Contributing Lawyers


Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross


Andrew Hudson

Message to the Presumptive Presidential Candidates - Focus on Securing Trade Securely

The Clagary Sun reported on July 4, 2008 that "Montana Sen. Jon Tester says Americans don't want border security issues to hamper trade with Canada ...people told them they wanted a safe international border, but not at the...

CBSA Announces Arrangement with USA on Supply Chain Security Programs

On June 28, 2008, the CBSA signed an arrangement with U.S. Customs and Border Protection regarding the mutual recognition of Canada's Partners in Protection program and the U.S. C-TPAT program.  Partners in Protection (PIP)...

Mutual Recognition - C-TPAT and AEO Meet

U.S. Customs established the C-TPAT program right after the events of 9/11. Since then, the World Customs Organization has adopted the AEO program. American traders, exporters in particular, have been after the U.S. to find a way...

Portal Allows Reporting of Trade Fraud

Do you think one of your competitors is not complying with the U.S. import laws? If so, you will want to visit the Customs website and become familiar with e-Allegations which can be found...

China drug official given suspended death sentence - Reuters story

The following article appears on the Reuters website at Reuters holds the copyright on this story but it is being republished here strictly for informational purposes....

Customs Update: Big issues roil traders

Customs Update: Big issues roil traders


July 2, 2008




International traders have for the most part been insulated from a lot of the issues roiling "big...

Automated Export System Becomes Mandatory For Exports

On May 30, 2008, the Census Bureau issued a reminder to the trade that all export data must now be reported through the Automated Export System (AES). The final rule implementing mandatory AES filing was published in the Federal...

Couterfeit Aircraft Parts?

Relying on the authority of the 1950 Defense Production Act, the Dept. of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security has been asked by the Naval Air Command to assess the scope and impact of counterfeit electronics on U.S. supply...

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Priorities

On its website, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has clearly articulated its trade priorities for the current fiscal year. In alphabetical order, they are:

 1) Agriculture;

 2) Antidumping and Countervailing...