​Washington, D.C., July 25, 2002. The hearing on the objections to jurisdiction filed by the Government of Canada in the UPS v. Canada case is scheduled to take place before a three-member arbitral from 10:00 a.m. on Monday and Tuesday, July 29-30, 2002 (and possibly on Wednesday, July 31, 2002).

This case has been initiated under Chapter Eleven of the NAFTA and is governed by the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. ICSID has accepted to administer the hearing on jurisdiction.

The parties have agreed to make the proceedings open to the public. To this end, the hearing will be broadcast live in room J1-050 of the World Bank. The room, which has limited seating, is located at 701 18th Street, N.W., Washington, DC, 20433. A picture ID will be required to access the room.

Cameras and recording equipment are not allowed.