Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



Canada and India Issue Joint Statement on Trade and Investment

On September 24, 2010, India's Minister of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Anand Sharma and Canada's Minister of International Trade, Mr. Peter Van Loan issued a joint statement on trade and investment initiatives. please go to the...

Can You Rely on Google Results When Making a Due Diligence Defence

I have not located a Canadian goods and services tax (GST) / harmonized sales tax (HST) case in which the Tax Court of Canada has been asked to accept a appellant's Google research. So, from a Canadian perspective, it is not...

Canada Tables Implementing Legislation Re Canada-Panama FTA

On September 23, 2010, the Government of Canada tabled in the House of Commons for debate Bill C-46 "An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Republic of Panama, the Agreement on the Environment...

Canada Commences AD/CVD Case Against Steel Grating From China

On September 20, 2010 (as previously reported on Trade Lawyers Blog), the Canada Border Services Agency initiated investigations on September 20, 2010, under the Special Import Measures Act, respecting the alleged injurious...

Domino Effect: British Columbia Municipalities Concerns About Canada-EU CETA Negotiations May Mean More Trouble for Campbell Government

An interesting article has been posted on Pacific Free Press entitled "Stopping CETA Undermining Canadian Law". No wonder it caught my attention. For a copy, please go to...

Canada - India Foreign Investment Protection and Promotion Agreement Should Be Finalized Soon

MSN is reporting that Canada's Trade Minister, Peter Van Loan, has indicated that the Canada - India Foreign Investment Protection and Promotion Agreement (FIPPA) (Canada's bilateral investment treaty) should be finalized soon....

The Canada-US Country of Origin Labelling Dispute at WTO Panel this Week

The WTO schedule shows that from September 14-16, 2010, a WTO Dispute Settlement Body Panel first substantive meeting regarding cases DS/384 "United States of America — Certain Country of Origin Labelling (Cool) Requirements"...

Canada Border Services Agency Seizure of Jewerly Poses Appraisal/Valuation Issues

I have many clients who are individuals and business owners who have had their jewelry seized and detained by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) upon return to Canada. In many cases (too many cases) the client has a...

Bahamas to Start WTO Accession Working Group Meetings

Bahamas News is reporting that on September 14, 2010, the Bahamas negotiating team will participate in the first WTO Working Group meeting in Geneva concerning the accession of the Bahamas to the WTO. See...

One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato, Four - Five More Years of AD Duties

On September 13, 2010, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT or Tribunal) provided the reasons for its decision to maintain anti-dumping duties against whole potatoes originating in or exported from the United States of...

Duty Drawback May Be Found Money

Duty drawback may provide an opportunity to recover previously paid customs duties, AD/CVD duties and fees paid on imported goods in circumstances where the goods are exported in the same condition (or substantially the same...

A Vendor for ORST Purposes May Judicially Review Collections Action of Minister

A client came to me after the Ontario Minister of Revenue issued a writ of seizure and sale pursuant to paragraph 37(1)(b) of the Retail Sales Tax Act (Ontario). The writ of seizure and sale instructed the sheriff to seize my...

Rumours of a New Canadian AD/CVD Case Against Steel Grating

It may be that a new antidumping/countervailing duty case against steel gratings from China will be initiated in Canada on or before September 20, 2010 by the Canada Border Services Agency.  

The Canadian H.S....