Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



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...

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...

Canada's Export & Import Controls Bureau Launches Consultations on Encryption Technology

On March 8, 2010, Canada's Export & Import Controls Bureau of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (the "EICB") announced it is engaging in consultations with interested Canadian companies and wishes to...

Transport Canada Announces Plans To Purchase Naked Scanners

On January 5, 2010, Canada’s Transport Minister, John Baird and Rob Merrifield, Minister of State (Transport) announced that the Government of Canada is investing in full body scanners to enhance security at Canadian airports....

The New TSA "Countries of Interest" Airport Security Rules May Offend Canada's Human Rights Laws

I am not saying that airport security is not important. I am not intending to undermine the security of people who fly on airplanes (as I fly a lot).

That being said, the new Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) rules may...

"Export Controls" is Canada's New Watch Word

A new internal Canadian government report (dated November 2008) identified limitations in Canada's export reporting and highlighted concerns with compliance with export controls compliance.  What this means for...

Canada's "Compete to Win" Report Recommends Opening Canada to Foreign Investment

On June 26, 2008, Canada's Competition Policy Review Panel issued its much anticipated "Compete to Win" Report.  The Report was presented to the Minister of Industry who will consider the recommendations.  Foreign...

Ottawa Veto of MDA/Alliant Deal Highlights Need for Trade/Export Controls Due Diligence

On April 10, 2008, the story in the Canadian news was that the Minister of Industry had indicated that he would not approve the sale of assets by between MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates (Canadian) to Alliant Techsystems Inc....