Canadian International Trade Tribunal Rules
34 (1) The appellant shall, within 60 days after filing a notice of appeal under rule 31, file with the Secretary a brief prepared in accordance with subrules (2) and (3) and, subject to rule 17, forthwith serve a copy of the brief on the respondent.
(2) A brief referred to in subrule (1) shall
(a) be dated and signed by the appellant or by the appellant’s counsel, if any;
(b) be divided into paragraphs that are numbered consecutively and that set out
(i) a concise statement of the grounds for appeal and of the material facts relevant to each ground,
(ii) a description of the goods in issue,
(iii) a concise statement of points in issue between the parties,
(iv) the statutory provisions relied on,
(v) a brief statement of argument to be made at the hearing, and
(vi) the nature of the decision, order, finding or declaration sought;
(c) include a table of authorities on which the appellant intends to rely and a copy of those authorities that are reasonably necessary in the presentation of the appeal;
(d) include a copy of any document that may be useful in explaining or supporting the appeal and any other information relating to the appeal that the Tribunal requires; and
(e) contain the name, address for service, telephone number and fax number, if any, of the appellant and of the appellant’s counsel, if any.
(3) An appellant who intends to rely at the hearing
(a) on any documents or authorities that were not previously filed with the Tribunal as part of a brief shall, not less than 10 days before the hearing, file them with the Secretary, and subject to rule 17, serve them on the other parties; and
(b) on any physical exhibit shall, not less that 10 days before the hearing, file it with the Secretary and notify the other parties of the filing.
- SOR/2000-139, s. 21
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