Initial Steps After Registration – Additional Facility Conciliation (2022 Rules)

The proceeding begins when the Request for conciliation is registered. Unless the parties agree otherwise, the applicable Additional Facility Conciliation Rules are those in effect on the date of filing of the Request, unless the parties agree otherwise (Additional Facility Conciliation Rule 1(4)).  

The parties may agree to modify provisions of the Additional Facility Conciliation Rules other than Rules 1-9 (Additional Facility Conciliation Rule 1(2)). If any of the Rules or any agreement of the parties conflicts with a provision of law from which the parties cannot derogate, that provision shall prevail (Additional Facility Conciliation Rule 1(3)). 

Effects of Registration

Once the Request for conciliation is registered:

The claimant will be asked to make an initial advance payment to cover the costs of the proceeding through the first session of the Commission. This amount will be considered as partial payment of its share of the advances that the parties are requested to make after the constitution of the Commission (Additional Facility Administrative and Financial Regulation 7).