Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



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...

Canada Border Services Agency is Juiced to Verify Tariff Classification Compliance of Juice Importers

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is targeting juice in its 2011 national priorities for post-release trade compliance verifications. This is the second year for this verification target because significant non-compliance...

The Canada Border Servcies Agency Are "Enforcers" - So Why Do Importers Answer Questions Without Thinking?

Why do importers feel the need to immediately pick up telephone and call the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) when they hear from their customs broker that the CBSA is asking questions about particular import transactions?...

Trade Symposium – Interagency Cooperation

Al Gina, the new Customs and Border Protection Assistant Commissioner, International Trade, moderated the session at the CBP Trade Symposium. He talked about the Border Interagency Cooperation Council. It’s initial meeting last...

Intellectual property pirates to face new border controls

Over time we have provided various updates on the rights of holders of intellectual property to seize goods at the border arising out of alleged breaches of copyright or trademark legislation.  Those holding intellectual...

The door is not closed on container detention fee issues

The issue of container detention fees remains a real problem for freight forwarders, customs brokers and importers.  It has certainly been the subject of many presentations and questions at CBFCA State Conventions and Member...

New Bills to have an impact on industry

Industry needs to be aware of the progress of two new Bills introduced into Federal Parliament on 23 March 2011 which will have an impact on their operations.

The first Bill is the Customs Amendment (Export Controls and Other...

The rights and liabilities of the unknowing Consignee

Introduction

 

There has been significant debate and discussion about the right and liabilities of parties to shipping contracts for container detention or damage charges.  In the majority of cases, the parties involved are...

Glaxo Lawyer’s Indictment Dismissed

In November 2010, we reported the indictment of Lauren Stevens, former in-house lawyer at Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK). The FDA claimed doctors were marketing a drug for off-brand uses, i.e., uses other than those approved...

What Will Implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Look Like?

While it is still early in the process, and the FDA already has competing demands on its limited staff, including a plethora of reports that must be submitted to Congress over the next couple of years, some signs are starting to...

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...

Canadian Tariff Classification Numbers May Differ From U.S. Tariff Classification Numbers

It is not uncommon for U.S. exporters to provide to Canadian importers the H.S. tariff classification number for a good that is the number to be used or was used when the goods enter/entered the United States - and not provide...

Tom Fox/Jonathan Marks 13 Steps Compliance Action Plan

My friend Tom Fox has recently posted two posts on FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog:

1. Jonathan Marks' 13 Step FCPA Compliance Action Plan (January 11, 2011) -...

Fail to Declare Goods at the Canadian Border - Lose Your NEXUS Pass

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is taking a hard line with Canadians who do not make complete and truthful accounting of the goods acquired or received while outside Canada. If you are a NEXUS pass holder and you...

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...