  • 1988, c. 65, s. 42
  • 2003, c. 22, s. 225(E)

Marginal note:Staff

 Such officers, clerks and employees as are required for the proper conduct of the work of the Secretariat shall be appointed in accordance with the Public Service Employment Act.

  • 1988, c. 65, s. 42

Offence

Marginal note:Offence

  •  (1) Every person commits an offence who contravenes or fails to comply with

    • (a) a disclosure undertaking under subsection 77.21(2);

    • (b) the rules respecting the disclosure and use of confidential, personal, business proprietary or other privileged information; or

    • (c) a protective order covering business proprietary and other privileged information made under the American law giving effect to the Free Trade Agreement.

  • Marginal note:Punishment

    (2) Every person who commits an offence under subsection (1)

    • (a) is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to a fine not exceeding one million dollars; or

    • (b) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction and liable to a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars.

  • Marginal note:Consent

    (3) No proceedings for an offence under this section shall be instituted without the consent in writing of the Attorney General of Canada.

  • 1988, c. 65, s. 42

Regulations

Marginal note:Regulations

 The Governor in Council may, on the recommendation of the Minister and the Minister of Finance, make regulations

  • (a) conferring on a panel or committee such powers, rights and privileges as the Governor in Council deems necessary for giving effect to Chapter Nineteen of the Free Trade Agreement and the rules, including powers, rights and privileges of a superior court of record;

  • (b) authorizing a designated officer, or an officer of a designated class of officers, employed in or occupying a position of responsibility in the service of Her Majesty to perform duties or functions of the Minister under this Part;

  • (c) for carrying out and giving effect to paragraphs 1 to 4 of Annex 1901.2, and paragraph 1 of Annex 1904.13, to Chapter Nineteen of the Free Trade Agreement; and

  • (d) generally for carrying out the purposes and provisions of this Part.

  • 1988, c. 65, s. 42
 
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