Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



Whistleblower Incentives – Potential Problem for Traders?

When the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Pub.L. 111-203, was signed into law in July 2010, it contained provisions which were designed to encourage whistle blowing, the thinking being that if you...

Air Freight Anti-Trust Cases Multiply

As the anti-trust cases brought by the Justice Dept. involving the airlines and the air freight forwarders continue, especially related to movements between the U.S. and the E.U. and the U.S. and Asia, particularly China and...

Reminder: New Competition Bureau "Made in Canada" Marking Guidelines Come Into Effect July 1, 2010

On December 22, 2009, Canada's Competition Bureau published its Enforcement Guidelines on "Product of Canada" and "Made in Canada" Claims.

Please go to the following link to obtain a copy of the FINAL VERSION on the guidelines -...

Australian competition authority closes further on cartel behaviour and issues guidelines on new provisions

On 28 October 2009 the Australian competition authority (the ACCC)announced that it had commenced action against Thai Airways International in the Federal Court alleging that it had also engaged in price fixing overseas which...

Australian Productivity Commission issues draft Report in Anti-Dumping Inquiry

 

We have previously reported on the Australian Productivity Commission's review of Australia's Anti-Dumping and Counterveiling systems.

On 10 September 2009, the Productivity Commission issue its draft Inquiry Report...

Australian Crime Commission shows criminals at docks and airports

A report in "The Age" newspaper today refers to the results of a 3 year investigation by the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) which has uncovered "serious weaknesses" in the security of ports and airports.

The ACC's "Crime in...

Australian Customs initiate dumping invetsigation on PRC aluminium

By notice in a national newspaper today (24 June 2009) Australian Customs has announced that it has initiated an investigation into the alleged dumping and subsidisation of certain aluminium extrusions exported to Australia from...

Registered design allows action against imports infringing that design

The decision of the Australian Federal Court in LED Technologies Pty Ltd v Elecspress Pty Ltd allowed an action brought by a local of holder of registered designs against the importers of goods produced overseas in breach of the...

Launch of the EFIC Global Readiness Index underlines need for Trade Finance

On 20 April 2009, the Australian Government's Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (EFIC) (see www.efic.gov.au) released it second Global Readiness Index Report (Index) (see www.efic.gov.au/gri/report)

 

The Index...

Competition authorities succeed in actions to gather evidence against SQ and Emirates

As you are all aware, competition authorities around the world have been taking action against alleged price fixing on air cargo services.

 

 

Many airlines here (including QF and BA) have settled, but some (including SQ and...

HURRY- -February 12, 2009 Deadline for Air Cargo Settlement Claims

In poor economic times, make sure you knw whether you are entitled to claim settlement monies and file your claim on time. This is an opportunity for Canadian companies and other companies which have shipped goods by air.

You...

Canadian Pleads Guilty in Gas Price Fixing Case

This posting comes from Keith Cameron ("Cameron") at Lang Michener LLP's Ottawa office -

For years consumers have questioned fluctuating gas prices, wondering how prices could rise and fall overnight and who exactly was...

Good News for Trade Lawyers in Conservative Platform

One week before the Canadian federal election, Prime Minister Harper and the Conservative Party revealed their platform.  The following promises would be interesting from a trade perspective:

- Increased Trade with Emerging...

Customs Update: Big issues roil traders

Customs Update: Big issues roil traders

 

July 2, 2008

 

By Susan Kohn Ross / The JOURNAL of COMMERCE ONLINE©

 

International traders have for the most part been insulated from a lot of the issues roiling "big...

Canada's "Compete to Win" Report Recommends Opening Canada to Foreign Investment

On June 26, 2008, Canada's Competition Policy Review Panel issued its much anticipated "Compete to Win" Report.  The Report was presented to the Minister of Industry who will consider the recommendations.  Foreign...

Canada and the United States Work Together to Combat Cross-Border Deceptive Telemarketing andFraud

On Janaury 15, 2008, the Toronto Strategic Partnership (includes the Canadian Competition Bureau, the Toronto Police Service, the Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, the Ontario Provincial Police, the RCMP, the...