Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



Canada Imposes New Economic Sanctions Against Libya And This Affects Business

On February 27, 2011, Canada's Prime Minister Harper announced that new regulations have been promulgated to establish new economic sanctions against the Libyan regime. However, when one says "Libyan regime", one has to include...

Cloud Computing – The Next Greatest Thing?

Originally published by the Journal of Commerce Magazine - February 2011

It is impossible to pick up a technology publication these days without seeing yet another article about cloud computing and how it is the next great thing...

What Will Implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Look Like?

While it is still early in the process, and the FDA already has competing demands on its limited staff, including a plethora of reports that must be submitted to Congress over the next couple of years, some signs are starting to...

Expiration of the Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA) and Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA).

Customs has circulated a notice which states ATPA and ATPDEA "will expire on February 12, 2011, although there is currently Congressional discussion to extend these programs. If the programs expire, importers will be required to...

Could U.S. Investors Bring Investor-to-State Claim for Morocco Internet Shutdown?

The United States and Morocco entered into a free trade agreement that entered into force on January 1, 2006. The U.S-Morocco free trade agreement includes chapters on investment, services and electronic commerce (in addition to...

Canada's Auto Industry & Auto Parts Industry Concerned About Korea FTA

On February 18, 2011, Canada's auto industry met with Canada's Industry Minister about the Canada-Korea FTA negotiations. The meeting included representatives from five automobile manufacturers in Canada and representatives from...

Australia in an Anti Dumping quandry

The article from "The Australian" magazine at the link below was penned by a senior Australian Trade Union...

Is the Auto Parts Industry a Target of NAFTA Verifications?

From what we are seeing, the answer is "yes". During the economic/financial crisis of 2008-2010, the Governments of the United States and Canada requested that the automobile industry (OEMs) cut costs. In response (and to be...

Canada Is Negotiating a Free Trade Agreement with Honduras

On February 11, 2011, Canada's Minister of International Trade announced that Canada is pursuing free trade agreement negotiations with Honduras. Canada and Honduras agreed to pursue bilateral negotiations toward a free trade...

NAFTA Verifications Can Highlight That Global Manufacturing Operations Production Shifts May Put Offside NAFTA

If your business is sourcing product from a non-North American source and that product used to be manufactured by your business at a Canadian production facility, you should ask whether the necessary changes have been made to the...

New Rules in Canada for Stopping Goods Contaminated with Foreign Soil

On January 28, 2011, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) released Customs Notice CN-11-001 "Implementation of the Strengthening of the Canada Border Services Agency's Procedures Respecting the Importation of Goods...

Canada Border Services Agency Inspects Valentines Day Flowers Imports for Hidden "Gifts"

This time every year, millions of flowers are imported into Canada from South America (for example, Ecuador and Colombia). Just like their American counterparts, in the weeks leading up to Valentines Day, the Canada Border...

Canada and United States Announce Creation of Regulatory Cooperation Council

On February 4, 2011, Prime Minister Harper and President Obama announced the creation of the Regulatory Cooperation Council. For more information, please go to the following link - www.pm.gc.ca/eng/media.asp

The...

Transparency International Canada Releases Anti-Corruption Checklist

On January 31, 2011, Transparency International Canada released its Anti-Corruption Checklist (First Edition) - www.transparency.ca/New/Files/TI-Canada_Anti-Corruption_Checklist_2011.pdf

This is an important document...

Canada Has 23 Active Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act Investigations Ongoing

Transparency International Canada stated in a press release issued on January 31, 2011 that:

The recent revelation from the RCMP Sensitive Investigations and International Anti-Corruption Unit that 23 CFPOA investigations are...

Update: Export Controls & ITARs and Dual & Third Party National Rules

On January 18, 2011, I co-chaired a panel discussion hosted at the Canadian Embassy in Washington entitled "Perspectives on the Revised ITAR Provisions on Dual and Third Country Nationals".  The American Bar Association,...