Contributing Lawyers


Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross


Andrew Hudson

SAARC Countries to Harmonize Customs Procedures and Documentation

The Asian Tribunal has reported that  the SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) countries will harmonize their customs procedures and documentation.  The SAARC countries include Bangladesh, Bhutan,...

China Indicating It Will Boycott Brazilian Iron Ore

China has threatened to boycott imports of iron ore after Brazil’s Companhia Vale do Rio Doce tried to again increase prices for Asian customers.  It could be that Chinese steel manufacturers would make the decision on ...

Canadian Liberals Do Not Support the Concluded Canada - Columbia FTA

On September 24, 2008, Stephane Dion, the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada indicated is response to a question at the University of British Columbia that he does not support the FTA Canada has concluded with Columiba. ...

New U.S. Extra-territorial Legislation Includes Tougher Iran Sanctions

On September 26, 2008, the U.S. Congress approved new legislated sanctions that would authorize state and local governments to divest any assets of their pension funds and investments in companies that have invested more than...

Prime Minister Harper Makes Campaign Promise to Restrict Exports of Raw Bitumen

On September 26, 2008, P)rime Minister Stephen Harper made a campaign promise to restrict the export of raw bitumen (in other words, he promised to ban the export of heavy black oil from Canada's oil sands to countries with lax...