Proposed Expert Witnesses: Acknowledgement and Undertaking
PROPOSED EXPERT WITNESSES: ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND UNDERTAKING
A proposed expert witness who provides a report for use as evidence is required to sign the Canadian International Trade Tribunal’s (the Tribunal) “Acknowledgment and Undertaking of Proposed Expert Witness” form, which is attached to this notice.
In signing, she or he acknowledges and undertakes compliance with the duties described in the form.
A signed copy of the form is to be included with all reports by proposed experts filed with the Tribunal.
FORM: ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND UNDERTAKING OF PROPOSED EXPERT WITNESS
As a proposed expert witness to the Tribunal or as an expert witness who has been recognized as such by the Tribunal, I, (name of proposed expert), hereby acknowledge and undertake the following:
I have a duty to assist the Tribunal impartially on matters relevant to my area of expertise, and I will provide such assistance.
In providing any report or evidence to the Tribunal, I have a duty to the Tribunal to give fair, objective and impartial evidence.
My opinion is impartial in the sense that it reflects an objective assessment of the questions at hand.
My opinion is independent in the sense that it is the product of my own independent judgment, uninfluenced by who has retained me or the outcome of the litigation.
My opinion is unbiased in the sense that it does not unfairly favour one party’s position over another.
I understand the breadth and scope of these duties and am able and willing to carry them out.
I acknowledge that, if I am recognized as an expert by the Tribunal, any evidence or opinion that I will give may be assessed and weighed accordingly by the Tribunal in its deliberative processes.