Contributing Lawyers


Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross


Andrew Hudson

Canadian Manufacturers May Have An Opportunity To Gain Market Share From Chinese Importers

Canadian manufacturers have a increasingly small window of opportunity to restrict Chinese imports into Canada for a period of 3-6 years. Read on if you are a Canadian manufacturer or advisor to a Canadian manufacturer and...

Four Reasons for Canadian Importers and Exporters to Canada to Revisit H.S.Tariff Classification NOW

Canadian importers and exporters of goods into Canada who provide the Harmonized System (H.S.) tariff classification to the Canadian importers should review the H.S. codes they are providing to the Canada...

ICC issues new Incoterms 2010

The International Chamber of Commerce ("ICC") (not to be confused with the International Cricket Council) has now released its new "Incoterms 2010" which will come into effect on 1 January 2011.

Incoterms are an...

CTT Christmas- New Year Update – 2010

In accordance with seasonal tradition, we thought we would bring you an update as to current developments as we reach the end of 2010.

International Developments


Australia has been involved with a number of recent...

New South Wales Supreme Court overturns "container detention" decision

According to various reports, the New South Wales Supreme Court has overturned the decision of the New South Wales Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal ("Tribunal") in the DV Kelly case (see our updates of 7 May 2010, 13 May 2010...

Update on insulation and container detention claims



I thought it would be useful to provide the following summary on the status of claims associated with the Federal Government Home Insulation Scheme and efforts to recover allegedly excessive container detention...

Canada Border Services Agency Issues D-Memo on Importation of Energy Using Goods

On January 6, 2011, the Canada Border Services Agency ("CBSA") issued D-Memo D-19-6-3 "Importation of Energy Using Products", which sets out the CBSA's administrative policies concerning limitations of the importation of certain...

A new international regime for intellectual property protection

In an earlier article, I had referred to negotiations regarding the proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement ("ACTA").  At that time, there were reported concerns that it would introduce additional reporting obligations...