Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



WTO Dispute Settlement Body Establishes a Panel in China-U.S. Poultry Case

On July 31, 2009, the World Trade Organisation announced that a panel was established of the basis of China's second request for a panel in WT/DS392 'United States - Certain measures affecting imports of poultry from...

China Files WTO Case Against EU AD/CVD Duties Against Fasteners

On July 31, 2009, China took the step that we have been expecting for some time. China has filed a request for consultations with the World Trade Organization regarding the EU final determinations in the fasteners AD/CVD case....

Web-Based Sellers Warned About Compliance with Canadian Laws

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has announced plans to start auditing high-volume sellers on eBay (and other web-based sellers, such as Craigslist, Kijiji) at the end of the summer to ensure they pay their fair share of income...

More Alcohol Trade Wars at WTO - This Time Involves EU and Philippines

On July 29, 2009,  the European Union announced it filed a request for consultations at the WTO against the Philippines over what the EU claims are excessively high duties imposed on imports of EU distilled spirits...

Government Procurement Bid Challenge Deadlines Require Careful Attention

On July 22, 2009, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) made its decision in PR-2009-002 SIVA & ASSOCIATES v. Canada and determined that SIVA did not file its government procurement bid challenge within the 10 day...

Canadian International Trade Tribinal Orders Termination of AD/CVD Duties Against Stainless Steel Wire

On July 29, 2009, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal issued a finding that the dumping of stainless steel wire from Korea, Switzerland and the United States, and the subsidizing of stainless steel wire from India were...

Canada Border Services Agency Commences Reinvestigation of Subsidies of Refined Sugar from the EU

On July 27, 2009, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated a re-investigation respecting the amounts of subsidy of refined sugar, refined from sugar cane or sugar beets, in granulated, liquid and powdered form,...

Canadian Government Shows Symbolic Support for Women's Rights

Trade Lawyers Blog rarely comments on human rights laws. I have an opportunity today to point out that a representative from the Canadian Embassy in Sudan attended the trial of a Sudanese woman, Lubna Hussein, who is on trial for...

University Professor Gets Severe Sentence For Deemed Export Violations

On July 1, 2009,  72 year old retired University of Tennessee professor John Reece Roth was sentenced to four (4) years in prison for illegal exports of military technical information which resulted from him ignoring the...

Canada to Take EU to WTO Over Importation Ban on Seal Products

Canada's International Trade Minister, Stockwell Day, has announced that Canada will go to the World Trade Organization to appeal a decision by the European Union banning imports of seal products. The importation ban was approved...

Dinner Trivia: Astronauts Must Go Through Customs & Immigration

Space.com reported last week that 40 years ago, the Apollo 11 astronauts had to go through U.S. Customs upon returning from the moon. Please go to the following link to read the full article -...

Australian Productivity Commission recommends removal of parallel importation protections for books

As many would be aware, the Australian Productivity Commission ("Productivity Commission") has been undertaking a review of "parallel import" protection afforded to Australian authors and publishers.  The current provisions...

China to File WTO Request for Consultations Against EU for Antidumping Duties Against Screws and Bolts

Rueters reported on July 17, 2009 - China has decided to challenge at the World Trade Organisation European Union anti-dumping duties on Chinese-made screws and bolts imposed by Brussels in January, sources with knowledge of the...

Canada Taking US Steel to Court Over Alleged Broken Promises Not to Close Stelco Plants

On July 17, 2009, Canada's Industry Minister announced that the Canada filed an application with the Federal Court of Canada asking US Steel to honour the commitments it made when it acquired Hamilton, Ontario-based Stelco. The...

Canada Appears to Increase Export Detentions of Goods Shipped to Iran and Dubai

Based on what we have been seeing lately from clients / exporters, the Canada Border Services Agency is detaining more shipments destined for Iran and Dubai. They are requesting addition information to ensure that the exporter...

Canadian International Trade Tribunal Ends Antidumping Duties Against Wood Slats from Mexico and China

On July 15, 2009, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal issued orders following the expiry review of its findings made on June 18, 2004, in Inquiry No. NQ-2003-003, concerning the dumping of wood slats originating in or...