Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



Canada Needs to Finish Its Legislative Process in Order to Ratify the ISCID Convention

Canada has been slow to join the ranks of signatories to the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).    There is a long list of developed, developing and least developed countries...

Canadian Tire Wins Appeal of Unfavourable CBSA Advance Ruling

On November 2, 2007, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) issued its decision and reasons in Canadian Tire Corp. Ltd. v. the President of the Canada Border Services Agency.  This decision is not...

Is It Time to Ask Canada to Lower Import Tariffs

Canada's Globe & Mail newspaper reports today that on November 21, 2007, the Retail Council of Canada told a Parliamentary Committee that Canadian prices are higher because Canada imposes higher import tariffs on certain offshore...

Canada's CITT To Conduct an Investigation Whether to Remove Tariffs on Polyester Tuxedo Facing

On November 21, 2007, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) announced that it was conducting an investigation into the appropriateness of reducing or removing the customs duty on importations from all countries...

The Importance of Interveners - Government Procurement Bid Challenger Won the Case, But Was Awarded No Remedy

On November 21, 2007, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) published a decision it issued on November 2, 2007 and provided a corrigendum on November 15, 2007.  In TPG Technology Consulting Limited v. Public Works...

Extensions of Time for Filing a Customs Dispute Notice

An importer may find that the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) disagrees with their position on mixed fact and law issues, such as origin, tariff classification, value for duty and marking of imported goods. ...

Canada's CITT Decides to Conduct Bid Challenge Inquiry into Procurement of Certain Professional, Administrative and Management Services

On November 21, 2007, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) decided to conduct a bid challenge inquiry into a government procurement bid challenge filed by CMI Interlangues Inc.  CMI Interlangues...

Japan Starts to Fingerprint Foreign Travelers

Canada's Globe & Mail reported that on November 19, 2007, Japan began fingerprinting foreigners entering the country.  The measures are communicated to be based on an anti-terrorism policy.  Hisashi Toshioka,...

Global Data Exchange - GTX

In the near future, DHS will issue a solicitation for a small-scale pilot project intended to design and test the global information database known as GTX. GTX has been touted as a data warehouse which would be available to...

Canadian drivers license in lieu of passport?

Against the backdrop of the hue and cry which arose when New York proposed issuing drivers’ licenses to immigrants, we know hear the Province of Ontario, Canada is prepared to start producing what is being described as an...

Canada Announces Very Tough Economic and Trade Sanctions Against All Things Connected to Burma

On November 14, 2007, Minister of Foreign Affairs Maxime Bernier announced that Canada would introduce new and tougher sanctions against Burma (Myanmar).  Canada's new measures may be the more strict to date.  The...

Canada's CBSA Commences Reinvestigation of Normal Values on Wood Slats from China and Mexico

On November 14, 2007, the Canada Border Services Agency commenced a reinvestigation of normal values and export prices of wood slats originating in or exported from China and Mexico.

The importers' responses to the CBSA's...

The Canadian Government Introduces Senate Reform Bills

On November 13, 2007, in Canada, the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and the Leader of the Government in the Senate announced in the House of Commons the introduction of Bill C- 20 "An Act to provide...

When a Venezuelan President Threatens to Nationalize Assets - Look at Bilateral Investment Treaties

The news reports today are that President Chavez of Venezuela is stating that "whatever has been privatized can be taken back, we can take it back".  The context is that President Chavez is demanding an apology from King...

Remand in Procurement Bid Challenge Recommends $207,769.31 to Successful Complainant

On October 26, 2007, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) issued an order for Public Works Government Services Canada (PWGSC) to pay Envoy Relocation Services (Envoy) $207,769.31 as bid preparation costs.  On...

Government Procurement Bid Challenges MUST be Filed within 10 Days

On November 5, 2007, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) notified C.B. Richard Ellis Quebec Ltd. (C.B. Richard Ellis) that the CITT was rejecting one of three government procurement bid challenges that it...