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COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

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COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
3 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2018
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Text Block]
13.
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
 
Contingencies
 
From time to time, the Company may be involved in a variety of claims, suits, investigations and proceedings arising in the ordinary course of our business, collections claims, breach of contract claims, labor and employment claims, tax and other matters. Although claims, suits, investigations and proceedings are inherently uncertain, and their results cannot be predicted with certainty, the Company believes that the resolution of current pending matters will not have a material adverse effect on its business, financial position, results of operations or cash flow. Regardless of the outcome, litigation can have an adverse impact on the Company because of legal costs, diversion of management resources and other factors.
 
Commitments
 
(a) On February 25, 2015, 262,904 common shares were issued to two former lenders connected with a $241,185 loan received and repaid during fiscal 2013. The common shares were valued at $210,323 based on the value of the concurrent private placement and recorded in stock-based compensation on the consolidated statement of operations and comprehensive loss. As part of the consideration for the initial loan, the former Chief Technology Officer and the new Chief Technology Officer had transferred 314,560 common shares to the lenders. For contributing the common shares to the lenders, the Company intends to reimburse the former Chief Technology Officer and the new Chief Technology Officer 320,000 common shares collectively. As at June 30, 2018, these shares have not yet been issued.
 
(b) In connection with the acquisition of IMT, the Company acquired a license agreement dated June 8, 2009, pursuant to which the Company pays the licensors an aggregate royalty of 1% of sales based on patent #8,613,691. No sales were made on the technology under this patent as it has not yet been commercialized. One of the licensors is a founder of IMT and a former officer and director of the Company.
 
(c) On May 17, 2017, the Company entered into a Co-operative Joint Venture Contract (the “JV Contract”) with Ginger Capital Investment Holding, Ltd. (the “JV Partner”) to form a China-based joint venture to commercialize the Company’s products (“China JV”) in which the Company has a 25% interest and the JV Partner has a 75% interest. The China JV entity formally was created on May 22, 2018. Under the terms of the JV Contract, the JV Partner is required to contribute $290,000 within 30 days of formation, $435,000 12 months later and $725,000 60 months after the date of formation. The Company is required to contribute certain intellectual property to the China JV through a license.
 
As of June 30, 2018, the JV Partner has not made the required $290,000 investment into the China JV. The China JV has entered into an office rent commitment in Tianjin, PRC for five years, for which the monthly rent payments expressed in USD are $10,083 for year one, $13,444 for year two and three and $14,141 for years four and five. An approximate $18,131 prepaid deposit was provided as part of the commitment. The operations of the China JV are currently financed by Bionik’s JV Partner and approximately $93,309 is due to them at June 30, 2018.
 
Bionik is applying the equity method of accounting to determine the net income from the joint venture partnership. As of June 30, 2018, Bionik has not made any investments into the China JV.
 
(d) On March 6, 2018, the Company signed a distribution agreement with Curexo Inc. for South Korea and as part of this agreement, the Company is obligated to buy a rehabilitative product from Curexo Inc. for $200,000 when this product is fully developed. It is not yet developed at June 30, 2018.