Proactive Disclosure

Reports on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences

As required by the Treasury Board Directive for the Management of Expenditures on Travel, Hospitality and Conferences, this report provides information on the total annual expenditures for each of travel, hospitality and conferences for the Canadian International Trade Tribunal for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011.

This information is updated annually and does not contain information withheld under the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act.

Expenditures on travel, hospitality and conferences incurred by federal departments and agencies are related to supporting departmental mandate(s) and the government's priorities.

The majority of travel and hospitality expenditures of the Tribunal were incurred in the conduct of its various mandates, notably in the context of hearings held outside Ottawa and in calling witnesses to appear before the Tribunal. Members and staff also attended conferences and made presentations to various international, legal, and academic bodies.

The Tribunal was established in December 1988 under the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act (CITT Act). It acts as an independent, investigative and quasi-judicial decision-making body that reports to Parliament through the Minister of Finance. The Tribunal also derives authority from SIMA, the Customs Act and the Excise Tax Act. The Tribunal's office is located in Ottawa, Ontario.

Total annual expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal are summarized below:

Expenditure Category Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2011
(in thousands of dollars)
Travel - Public Servants $88
Travel - Non-Public Servants $8
Total Travel $96
Hospitality $21
Conference Fees $22
TOTAL $139