Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



Canada Tables Amendments to Stregthen Anti-Bribery Laws

On February 5, 2013, Canada took a leap forward by tabling in the Senate amendments to the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA). Bill S-14 "An Act to Amend the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act"...

NEXUS Travelers Must Carefully Maintain Receipts Over Thanksgiving

Black Friday and Thanksgiving week-end often ends in tears and frustration as Canadian travelers run into difficulties at Canada-US border crossings and at airports.

Canadians join in the U.S. tradition of bargain shopping on...

Canadians Living In Border Cities at Risk for NEXUS Pass Confiscations

Many Canadians who live in border cities (such as Windsor, Niagara Falls) are more likely to have a NEXUS pass.  Many Canadians who live in border cities work in the United States and travel back and forth across the border...

Rocking the Boat

Originally published by the Journal of Commerce in August 2011

There is an old adage holding the more things change, the more they stay the same. Is the axiom true? For a milestone anniversary, my husband and I decided to take a...

Doubling Exports In Five Years - How Are We Doing?

Originally published by the Journal of Commerce in July 2011.

In his January 2010 State of the Union address, President Obama announced the goal of doubling U.S. exports in five (5) years. In September 2010, then Commerce...

FDA Expands Its Presence

FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg testified on the Hill in June stating the national roll-out of PREDICT is back on track. Currently, this FDA targeting system is operational in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Seattle...

WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT – THE UK INQUISITION

Australian companies trading overseas face a variety of regulation which governs their operation.  That regulation includes the following:

Australian laws governing trade in Australia;Australian laws governing trade...

Park Doctrine and FDA Enforcement

Last summer, FDA management warned industry the Agency was planning to find ways to use an old court decision, U.S. vs. Park, 421 U.S. 658 (Sup. Ct. 1975), to increase its enforcement arsenal. In that case, an executive at a food...

Case Against Former GSK Lawyer Dies

Former GSK Lawyer Exonerated

Last March we talked about the charges against former GlaxoSmithKline lawyer Lauren Stevens being dismissed. Shortly thereafter, charges were refiled and the case went to trial. (Ms. Stevens had...

Free Trade Agreement Advance Rulings May Help Importers Minimize Assessment Risk

A Canadian business that plans to import goods from one of Canada's free trade agreements partners (United States, Mexico, Chile, Israel, Costa Rica, Peru, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein and Switzerland) may ask for an advance...

Canada Border Services Agency Commences Expiry Review Regarding AD/CVD Order Against Certain Copper Pipe Fittings

Canada is in the last 8 months of an anti-dumping order against certain copper pipe fittings from the United States, South Korea and China and a countervailing duty order against certain copper pipe fittings from China. The end...

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...

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...

Higher Walls Around Smaller Yards: The Implications of the Interagency Export Reform Initiative

The above-entitled program took place at the American Bar Association’s International Law Section Spring Meeting in Washington, D.C., on April 8, 2011, and was notable for those who have followed export reform efforts in that the...

Who says a voluntary self-disclosure is enough protection?

David W. Mills, Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Department of Commerce, and his Special Advisor, Robert Rarog, spoke to the Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee,...

Trade Symposium – Interagency Cooperation

Al Gina, the new Customs and Border Protection Assistant Commissioner, International Trade, moderated the session at the CBP Trade Symposium. He talked about the Border Interagency Cooperation Council. It’s initial meeting last...