Contributing Lawyers


Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross


Andrew Hudson

Significant Change in Canada's Procedures to Approve International Agreements

On January 25, 2008, Canada announced that it was introducing important and significant changes to its current policies and procedures for the signing of international agreements.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Maxime Bernier,...

Canada and EFTA Countries to Sign FTA on January 26, 2008

Canada's Minister of International Trade and the Leaders of the EFTA Countries (Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) will sign a free trade agreement in Davos, Switzerland on January 26, 2008.  Canada had...

Egypt and Vietnam Ratify International Convention on the Simplification and Harmonization of Customs Procedures

The following announcment was posted on the WCO web-site:

Egypt and Vietnam ratify the revised Kyoto Convention


On 8 January 2008 Egypt and Vietnam acceded to the International Convention on the Simplification and...

Export Development Canada Advises that the Confidence of Canadian Exporters is at Low Point

On January 24, 2008, Export Development Canada issued the following news release on the poor state of Canadian exporter confidence:

Exporter Confidence Plummets Amid High Dollar and U.S. Economic Slowdown, Says EDC...