Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



More Changes to U.S. Textile Rules

In the March 17, 2011, Federal Register, U.S. Customs and Border Protection changed the reporting requirements for the manufacturers identification number (MID) for textiles. In amending 19 C.F.R. § 102.23, the MID requirement...

Learn the Tricks of the Trade

Join MS+K for this special seminar series presented by Su Ross and designed to give you every advantage in navigating federal trade regulations and agencies while controlling...

Noncompliance Headaches Continue

It has long been understood that achieving 100% trade compliance with textile and wearing apparel imports has been challenging for both Customs and the trade community. In a recent presentation, Janet Labuda, the U.S. Customs and...

Canadian Exporters Should Be Mindful of USCBP NAFTA Compliance Initiatives

A number of customs attorneys in the United States have been warning me that the United States Customs and Border Patrol (USCBP) are stepping up enforcement activities under NAFTA. I have been informed by very reliable sources...

Australian AAT issues decision in major bed linen TCO case and opens the way for major refunds

The Australian Administrative Appeals Tribunal (“AAT”) handed down an important decision yesterday which opens the way for importers of certain bed linen to claim up to $70 million in customs duty refunds.

 

The case, General...

The ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement to start on 1 January 2010. What should traders be doing now!

Although it has been the subject of some media coverage, we are pleased to provide the following reminder as to the commencement of the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement ("AANZFTA") on 1 January 2010.

The AANZFTA...

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Priorities

On its website, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has clearly articulated its trade priorities for the current fiscal year. In alphabetical order, they are:

 1) Agriculture;

 2) Antidumping and Countervailing...

Canadian Textile Reference Re Certain Trousers Lining

On June 4, 2008, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) announced that it was conducting an investigation into the appropriateness of reducing or removing the customs duty on importations from all countries of a...

Canada's CITT Recommends that the Minister of Finance Eliminate Tariffs on Certain Tuxedo Fabrics

On Febuary 5, 2008, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) recommended to the Minister of Finance that tariff relief be granted as soon as possible, for an indeterminate period of time, on importations from all...

More Advance Data Elements Required - 10 + 2 Formally Proposed

Carrying out the mandate of Congress in the SAFE Port Act to obtain more data elements prior to the arrival of shipments, Customs published its Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) regarding 10 + 2 in the Federal Register on...

Canadian International Trade Tribunal Gets Former Trade Lawyer as the New Chairman

On December 17, 2007, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) announced that Mr. Serge Frechette has been appointed to the position of Chairman of the CITT. Mr. Frechette replaced Mr. Pierre Gosselin, whose term at...

Canada's CITT To Conduct an Investigation Whether to Remove Tariffs on Polyester Tuxedo Facing

On November 21, 2007, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) announced that it was conducting an investigation into the appropriateness of reducing or removing the customs duty on importations from all countries...

Canada's CITT To Conduct an Investigation Whether to Remove Tariffs on Textures Polypropylene Multifilament Yarn

On October 18, 2007, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT)announced that it was conducting an investigation into the appropriateness of reducing or remiving the customs duty on importantions from all countries of...

Canada's Canadian International Trade Tribunal Has A Vacancy - Are You Qualified?

On October 9, 2007, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal published a notice of vacancy.  The Canadian International Trade Tribunal is looking for a new Chairman for the Tribunal who lives in Ottawa or the Ottawa...

A Successful Textile Reference May be Worth The Effort

Further to a textile reference case under section 19 of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act (CITT Act), on August 27, 2007, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) recommended that the Minister of Finance grant...