​Washington, D.C., December 2, 2004. A hearing on jurisdiction in the Canfor Corporation v. United States of America case is scheduled to take place before a three-member arbitral tribunal from Tuesday, December 7 through Thursday, December 9, 2004. The hearing will begin each day at 9 a.m.

This case has been initiated under Chapter Eleven of the NAFTA and is governed by the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. At the request of the parties and the tribunal, ICSID has accepted to host the hearing.

The parties have agreed to make the hearing open to the public. The hearing will be broadcast live in Room J1-050, on the ground floor of the J Building of the World Bank. The J Building is located at 701 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC. A picture ID will be required to access the area.

Cameras and recording equipment are not allowed.