Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



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...

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...

Trade Symposium – So Let’s Change the Process?

During the two days of the Customs and Border Protection Trade Symposium, we heard from a number of high level Customs managers, including Alan Bersin, Commissioner, and David Aguilar, Deputy Commissioner. Their message in a...

New Bills to have an impact on industry

Industry needs to be aware of the progress of two new Bills introduced into Federal Parliament on 23 March 2011 which will have an impact on their operations.

The first Bill is the Customs Amendment (Export Controls and Other...

U.S. Government Reorganization for Trade Agencies

On March 11, 2011, President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum to establish the Government Reform for Competitiveness and Innovation Initiative, which is designed to provide input to the President and Congress during the...

Cloud Computing – The Next Greatest Thing?

Originally published by the Journal of Commerce Magazine - February 2011

It is impossible to pick up a technology publication these days without seeing yet another article about cloud computing and how it is the next great thing...

Canada's Auto Industry & Auto Parts Industry Concerned About Korea FTA

On February 18, 2011, Canada's auto industry met with Canada's Industry Minister about the Canada-Korea FTA negotiations. The meeting included representatives from five automobile manufacturers in Canada and representatives from...

The ABCs of the Canada-EU CETA Negotiations

This blog posting on the ABCs of the Canada-European Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) can be adapted for most free trade agreement negotiations. As the 6th Round Canada-EU CETA negotiations is starting on January...

CTT Christmas- New Year Update – 2010

In accordance with seasonal tradition, we thought we would bring you an update as to current developments as we reach the end of 2010.

International Developments

 

Australia has been involved with a number of recent...

Canada Border Services Agency Issues D-Memo on Importation of Energy Using Goods

On January 6, 2011, the Canada Border Services Agency ("CBSA") issued D-Memo D-19-6-3 "Importation of Energy Using Products", which sets out the CBSA's administrative policies concerning limitations of the importation of certain...

Canada's Free Trade Negotiators Seek Input Re Canada-India CEPA Negotiations

On January 6, 2011, the Canada's Minister of Trade, Peter Van Loan, met with Canada's Indo-Canadian community and indicated that the Harper Government wants to learn what they would like to see in a free trade agreement. Here is...

CPSC Report to Congress re CPSIA

On January 15, 2010, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) released its report which contains recommendations for reforming the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). The report begins by summarizing some recent...

CPSIA Updated re Lead in Electronic Products

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has amended the CPSIA by exempting electronic products from the lead limitation provided by Section 101(b)(2) provided the component part is not accessible "if it is not physically exposed...

Reading the Tea Leaves in the EU-India FTA Negotiations to Anticipate Issues for Canada-EU CETA

News Centre reports that India and the EU free trade agreement negotiators will meet next week after the Canadian delegation leaves Brussels. The India-Eu FTA negotiations started in 2007 and the negotiators are on the Seventh...