Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



The Government of Canada Should Ask The Canadian International Trade Tribunal Whether Canada Needs Equivalent to Section 337 of U.S. Tariff Act

There is a little known provision in Canadian law that is under-utilized. This provision is a powerful mechanism that holds promise and opportunity. Pursuant to section 18 of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act...

Export Licensing Enforcement Now Falls on Human Resources Managers, Too.

Effective November 23, 2010, any company that applies for an H-1B (H-1B, H-1B1, Chile/Singapore), L-1, or O-1A visa for a foreign national through the filing of an I-129 must now certify that there are no International Traffic in...

New Leave and Export Licensing Laws Impact HR Managers

By Veronica Von Grabow, MS&K Labor & Employment Attorney

California Senate Bill 1304 enacted Part 5.5 of the Labor Code, Section 1508, et seq., effective January 1, 2011, which requires employers with 15 or more employees to...

Tricks of the Trade - Dealing with FDA

Tricks of the Trade – February 10, 2011The Food & Drug Administration and the New Food Safety Law.

Join us to learn the latest developments at the FDA and how the new food safety law will change how you do business.

This...

Canadian Tariff Classification Numbers May Differ From U.S. Tariff Classification Numbers

It is not uncommon for U.S. exporters to provide to Canadian importers the H.S. tariff classification number for a good that is the number to be used or was used when the goods enter/entered the United States - and not provide...

Egypt is a Member of the World Trade Organization

Egypt is a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO). The current issue will not change that fact. To the extent that the issues remain local, there should not be a WTO connection. That being said, to the extent that there is...

NAFTA Chapter 11 Win Leads to $58.4 Million Payday

On January 25, 2011, Corn Products International issued a press release that it had received $58.4 million from the Government of Mexico as payment of an arbitral award issued in respect of a Chapter 11 of NAFTA claim. ...

Canada and Morocco Commence Free Trade Agreement Negotiations

On January 27, 2011, Prime Minister Harper announced that Canada has launched free trade negotiations with Morocco. A formal announcement has been posted on the Prime Minister's web-site. The news release states:

Prime Minister...

Canadian Importers Should Consider Bringing an Interim Review of AD/CVD Orders if Change in Circumstances in Domestic Industry

On January 25, 2011, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) notified parties involved in the Certain Fasteners expiry review in 2009/2010 that National Nail Corporation had filed a properly documented request for an...

My Predictions for 2011

You do not need be a psychic to make predictions. I have been watching the trends in the new trade laws and cases. The trends are:

A. Accountability - Following the law is not a suggestion - individuals and partnerships will be...

Is There a Canadian Equivalent to Section 337 of the U.S. Tariff Act?

The answer is no and maybe. While Canada does not have a trade remedy exactly like Section 337 of the Tariff Act, Canada does have a mechanism that may be used to obtain a court order against foreign goods that infringe a...

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak in Who's Who Legal

I am pleased to inform Trade Lawyer Blog / Canada Law Blog readers that I have been listed in the Canadian list in Who's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers: Trade and Customs 2010.  See link...

Tom Fox/Jonathan Marks 13 Steps Compliance Action Plan

My friend Tom Fox has recently posted two posts on FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog:

1. Jonathan Marks' 13 Step FCPA Compliance Action Plan (January 11, 2011) -...

Food Safety Law - The Mountain Moved!!!!

Originally published in the January 2011 Journal of Commerce Magazine

In the waning days of an otherwise stagnant time, the lame-duck session of the 111th Congress produced a number of remarkable pieces of legislation. For...

Non-Resident Importers Into Canada Will Have New Compliance Obligations Soon

Non-resident importers of goods into Canada will have new document preparation and maintenance requirements as soon as the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act comes into effect. The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act received...

Canadian Manufacturers (and U.S. Manufacturers/Exporters) May Have A New Mechanism to Stop Unsafe Imports Into Canada

The new Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, which received Royal Assent in December 2010 (also known as Bill C-36) may present an opportunity for Canadian manufacturers to stop or impede imports of unsafe goods. The Canada...