Annual report March 31, 2021 - Annex B

Annex B — Tribunal Caseload Overview — 2020-2021

The first table below contains statistics pertaining to the Tribunal’s caseload for 2020-2021. The second table contains statistics relating to other case-related activities in 2020-2021. These statistics illustrate the complexity and diversity of the cases considered by the Tribunal.

  Cases Brought Forward From Previous Fiscal Year Cases Received in Fiscal Year Total Decisions to Initiate Decisions Not to Initiate Total Decisions/ Reports Issued Cases Withdrawn/ Closed Cases Outstanding (March 31, 2021)
Trade remedies
Injury inquiries1
Preliminary (PI) 0 7 7 N/A N/A 7 0 0
Final (NQ) 2 5 7 N/A N/A 3 0 4
Public interest inquiries (PB)
Requests 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inquiries 0 0 0 N/A N/A 0 0 0
Interim reviews (RD)
Requests 1 3 4 2 2 3 0 1
Reviews 0 0 0 N/A N/A 1 0 1
Expiry reviews2
Initiation (LE)1 0 5 5 N/A N/A 5 0 0
Reviews (RR) 5 0 10 N/A N/A 6 0 4
Safeguards 0 2 2 N/A N/A 1 0 1
Remanded cases3 1 2 3 N/A N/A 1 0 2
Total 9 29 38 2 2 27 0 13
Procurement (PR)
Complaints received 4 102 106 46 42 N/A 13 5
Accepted for Inquiry 7 0 7 N/A N/A 39 0 14
Remanded cases 0 0 0 N/A N/A 0 N/A 0
Total 11 102 113 46 42 39 13 19
Appeals
Extensions of time (EP)
Customs Act 0 0 1 N/A N/A 1 0 0
Excise Tax Act 0 0 0 N/A N/A 0 0 0
Total 0 0 1 N/A N/A 1 0 0
Appeals
Customs Act (AP) 58 32 90 N/A N/A 12 23 55
Excise Tax Act (AP) 0 0 0 N/A N/A 0 0 0
Special Import Measures Act (EA) 10 1 11 N/A N/A 1 0 10
Remanded cases 0 1 1 N/A N/A 0 0 1
Total 68 34 102 N/A N/A 13 23 66

1 With respect to inquiries, one of the two cases has been suspended as a result of the CBSA accepting undertakings from the exporters and will remain suspended for as long as the undertakings are in force.

2 With respect to expiries, “decisions to initiate” refer to decisions to initiate expiry reviews.

3 Where a single remand decision is issued in respect of multiple cases, it is accounted for as a single remanded case.

N/A = Not applicable

Statistics Relating to Case Activities in 2020-2021 

  Trade Remedy Activities Procurement Review Activities Appeals Total
Orders
Disclosure orders 18 0 0 18
Cost award orders N/A 10 N/A 10
Compensation orders N/A 0 N/A 0
Production orders 0 1 0 1
Postponement of award orders N/A 7 N/A 7
Rescission of postponement of award orders N/A 2 N/A 2
Directions/administrative rulings
Requests for information 128 0 0 128
Motions 2 6 2 10
Subpoenas 1 0 0 1
Other statistics
Public hearing days 6 2 9 17
File hearings1 18 77 5 100
Witnesses 0 0 13 13
Participants 189 153 76 418
Questionnaire replies 433 0 0 433
Pages of official records2 324,035 92,501 15,596 432,132

1 A file hearing occurs where the Tribunal renders a decision on the basis of written submissions, without holding a public hearing.

2 Estimated.

N/A = Not applicable