Gavel and Scales of JusticeOn march 15, 2016, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal issued a Practice Notice entitled “Agreed Statement of Fact – Appeals”.  It is a very short statement from the Tribunal (produced in it’s entirety below):

“As part of an effort to reduce parties’ costs and the time for the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal) to issue its appeal decisions, the Tribunal encourages parties to file an agreed statement of facts for each appeal.

The Tribunal is available to assist parties in reaching agreed statements of facts through pre‑hearing teleconferences.”

The Practice Notice relates only to customs appeals.

The Practice Notice is not mandatory.  That is, parties do not have to present an agreed statement of fact.