Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



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...

Australia in an Anti Dumping quandry

The article from "The Australian" magazine at the link below was penned by a senior Australian Trade Union...

New Rules in Canada for Stopping Goods Contaminated with Foreign Soil

On January 28, 2011, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) released Customs Notice CN-11-001 "Implementation of the Strengthening of the Canada Border Services Agency's Procedures Respecting the Importation of Goods...

Tricks of the Trade - Dealing with FDA

Tricks of the Trade – February 10, 2011The Food & Drug Administration and the New Food Safety Law.

Join us to learn the latest developments at the FDA and how the new food safety law will change how you do business.

This...

Food Safety Law - The Mountain Moved!!!!

Originally published in the January 2011 Journal of Commerce Magazine

In the waning days of an otherwise stagnant time, the lame-duck session of the 111th Congress produced a number of remarkable pieces of legislation. For...

ICC issues new Incoterms 2010

The International Chamber of Commerce ("ICC") (not to be confused with the International Cricket Council) has now released its new "Incoterms 2010" which will come into effect on 1 January 2011.

Incoterms are an...

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...

New South Wales Supreme Court overturns "container detention" decision

According to various reports, the New South Wales Supreme Court has overturned the decision of the New South Wales Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal ("Tribunal") in the DV Kelly case (see our updates of 7 May 2010, 13 May 2010...

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...

A new international regime for intellectual property protection

In an earlier article, I had referred to negotiations regarding the proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement ("ACTA").  At that time, there were reported concerns that it would introduce additional reporting obligations...

The Canada-US Country of Origin Labelling Dispute at WTO Panel this Week

The WTO schedule shows that from September 14-16, 2010, a WTO Dispute Settlement Body Panel first substantive meeting regarding cases DS/384 "United States of America — Certain Country of Origin Labelling (Cool) Requirements"...

International Food Safety Standards Setting

In the June 4, 2010 Federal Register at

edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-13403.htm, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service published information about the next meeting of Codex, the WTO’s sanitary and phytosanitary...

U.S. Pushes Exports - Is It The Right Move?

The Obama Administration has now articulated the President's vision to expand exports significantly over the next five (5) years. To do so, Mr. Obama has established an Export Promotion Cabinet. He has also brought together...

Canada's Supply Management in Agricultural Sector Presents Problems for Canada-EU CETA and TransPacific Economic Partnership Agreement Accession

Jeffery Simpson of the National Post wrote a good article on April 20, 2010 about one of the Canadian thorns in world free trade, Canada's supply management laws, regulations, policies and practices in the agricultural sector. To...

FDA Prior Notice - Common Errors

When filing Prior Notice in advance of the importation into the U.S. of food, FDA has identified the most common errors as:

1) Ultimate consignee is incomplete or wrong;

2) Manufacturer name and address is incomplete or...

Canada Border Services Agency Initiates Antidumping Case Against Greehouse Bell Peppers from the Netherlands

On March 22, 2010, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an antidumping case against greenhouse bell peppers from the Netherlands. I should start with a caveat that Geoff Kubrick of Lang Michener LLP filed the...