Contributing Lawyers


Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross


Andrew Hudson

Ukraine Joins WTO

On May 16, 2008, Ukraine became the 152nd WTO Member.  On April 16, 2008, the Ukrainian Parliament ratified the accession package and notified the WTO of its acceptance of the membership agreement. On February 5, 2008, the...

Do Bad Customs Facts Make Bad Customs Precedent?

On May 19, 2008, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in United States v. Ressam.  The facts are set out one of the worst case scenarios - Ahmed Ressam attempted to enter the United States with explosives in...

Start Date for Frozen Pork from the EU Import Quotas 2008/2009 - July 3, 2008

On May 8, 2008, Canada's Export and Import Controls Bureau issued Notice 194 "Frozen Pork from the European Union as Specified in the Surtax Order". The purpose of this Notice is to inform importers of the rules and procedures...

Canada's 7th AD/CVD Case Against China - Thermoelectric Containers

On May 15, 2008, the Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) initiated Canada's 7th AD/CVD case against goods from China. The goods under investigation are certain thermoelectric coolers and warmers from China.  The Complaint...

Security + Trade = Higher Consumer Costs

The U.S. nomination/presidential campaigns have placed trade under the spotlight.  However, the debates and one-liners have not yet highlighted the relationship between security and trade and the effect on U.S. consumer...