Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



Export Licensing Enforcement Now Falls on Human Resources Managers, Too.

Effective November 23, 2010, any company that applies for an H-1B (H-1B, H-1B1, Chile/Singapore), L-1, or O-1A visa for a foreign national through the filing of an I-129 must now certify that there are no International Traffic in...

New Leave and Export Licensing Laws Impact HR Managers

By Veronica Von Grabow, MS&K Labor & Employment Attorney

California Senate Bill 1304 enacted Part 5.5 of the Labor Code, Section 1508, et seq., effective January 1, 2011, which requires employers with 15 or more employees to...

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...

Importers Must Prepare for Canada's New Consumer Protection Laws

On December 15, 2010, Bill C-36 "Canada Consumer Product Safety Act" received Royal Assent in Canada's House of Commons. Bill C-36 passed third reading in the Canadian Senate on December 13, 2010 and previously passed third...

Australian Government announces new steel plan

Our post of 17 June 2009 drew attention to the issue of Australian Customs' Notice No. 2009/25 ("ACN") by the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service ("Customs") and the impending close attention by Customs to the use of...

Project concession to be the subject of close attention by Australian Customs

 

The recent release of Australian Customs Notice No. 2009/25 ("ACN") by the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service ("Customs") is a clear warning to those in industry who use the Enhanced Project By-Law Scheme ("EPBS")...

Is the World Already Heading Down a Protectionist Path?

David McQuarrie has written a very good article for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) on protectism.  Go to the following link - it is a really good read -...

State E-Verify Laws

Thanks to my colleagues in MS&K's Immigration Practice Group for this article -

A growing number of states have enacted legislation or issued executive orders targeted at the employment of undocumented immigrants. Many states...

Government Contractors Given More Time re E-verify

Thank you to my colleage at MS&K, David Rugendorf for this update

 

On January 9, 2009, the US government voluntarily agreed to stay enforcement until February 20, 2009 of its regulations mandating the use of E-Verify for...

Canadian Exporters of Goods to the U.S. Need to Know 10+2 Requirements

On November 24, 2008, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released its long-awaited interim final rule on the Importer Security Filing, also known as the 10+2 rule.  Starting Jan. 26, 2009 (but with an importers...

Do Brazil's Export Processing Zone Laws Bestow an Illegal Export Subsidy?

Recently, Brazil’s House of Representatives approved Provisional Executive Act 418, which promotes the use of export processing zones (ZPEs).  It is suggested that the export processing zones are allowed states in the...

April 28, 2008 CD Howe Institute Policy Seminar - Emerging Market Multinationals

Please fill out the following registration form if you would like to attend the free seminar "Emerging Market Multinationals: How Serious ids the threat to Western Companies?"  Simon J. Evenett, a well known professor of...

Important Legal Development In Canada - Canada Tables Consumer Protection Legislation That Must Be Taken Seriously By Domestic Manufacturers, Importers and Sellers

On April 8, 2008, the Minister of Health tabled in the House of Commons Bill C-52 "An Act respecting the safety of consumer products".  This proposed legislation changes the landscape in Canada to protect individuals by...

News From India - Top 10 BPO Companies

I received the following article written by Sagar Satapathy and thought that it should be shared -

The Elite list of Top Ten BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) Companies in India

BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) has become...

China Law Blog Posting on Criminial Liability and Importing From China

This is the first time that I will refer Trade Lawyers Blog readers to China Law Blog.  China Law Blog has posted an article Bad China Products. Hey, It's a Criminal Thing -...

Export Development Canada Advises that the Confidence of Canadian Exporters is at Low Point

On January 24, 2008, Export Development Canada issued the following news release on the poor state of Canadian exporter confidence:

Exporter Confidence Plummets Amid High Dollar and U.S. Economic Slowdown, Says EDC...