Contributing Lawyers


Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross


Andrew Hudson

Money Seizures in the U.S.

A while back, Cyndee Cherniak posted an article about monetary seizures in Canada. The U.S. view is not all that different. The U.S. rule is that any money, monetary instrument (checks, money orders, etc), or other negotiable...

CPSC Estabalishes Import Surveillance Division

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the creation of a new Import Surveillance Division which is tasked with inspecting, detecting and stopping hazardous products from entering into the United States.


Advance Data Elements Update

An unusually large number of comments were filed by the public in response to Customs' advance data elements (10 + 2) proposal. The comment period closed March 18th. The great majority all make the same basic points.



Fruit and vegetable origin rules deadline

Effective September 30, 2008, all fruits and vegetables (and other named commodities) sold in the U.S. will have to be marked with their country of origin.

In 2002, the Farm Act amended the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to...

BIS Starts On-Line Training

The Dept. of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security has started an on-line training service. It can be found at:

This effort is quite new so there are not yet...