Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



Could the Canada - Sikorsky Helicopter Contract Problems Form the Basis for a Governmnet Procurement Bid Challenge?

Chapter 10 of NAFTA and the Agreement on Government Procurement (and Chapter 5 of the Agreement on Internal Trade) establish a private party-to-government dispute settlement mechanism so that bidders and potential bidders can...

Unusual Turn for Domestic Producer in Carbon Steel Pipe Fittings Expiry Review

On April 22, 2008, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) undertook an unusual step of ordering a domestic producer to file a compete Questionnaire response in the Expiry Review (Sunset Review) concerning carbon steel...

ABA Section of International Law Files Comments in Opposition of Eliminating First Sale Rule

The American Bar Association, Section of International Law submitted comments to Commissioner Basham, U.S. Customs and Border Protection ("CBP") in which it opposes CBP's re-interpretation of the valuation concept widely known as...

April 28, 2008 CD Howe Institute Policy Seminar - Emerging Market Multinationals

Please fill out the following registration form if you would like to attend the free seminar "Emerging Market Multinationals: How Serious ids the threat to Western Companies?"  Simon J. Evenett, a well known professor of...

Top 10 Tips on Dealing with the Canada Border Services Agency at a Canadian Border Checkpoint

This blog entry on quicker passage through the Canada Border Services Agency checkpoints into Canada is adapted from James Wysong's "10 Tips of Getting through Customs", which was posted on MSNBC on April 22, 2008 -...

New Orleans NAFTA Summit Supportive Statements on NAFTA

At the New Orleans, Louisiana NAFTA Summit, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, President George Bush and President Calderon made statements in support of the continuation of NAFTA.  All three leaders clearly indicated that they...

New Orleans NAFTA Summits Ends on April 22, 2008 with a Joint Statement of NAFTA Leaders

On April 22, 2008, the leaders of Canada, the United States an Mexico held a North American Leaders Summit in New Orleans, Louisianna,  to discuss North American priorities.  On April 22, 2008, the Prime...

SCOTUS to Hear Anti-Dumping Case

The U.S. Supreme Court indicated yesterday that it would hear an Appeal involving anti-dumping duties imposed on low-enriched uranium from Europe.  In a case that will highlight the tension between U.S. anti-dumping law and...

Economist Magazine Ranks Canada as 4th Best To Do Business

I am happy to inform Trade Lawyers Blog readers that Canada has been ranked as the 4th best place in the world to conduct business.

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), which is part of the same company that publishes The...

Anti-Trust Complaints Spread

There are currently three international anti-trust investigations pending involving the U.S. Dept. of Justice. Information about the first was made public when several international airlines settled price fixing claim in the...

Does Your Export Compliance Program Meet the New Requirements?

At a recent Bureau of Industry and Security program, BIS officials announced the criteria by which a company's export compliance efforts would be measured, including:

(1) does the company perform a meaningful risk...

Health Claims Shot Down

All too often, an importer brings goods into the U.S. which are accepted as beneficial in other countries, only to find they cannot be imported into the U.S. generally because there are health claims made which violate the U.S....

GTX Dies – Almost

The Global Trade Exchange proposal has finally been axed, at least for now. GTX was originally envisioned as a way for U.S. Customs to receive purchase order/fulfillment information and other commercial data from importers to...

Hawaii Starts Produce Track and Trace Program

Partnering with the Hawaii Dept. of Agriculture, Motorola Inc., Lowry Computer Products Inc. and GlobeRanger Inc. are providing the technology for a tracking program which will kick off a pilot project to track tomatoes and other...

Is It Worth It?

The SAFE Port Act mandates that all freight destined for the U.S. be scanned by 2012. Currently, there are several efforts underway by Customs and Border Protection to meet that deadline. According to Customs, all inbound freight...

Food and Drug Administration Wants Input Re Food Safety

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Food Protection Plan was released in November 2007. Against the backdrop of the publicity surrounding tainted food from China (and there is, of course, tainted food coming from other...