Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



Canada Border Services Agency Issues Revised D-Memo on Imported Cars

During the month of April 2010, I have received many calls from Canadians whose new cars (purchased in the United States) have been seized by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) upon return to Canada. With the Canadian...

Canada Border Services Agency Issues Revised D-Memo on Tariff Classification Rulings

On April 23, 2010, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) reissued D-Memo 11-11-3 "Advance Rulings for Tariff Classifications". Please go to the following link for a copy of the revised D-memo -...

Reminder: New Competition Bureau "Made in Canada" Marking Guidelines Come Into Effect July 1, 2010

On December 22, 2009, Canada's Competition Bureau published its Enforcement Guidelines on "Product of Canada" and "Made in Canada" Claims.

Please go to the following link to obtain a copy of the FINAL VERSION on the guidelines -...

Interesting Ontario-Quebec Development in Inter-provincial Food Safety Arises During Canada-EU CETA Negotiations

During the week of April 19, 2010, the Canadian and EU negotiators met (in person and by teleconference) during the third round of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (Canada-EU CETA)...

Would You Like to Look at Some of the Other European Union Free Trade Agreements?

The leaked draft of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (Canada-EU CETA) chapters and parts of chapters causes Canadians to wonder whether the European Union's other free trade agreements are as...

Whitney Harris Has Died at Age 97

A truly remarkable man has passed away. Whitney Harris passed away at age 97. He was the last surviving prosecutor who appeared before the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg.

In his work at Nuremberg, he assisted in...

U.S. Pushes Exports - Is It The Right Move?

The Obama Administration has now articulated the President's vision to expand exports significantly over the next five (5) years. To do so, Mr. Obama has established an Export Promotion Cabinet. He has also brought together...

Canada Has Been Approved By China as "Qualified Destination for Chinese Investment"

On April 23, 2010, Canada's Minister of Finance issued a press release announcing that "Minister of Finance Welcomes Designation of Canada as Qualified Destination for Chinese Investment".

The Press Release states:

The...

North American Company is Successfully Using China's IPR Laws

China Daily is reporting that Microsoft successfully sues an intellectual property rights infringer in a Shanghai Court.  The report indicates that Daxhong Insurance has been ordered to pay Microsoft 2.17 yuan ($317,900) as...

The Latest EU Demand in Canada-EU CETA Talks Relates to Canada's Oil Sands

Trade Lawyers Blog has posted a number of postings about the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (Canada-EU CETA) during the last week. This posting relates to the latest EU demand that Canada must...

Canada's Supply Management in Agricultural Sector Presents Problems for Canada-EU CETA and TransPacific Economic Partnership Agreement Accession

Jeffery Simpson of the National Post wrote a good article on April 20, 2010 about one of the Canadian thorns in world free trade, Canada's supply management laws, regulations, policies and practices in the agricultural sector. To...

Published Reports About Canada-EU CETA Are Discouraging

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has released a paper about the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (Canada-EU CETA) entitled "Negotiating from Weakness: Canada-EU trade treaty...

There Is More Than A Volcanic Ash Cloud Hanging Over the Canada-EU CETA Negotiations

During the week of April 19, 2010, Canada and the EU scheduled the third round of negotiations of the Canada- European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) in Ottawa, Canada. On April 20, 2010, Canada's...

Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement Takes Two Steps Closer to Implementation

I may have overstated things - Bill C-2 "An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Republic of Colombia, the Agreement on the Environment between Canada and the Republic of Colombia and the Agreement on...

Canaa's CITT Helps Shine Light on What To Do If Disagree With Advance Tariff Classification Ruling of CBSA

On April 16, 2010, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) issued a decision in the Globe Electric Company Inc. case (AP-2008-022). The decision itself is not particularly earth-shattering. It relates to a...

Common NAFTA Certificate of Origin Mistakes

Many Canadian businesses are not receiving properly completed NAFTA certificates of origin. The purpose of a NAFTA certificate of origin is to provide the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) with information so that the CBSA may...