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...

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...

Who is Caught By Canada's Economic Sanctions and Trade Restrictions Against Libya?

Canada has imposed wide reaching economic sanctions and trade restrictions against Libya. Canada has two sanctions regimes in place against Libya:

1) Multilateral sanctions as agreed by the United Nations imposed pursuant to the...

Canada Is Likely To Freeze Assets of Libyan Regime (Soon)

On June 14, 2011, the Canadian House of Commons voted to recognize the Libyan rebel government, the National Transitional Council (TNC) as the legitimate representative of the Libyan people.

What this means is that the...

Who is Caught By Canada's Economic Sanctions and Trade Restrictions Against Iran?

Canada has imposed wide reaching economic sanctions and trade restrictions against Iran. Canada has two sanctions regimes in place against Iran:

1) Multilateral sanctions as agreed by the United Nations imposed pursuant to the...

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...

Can a "Purchaser in Canada" for Canadian Customs Purposes Change Status?

Can a "purchaser in Canada" as that term is defined for customs purposes in Canada undergo changes and no longer satisfy the criteria in the Value for Duty Regulations?  Yes

Subsection 48(1) of the Customs Act (Canada)...

Export Development Canada Asks For Signed Declaration Re Anti-Corruption Compliance

The Export Development Corporation (EDC) asks entities with which it does business to make certifications regarding compliance with Canadian and other anti-corruption/anti-bribery laws.  Pursuant to the Corruption of Public...

The Gloves Come Off: The Canada Border Services Agency Continues to Target Glove Imports

As discussed in my May 28, 2011 blog post entitled "The CBSA's Trade Compliance Post Release Verification Hit List of 2011", the Canada Border Services Agency is targeting gloves for tariff classification and tariff treatment....

The CBSA Is Targeting Tools, Implements, Cutlery, Spoons and Forks of Base Metals in 2011 National Priorities

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is targeting tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks of base metals and parts in its 2011 national priorities for post-release trade compliance verifications.  This is an...

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-EFTA FTA Verifications Are Different Than NAFTA

The Canada - European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Free Trade Agreement (Canada-EFTA FTA) does not follow the NAFTA model for origin verifications. In some respects, the Canada-EFTA FTA model is better for Canadian importers as...

The Canadian Border Services Agency To Look Closely At Stone/Articles of Stone Imports

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is targeting stone and articles of stone in its 2011 national priorities for post-release trade compliance verifications. The H.S. tariff classification code that the CBSA has indicated...

Importers of Tires Into Canada To Come Under CBSA Scrutiny

As far as I know, Canada does not have imminent plans to initiate a China-specific safeguard case against tires from China. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has a different focus. The CBSA has included motor car, bus and...

The Canada Border Services Agency Is Reviewing Imports of Aluminum Goods

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is busy in its role as the enforcer of anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT). On March 19, 2009, the CITT issued an anti-dumping...