Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



Update: Export Controls & ITARs and Dual & Third Party National Rules

On January 18, 2011, I co-chaired a panel discussion hosted at the Canadian Embassy in Washington entitled "Perspectives on the Revised ITAR Provisions on Dual and Third Country Nationals".  The American Bar Association,...

A Few of Obstacles Re Canada-EU CETA Negotiations Re Government Procurement Chapter

The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) will be under the microscope during the week of January 17-21, 2011 as the sixth rounds of negotiations take place in Brussels. One of the difficult...

When the Canadian Government Says "We do not wish to commit further resources to this matter", It Means Time Period For Government Procurement Bid Challenge Starts

On December 1, 2010 the Canadian International Trade Tribunal made a decision in the government procurement bid challenge case filed by Dataintro Software Limited (CITT File No. PR-2010-077). For a copy of the case, please use...

Update on insulation and container detention claims

Background

 

I thought it would be useful to provide the following summary on the status of claims associated with the Federal Government Home Insulation Scheme and efforts to recover allegedly excessive container detention...

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...

EU Request to Include Canadian Provinces May Be Obstacle to Canada-EU CETA Agreement

The European Union required that the Canadian provinces be at the negotiating tables where Canadian and EU officials negotiated the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement. This was a good idea seeing that important...

Canadian International Trade Tribunal Determines Health Care Services NOT Covered in Procurement Agreements

Talk about perfect timing! The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) issued a decision on October 13, 2010 in the case of Bayshore Healthcare Ltd. (doing business as Bayshore Home Health) (PR-2010-065). The timing of the...

Domino Effect: British Columbia Municipalities Concerns About Canada-EU CETA Negotiations May Mean More Trouble for Campbell Government

An interesting article has been posted on Pacific Free Press entitled "Stopping CETA Undermining Canadian Law". No wonder it caught my attention. For a copy, please go to...

There Is More Than A Volcanic Ash Cloud Hanging Over the Canada-EU CETA Negotiations

During the week of April 19, 2010, Canada and the EU scheduled the third round of negotiations of the Canada- European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) in Ottawa, Canada. On April 20, 2010, Canada's...

Some News on the Canada-EU CETA Negotiations - Ontario Is the Problem Child

Doug Saunders has written an article in Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper entitled "Ontario foot-dragging imperils Canada-EU trade pact, officials say", which appeared on March 31, 2010. Please go to the following link -...

Canadian International Trade Tribunal Awards Costs Against the Complainant in Failed Bid Challenge

On March 18, 2010, in the case of BMT Fleet Technology Limited v. Department of Public Works and Government Services Canada (CITT File No. PR-2009-063), the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) dismissed the case because...

Suppliers to the Ontario Government Will Have to Start Charging HST As Early As May 1, 2010

As the present time, the Ontario Government does not pay goods and services tax on any supplies of property and services. The reason is that the Federal Government does not currently pay goods and services tax is that it cannot,...

Canada and United States Tentative Agreement on Buy North American Should Be Reason for “Cautious Optimism”

On February 5, 2010, Canada’s Minister of International Trade (Peter Van Loan) and the United States Trade Representative (Ron Kirk) issued a joint statement on Canada-United States government procurement.  This tentative...

Canada and United States: Friends & Trading Partners Agreeing To Renew Vows

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said on February 4, 2010 that "the United States is committed to a rules-based trading system where the American people - and the Congress - can feel confident that when we sign an agreement...

Canada-EU CETA Update #2: What Do Canadian Negotiators Need to Know

My good friend Riyaz Dattu (and Peter Glossop) at Oslers is reporting that:

Canadian officials are anxious to receive input from Canadian business. Businesses should consider both their defensive trade strategies in adjusting to...

Canada's CITT Dismisses Procurement Complaint re Services as Below Threshholds

On January 5, 2010, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal made a decision to not initiate a inquiry into a procurement bid challenge filed at A-1 Cleaners against the Department of National Defence for cleaning and janitorial...