Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



Panama - US Trade Promotion Agreement

If you are looking for information about how this proposed free trade agreement is likely to impact the U.S. economy, take a look at a report published by the International Trade Commission which can be found...

U.S.-Australia Defense Pact

Its official title is the Australia-United States Treaty on Defense Trade Cooperation. The fact sheet released by the U.S. Dept. of State can be found at: www.state.gov/t/pm/rls/fs/91763.htm. It tells you next to...

Brazil v U.S. - Again?

Brazil is reported to be ready to formally request a World Trade Organization investigation into U.S. farm subsidy programs, including payments made for ethanol production by U.S. corn producers.

Brazil and the U.S. held...

Congress Diddles While Freight Moves

While the Senate and House continue seeking ways to stop Mexican trucks from gaining access to the U.S. beyond the 25 mile border zone, two truckers made history, one with a load into Mexico and the other with a load to the U.S....

Cattle Trade between Canada and the U.S. Expanded

In light of the BSE issue, the U.S. has strict rules about what meats may be imported and under what circumstances. Canada is currently the only minimal-risk country. A new U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) rule is expected to be...

Travel Tips

Looking for some resources to make your personal or business trip easier, try these, compliments of my good friend and colleague Ron Edelstein.

Seat Guru - This tool allows you to locate any seat in any aircraft flown by any...

Canada Facing Security Clearance Deadline

While security issues in the U.S. receive a good deal of attention, Canada is facing its own rapidly approaching deadline. By December 15, 2007,  terminal operators and the St. Lawrence Seaway must...

EU Publishes New Shipping Conference Guidelines

The European Union has just released its draft guidelines for how ocean liners should conduct themselves in Europe. It has long been the practice that vessel operators were considered exempt from anti-trust requirements in order...

FDA ALERT Initiative

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has reissued a notice about its ALERT initiative which is intended to raise the awareness of state and local governments and industry representatives regarding food defense issues and...

C-TPAT Update

Todd Owen, Executive Director, Cargo and Conveyance Security at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, has stating that C-TPAT offices will be opened in Buffalo, New York, and Houston, Texas in the near future.

CBP also intends to...

Dagger/Necklace is a Prohibited Weapon that Cannot be Imported Into Canada

On September 11, 2007, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) agreed with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) that a dagger necklace could be seized by the CBSA upon importation into Canada because it was a...

Canada's CITT Asks Whether Expiry Review of Carbon Steel Pipe Nipples Order is Warranted

On September 11, 2007, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) issued a Notice of Expiry Finding asking for submissions on whether its July 16, 2003 finding in respect of carbon steel pipe nipples and adapter fittings...

Shifting Shipping Lanes

Well, perhaps things will change when the Panama Canal widening is finally finshed - but who really knows?

See whether you agree with this September 7, 2007  American Shipper Newswire service article -

 Panama...

High Tech Trade Forum

The September 7, 2007 edition of American Shipper's Newswire service reports the following interesting article about trade in high-tech goods -

U.S. enters high-tech trade forum with IsraelThe United States and Israel have...

CCL Export Control List - Update - Comments Deadline Extended

The U.S. Dept. of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security published notice in the September 6, 2007 Federal Register extending the deadline by which comments must be received to November 1, 2007. BIS is currently reviewing the...

Foreign Policy Based Export Controls

The Bureau of Industry and Security of the U.S. Dept. of Commerce has published a notice in the September 5, 2007 Federal Register asking for comments about whether U.S. foreign policy-based export controls in the Export...