Winnipeg – August 29, 2017 – The Government of Alberta served notice of appeal to the Internal Trade Secretariat on August 28, 2017 pertaining to a panel decision held under the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) in a dispute between Artisan Ales Inc. and the Government of Alberta.
Any requirement for a Complaint Recipient to comply with the AIT within a stipulated time or to pay Operational Costs is suspended until such time as the appeal, and any subsequent re-hearing by the Panel that may be required, are concluded.
For more information on the AIT and its dispute resolution procedures, visit www.cfta-alec.ca and/or contact Patrick Caron, Managing Director, Internal Trade Secretariat, at 204-987-8094 or email@example.com.
Appeal Stage Procedures
|Article 1720 (1)||Disputing Party may appeal to the Appellate Body a Panel Report on grounds that the panel erred in law, failed to observe a principle of natural justice or acted beyond or refused to exercise its jurisdiction.|
|Annex 1705 Rules of Procedures (RP) 43.2
|Appeal must be filed within 30 days of panel report release.|
|Annex 1705(1) RP 44.1||Within 75 days of the issuance of panel report appellant shall provide written and supporting documents to Secretariat and disputing parties|
|Annex 1705(1) RP 44.2||Within 45 days of receipt of Appellant’s submission, Respondent shall, and other participating parties may, provide a written response to Appellant, the Secretariat and other participating parties|
|Annex 1705(1) RP 30.1 (a)||Within 30 days of receipt of last written submission the panel shall fix the hearing date|
|Annex 1705(1) RP 46||Appellate Body shall, within 90 days of completion of hearing issue a decision|
|Article 1720 (9)||Within 10 days after issuance of appeal decision appellant and respondent may request clarification or corrections|
|Article 1720 (9a and 9b)||Within 15 days after receipt of request for clarification or correction the appellate body will respond|