Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



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...