Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



Canada To Impose Severe Economic Sanctions Against North Korea and Add To Area Control List

On May 24, 2010, Canada's Prime Minister Harper issued a statement that Canada will be imposing new economic sanctions on trade, investment and other bilateral relations against North Korea and will be adding North Korea to the...

New U.N. Security Council Resolution Against Iran to be Tabled Today at 4:00 ET

There are reports that a U.N Security Council Resolution Against Iran will be presented to the entire 15-member UN Security Council at 4 p.m. today.  The reports are that China nad Russia have agreed with the draft text in...

Controlled Goods Directorate Part 1

Many Canadian businesses that manufacture, distribute and.or sell controlled goods in Canada (whether or not there is a foreign/export component to the business) are not familiar with the existance of the The Controlled Goods...

HST Place of Supply Rules for Litigators and Those Who Provide Litigation Services (Revised)

The harmonized sales tax (HST) place of supply rules include a specific rules for "services rendered in connection with litigation". These rules apply to lawyers, process servers, transcription service providers, those who...

Well, it makes sense, sort of ---

Originally published in the Journal of Commerce - April 2010 -

At a recent trade association luncheon, a senior Customs manager from the Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach provided some statistics and background information about...

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Sentencing News

Much has been made in the general press about the 87-month sentence recently handed down to Charles Jumet in connection with bribes paid to former Panamanian government officials to secure contracts for his company, Ports...

Are You Responsible for Counterfeit Goods?

Did you realize you could have your identity stolen and still be liable for the importation or distribution of counterfeit goods? Trademark holders generally are getting much more aggressive against importers of counterfeit...

BIS Issues New Guidance Documents

In January 2010, BIS posted on its website updated guidance for freight forwarders, see www.bis.doc.gov/complianceandenforcement/freightforwarderguidance.htm. More recently, BIS posted an updated version of its Export...

Customs Proposes Eliminating Paper Liquidation Notices

Importers and brokers are reminded that comments are due to Customs no later than May 15 in response to the agency’s March 16, 2010, Federal Register proposal to do away with providing courtesy notices of entry liquidation...

U.S. on the road to economic recovery?

At today’s World Trade Week kick-off breakfast in Los Angeles, Dr. Fred Bergsten, Director of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, made another strong pitch for why expansion of world trade will aid the U.S. in its...

Canada's Department of Finance Releases Draft Regulations Re HST Place of Supply Rules

On April 30, 2010, Canada's Department of Finance released "Draft Regulations in respect of the Place of Supply Rules of Property and Services. To obtain a copy, please go to the following link -...

Canada Border Services Agency Updates AMPS D-Memo

On April 21, 2010, the Canada Border Services Agency issued revised D-Memo 22-1-1 "Administrative Monetary Penalty System". This D-Memo supersedes the June 16, 2003 version. To read a copy of the revised D-Memo, please go to the...

Canada Border Services Agency Issues Revised D-Memo on Canada's Economic Sanctions

On April 30, 2010, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) issued revised D-Memo 19-11-1 "Canadian Economic Sanctions" in order to include information about the economic sanctions against Eritrea.  In addition,...

What is a "Service" for GST/HST Purposes?

The harmonized sales tax (HST) transition rules and HST place of supply rules set out general and specific rules for tangible personal property, real property, intangible property and services.  What is important and...