43. Hearings and written proceedings

(1) Subject to any contrary agreement by the parties, the following provisions shall apply to hearings and written proceedings.
(2) The arbitral tribunal shall decide whether to hold oral hearings for the presentation of evidence or for oral argument; whether the hearing is to be conducted, in whole or in part, in person, by video conference, telephone or other communication technology; or whether the proceedings shall be conducted on the basis of documents and other materials
(3) Unless the parties have agreed that no hearing shall be held, the arbitral tribunal shall hold such hearings (whether in person, or by video conference or telephone or other communication technology) at an appropriate stage of the proceedings, after consulting the parties. If a hearing is held in person, a party shall be free to apply to the arbitral tribunal for one or more of its fact or expert witnesses to attend the hearing by video conference or telephone or other communication technology.
(4) The parties shall be given sufficient advance notice as the arbitral tribunal shall decide of any hearing and of any meeting of the arbitral tribunal for the purposes of inspection of goods, other property or documents.
(5) All statements, documents, evidence or other information supplied to the arbitral tribunal by one party shall be communicated to the other party at the same time as it is supplied to the arbitral tribunal.
(6) For the purpose of subsection ‎(4), any statement, document, evidence or other information may be supplied or communicated electronically.
(7) For the purpose of subsections (2) and (5), evidence includes any factual or expert evidence upon which a party relies.