Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak
Toronto  416-307-4168 
Fax: 416-366-1719
cyndee(at)cyndee.ca

cyndee(at)langmichener.ca

Call to the Bar Ontario, 1994

Areas of Expertise: China, India, Free Trade Agreements, Bilateral Investment Treaties, World Trade Organization, NAFTA, International & Domestic Trade, Antidumping, Countervailing Duties, Safeguards, Customs Law, Export Controls  and Economic Sanctions, Procurement Bid Challenges, Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Corruption, Global Compliance and Risk Management, Food and Product Safety, International Arbitarion, Commodity and Sales Tax, Tax Litigation, Liquor Licensing, Public Private Partnerships

Sectors: Manufacturing, Import/Export, Purchase Management, Drugs and Medical Devices, Automotive, Hopitality, Financial Services, services, Telecommunications, Software Industry (Sales Tax), Graphic Design Industry, Nursing Homes and Retirement Residences

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?...

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...

Canada Border Services Agency Concludes Reinvestigation of Normal Values & Export Prices of Copper Pipe Fittings

On April 1, 2010 the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) concluded its reinvestigation of the normal values and export prices of certain cast and wrot copper pipe fittings from the United States of America, Korea and China....

WTO Agrees to Establish Panel in the United States: Tyres Safeguard Case

On January 19, 2010, the World Trade Organization (WTO) agreed to establish a DSB panel to hear the dispute United States - Measures Affecting Imports of Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tyres from China (DS399) filed by...

New U.S. China-Specific Safeguard Case / Market Disruption Case Against Chinese Tires

On June 18, 2009, the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) announced its determination in a section 421 case that imports of certain passenger vehicle and light truck tires from China had surged and were causing...

China is Learning to Play the Anti-Dumping Retaliation Game

The World Trade Organization has reported that more anti-dumping and countervailing duty cases were filed last year against China than any other country.  China appears to be considering the ways it can respond.  The...

Canada's Ambassador Pens Against Senate Buy America Provisions in Stimulus Bill

Canada's Ambassador to the United States, Michael Wilson, has written a letter to Senator Harry Reid and Senator Mitch McConnell, the respective leaders of the Democrats and Republicans in the Senate, asking the Senators to...

Canadian Wheat Board Gets Its Illegally Collected AD/CVD Duties Back from the USA

On October 20, 2008, the United States Court of International Trade (CIT)issued a landmark opinion in favour of the Canadian Wheat Board. - see following decision - www.cit.uscourts.gov/slip_op/Slip_op08/08-112.pdf

The...

Canada's CBSA Makes Preliminary Finding in Steel AD/CVD Case

On November 9, 2007, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) made a preliminary determination of dumping and subsidization in respect of certain seamless carbon and alloy steel oil and gas well casing from China.  This is...