Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



Textile/Apparel Compliance Headaches Continue

Originaly Published in the June 2010 JOC Magazine -

Anyone who imports textile or wearing apparel products knows that achieving 100% regulatory compliance has been challenging for both Customs and the trade community. In a...

CBP Unilaterally Changes the Rules Again?

On June 8, 2010, Asst. Comm. Baldwin again confirmed that it is CBP’s long-standing policy to encourage prior disclosures. The reason these comments are notable is that a number of Ports have attempted to use the CBP Form 28...

CPSC Issuing Its Own Detention Notices

Effective June 14, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has begun issuing detention notices for possible violations of its laws and regulations, rather than leaving that function in U.S. Customs and Border...

False Patent Marking Becomes Costly

The Texas district court has ruled in Forest Group v Bon Tool Co., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 41291 (S.D. Tex. Apr. 27, 2010) that if a party places a false patent marking on a product, the fine will be based on the maximum price at...

Noncompliance Headaches Continue

It has long been understood that achieving 100% trade compliance with textile and wearing apparel imports has been challenging for both Customs and the trade community. In a recent presentation, Janet Labuda, the U.S. Customs and...

The New Harmonized Value-Added Tax System Regulations Contain a Surprise - An Anti-Avoidance Rule

The June 9, 2010 Canada Gazette (Part II,  Vol 144, No. 12) contained the New Harmonized Value-Added Tax System Regulations SOR/2010-117. Part 2 (section 34-37 contain the HST anti-avoidance rules.  These rules are in...

The HST Deadline is Fast Approaching

I enjoy reading Seth Godin's blog - www.sethgodin.com/sg/.  I had to share today's post since the deadline for HST readiness/preparedness is only 24 days away. Goods and services tax (GST)-registered businesses must...

The HST Place of Supply Rules and More Are Now in a Promulgated Regulation

In the June 9, 2010 Canada Gazette, the final HST place of supply regulations are published as SOR/2010-117 - now called "New Harmonized Value-added Tax System Regulations". Please go to the following link -...

Approved Version of U.N Security Council Resolution 1929 (2010) Against Iran

Here is the approved version of the U.N Security council Resolution 1929 (2010) against Iran - tinyurl.com/2eqpa2l and statements made at the U.N. Security Council 6335th Meeting on June 9, 2010.

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New United Nations Security Council Resolution Against Iran: What Canadian Businesses Should Expect

On June 9, 2010, the United Nations Security Council passed new strict economic sanctions against Iran. The resolution builds on existing UN sanctions imposed since 2006 and expand the breadth and reach of such measures by...

Will the Recession Result in More U.S. Transportation Infrastructure Spending?

H.R. 4844 has been introduced by Rep. Charles Boustany, R-La., which if passed, would finally accomplish a long-awaited goal of those paying into the Harbor Maintenance Tax Fund. Specifically, the bill would require the money...

International Food Safety Standards Setting

In the June 4, 2010 Federal Register at

edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-13403.htm, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service published information about the next meeting of Codex, the WTO’s sanitary and phytosanitary...

The HST is Coming, The HST is Coming

Kevin Marron has written a helpful article about harmonized sales tax in "The Canadian Lawyer" magazine entitled "The HST is Coming, The HST is Coming" - go to...