Canadian International Trade Tribunal Rules
35 (1) The respondent shall, within 60 days after the service of the appellant’s brief under rule 34, file with the Secretary a response prepared in accordance with subrules (2) and (3) and, subject to rule 17, forthwith serve a copy of the brief on the appellant.
(2) A response referred to in subrule (1) shall
(a) be dated and signed by the respondent or the respondent’s counsel, if any;
(b) be divided into paragraphs that are numbered consecutively and that set out
(i) a concise statement of the grounds on which the appeal is opposed and of the material facts relevant to each ground,
(ii) an admission or denial of each ground, and of each of the material facts relevant to each ground, set out in the appellant’s brief,
(iii) the issues to be decided,
(iv) the statutory provisions relied on,
(v) a brief statement of argument to be made at the hearing, and
(vi) the relief sought;
(c) include a table of authorities on which the respondent 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 respondent and of the respondent’s counsel, if any.
(3) A respondent 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 response 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 than 10 days before the hearing, file it with the Secretary and notify the other parties of the filing.
- SOR/2000-139, s. 22
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