Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009

Given the expanding concern about the safety of the U.S. food supply, Congress is again taking action to change the rules. From what we have seen so far, those changes are likely to be dramatic and potentially quite costly,...

C-TPAT Suspension and Appeal Process

One of the consistent criticisms of C-TPAT is there are no regulations that clarify what rules and procedures apply to the program. This has been especially troubling when it comes to those companies that are suspended or removed...

Trade Remedy Efforts

Just as the Steelworkers got creative with their use of a 421 proceeding (see

 

With the petroleum wax candles case, we see Commerce asking the public for comment on how to deal with novelty candles, which up until now were...

Energy Cap and Trade Likely to Increase Tariffs

The American Clean Energy and Security Act, H.R. 2454, is awaiting action in the U.S. Senate. Certainly, seeking to clean up the environment is a good and proper goal. But is this bill, as proposed, the way to accomplish that...

2010 – WHAT MAY BE IN STORE?

Originally printed in the Journal of Commerce -

As the new year begins, many trade professionals wonder what is 2010 likely to hold? One can never be sure how events will unfold, but from what we know right now, it will be...

Creating New Law?

In the past, we have commented on the expansion of tools available to federal authorities for the prosecution of export violations. Specifically, 18 U.S.C. § 554 allows prosecution of any individual or entity for...

Import Safety Commercial Targeting And Analysis Center

Continuing to ramp-up product safety enforcement, DHS has announced the creation of the Import Safety Commercial Targeting and Analysis Center (CTAC). Modeled after current Customs targeting centers, CTAC is supposed to...

CPSC Further Extends Testing And Certification Deadlines

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has agreed to extend the deadline by which testing and certification of lead content in the substrate of some children’s products must commence, but that does not change the...

GSP and ATPA Extension Enacted

The President has now signed into law

H.R. 4282, which, among other things, extends the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) and Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA) programs from December 31, 2009, to December 31, 2010. If...