Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



If You Have Commercial Goods, Do Not Use The NEXUS Line/Lane at Customs

Lately, a number of clients have called with incident reports involving either the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) or U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) confiscating NEXUS passes from business travelers because...

Canada Border Services Agency Has Difficulties With Cross-Border Private Sales

When a Canadian resident purchases goods outside Canada, they must declare the goods when returning to Canada.  When the individual is over the exemption limit ($800 for stays outside Canada exceeding 48 hours, $50 for...

Canadian Residents With NEXUS Privileges May Complete On-Line Declaration Form

Many NEXUS card holders in the Trusted Traveler Program are not aware that there are electronic forms available on-line that they can complete prior to returning to Canada with their purchases.  The declaration process is...

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"...

Almost 6 Years Later and Canada Has STILL Not Ratified ICSID

Canada signed the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States (ICSID) on December 15, 2006 and investors and trade lawyers have been patiently waiting ever since for...

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...

Canada’s 2012 Federal Budget Contains a Shocker for the Trade Remedies Bar

On March 29, 2012, Canada’s Minister of Finance delivered the federal budget.  On page 108 of the 2012 Economic Action Plan, the following announcement is made:

Streamlining Canada’s Trade Remedy System

Economic Action...

Would You Like to Appeal a SIMA Decision Relating to Aluminum Extrusions?

On March 17, 2009, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (“CITT”) made an injury finding in respect of certain aluminum extrusions originating in or exported from China (NQ-2008-003) and issued an order to collect antidumping...

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...

The Canada Border Services Agency Looks At Exports Too

The Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) may detain any goods that are being exported from Canada if the CBSA is concerned that the goods are being exported contrary to Canada’s export controls and economic sanctions...

Canada’s Economic Sanctions Against Syria: More Sanctions To Force Regime Change

On March 5, 2012, Canada imposed further economic sanctions and trade restrictions against Syria and closed the doors of Canada’s Embassy in Damascus.  Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs announced new Regulations Amending...

Please continue to follow us at Canada-US Blog

We are pleased to announce that we have launched Canada-US Blog (at www.canada-usblog.com).  We have experienced difficulties updating and modernizing Trade Lawyers Blog and have made the hard decision to start a new...

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...