Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



A Common Misconception About Need to Register for Domestic Transactions Involving Controlled Goods

There is a common misconception in Canada that if a business or person is not exporting a controlled good, there is no need to register under Canadian law. THIS IS WRONG.

Pursuant to the Defence Production Act, Canadian...

Customs proposing new regulation of exports, depots and warehouses

By way of Australian Customs and Border Protection Notice No. 2011/04 ("Notice") and subsequent announcement on its website, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service ("Customs") sought feedback from industry on the...

The Canada Border Services Agency May Charge You With Smuggling If You Do Not Declare Goods Acquired Abroad

I receive calls regularly from people who were on vacation or away from Canada visiting relatives or former homes and who buy or acquire/receive goods (including gifts and property they own) outside Canada. I get the telephone...

Canadian Businesses Should "Open Their Eyes" to the Business and Political Risks of International Business

Canadian businesses should continue to pursue international business opportunities because we can and should. Canadian businesses should also reflect on current events in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya (and Madagascar, Honduras, Oman,...

Canada's Office of Superindendent of Financial Institutions Issues Notice on Libyan Sanctions

On March 1, 2011, the Office of Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada released a notice regarding the new regulations implementing the United Nations Resolution on Libya and taking special economic measures. For a copy...

Canada Introduces Legislative Tools to Freeze Assets of Corrupt Foreign Regimes Located in Canada

On March 3, 2011, Canada's Prime Minister Harper and Justice Minister Nicholson introduced in Canada's House of Commons important new legislation (the Freezing Assets of Corrupt Regimes Act), which will, when passed, provide the...

Summary of Canada's New Trade and Economic Sanctions Against Libya

On February 27, 2011, Canada's Prime Minister Harper announced that new regulations have been promulgated to establish new trade restrictions and economic sanctions against the Libyan regime and new obligations on Canadian...

Risky Business: Doing Business in Failed States and Failing States

The uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya and the actions of the failing regimes have created legal issues for businesses that have established businesses in those failed states and for businesses that wish to continue to do...

Sad SAC's low-value imports and the future of Australian retailing

Introduction

On 18 December 2010, the Assistant Treasurer, the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, the Minister for Home Affairs & Justice and the Minister for Small Business issued a joint media...

CAUTION: Canadian Companies Owing Money To Libyan Regime May Be Prohibited Under Canadian Law From Paying

Louise Elliott of the CBC raises an important issue in her blog posting entitled "Does Suncor still owe money to Gadhafi's regime?" see...