Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



Municipal Textile Shopping Bag Promotions Have Caught the Attention of the Canada Border Services Agency

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is targeting textile bags in its 2011 national priorities for post-release trade compliance verifications. Is this a coincidence or a result of the increase in imports of textile bags due...

The Canadian Border Coppers Are Taking a Closer Look at Copper Importers

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is targeting copper and articles thereof in its 2011 national priorities for post-release trade compliance verifications.  I believe that copper and copper products are being targeted...

Importers of Jewelry Into Canada Should Look Carefully At Valuation

As discussed in my post yesterday about the Canada Border Services Agency's hit list for post-release national priorities verifications (audits), importers of jewelry will be under a microscope in 2011. The CBSA plans to conduct...

The CBSA's Trade Compliance Post-Release Verification Hit List of 2011

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) conducts 4 main types of verifications (audits) in connection with imports of commercial goods:

1. At-the-border Verifications: These verifications occur at the time goods and people pass...

The Canada Border Servcies Agency Are "Enforcers" - So Why Do Importers Answer Questions Without Thinking?

Why do importers feel the need to immediately pick up telephone and call the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) when they hear from their customs broker that the CBSA is asking questions about particular import transactions?...

The NEXUS Pass Confiscation Appeal Process Is Administrative

NEXUS pass holders may discover that their "disagreement" with the Canada Border Services Agency (or U.S. Customs) upon re-entering Canada (or the United States) may result in the immediate confiscation of their NEXUS pass or...

Canada Imposes Economic Sanctions and Trade Restrictions Against Syria

On May 24, 2011, the Government of Canada, for the first time, imposed economic sanctions and trade restrictions against the Syrian government. The sanctions are in the form of regulations promulgated pursuant to the Special...

GET READY - Changes Are Coming To Canada's Controlled Goods Program Re New ITAR Rules

On May 17, 2011, Canada's Controlled Goods Directorate (division of Public Works and Government Services Canada) issued notice "NOTICE TO CONTROLLED GOODS PROGRAM REGISTRANTS REGARDING INTERNATIONAL TRAFFIC IN ARMS REGULATIONS...

Argument Used by Canada Border Services Officers When They Get Into Trouble

On Friday May, 6, 2011, I came across an interesting article in the Globe and Mail written by Paul Waldie entitled "Border guard's suspended after putting gun in filing cabinet". For a copy of the article, please go to the...