Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



A Few of Obstacles Re Canada-EU CETA Negotiations Re Government Procurement Chapter

The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) will be under the microscope during the week of January 17-21, 2011 as the sixth rounds of negotiations take place in Brussels. One of the difficult...

The U.S. and EU Join Japan's WTO Complaint Against Ontario's Green Energy Act

Canada's Globe & Mail newspaper is reporting that "U.S., EU join fight over Ontario’s green energy plan". Shawn Murphy reports "The United States and the European Union emerged on Thursday as latest countries to say they have key...

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"...

Bahamas to Start WTO Accession Working Group Meetings

Bahamas News is reporting that on September 14, 2010, the Bahamas negotiating team will participate in the first WTO Working Group meeting in Geneva concerning the accession of the Bahamas to the WTO. See...

Thai Cigarette WTO Report Will Provide Answers About Related Party Transaction Value

There is a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute that has been flying under world radar because it is between two developing countries, the Philippines and Thailand and a "sin product", being cigarettes. "Thailand — Customs and...

Canada and United States Tentative Agreement on Buy North American Should Be Reason for “Cautious Optimism”

On February 5, 2010, Canada’s Minister of International Trade (Peter Van Loan) and the United States Trade Representative (Ron Kirk) issued a joint statement on Canada-United States government procurement.  This tentative...

Canada and United States: Friends & Trading Partners Agreeing To Renew Vows

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said on February 4, 2010 that "the United States is committed to a rules-based trading system where the American people - and the Congress - can feel confident that when we sign an agreement...

Canada and Yemen Sign Bilateral Agreement Re Yemen's Accession to WTO as Others Continue to Talk

Yemen has announced that on February 3, 2010, Canada and Yemen signed a bilateral agreement relating to Yemen's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO).

The agreement follows a meeting at the WTO of WTO Members relating...

United States Moving Towards Country of Origin Labeling on Fuel

Representative Bruce Braley, D- Iowa has sponsored HR 4512 in the United States House of Representatives, legislation that ultimately requires country of origin labelling on fuel.

Section 3 of the "Country-of-Origin Labeling...

United States and Japan Block WTO Review of Bank Bailouts

Reuters is reporting that at the January 22, 2010 Meeting of the WTO Trade Policy Review Body, the United States and Japan blocked requests by Argentina, Ecuador, Cuba, Brazil, India and China for a future review of trade...

The American Meat Institute Says Not COOL & Supports Canada & Mexico in the COOL Trade Dispute

Food Safety News reports that the American Meat Institute (AMI) is supporting Canada and Mexico in the dispute concerning the United States 2008 Farm Bill country of origin labelling (COOL) rules. The report indicates that the...

What is the Rush? Yemen Reports that Canada and Yemen to Sign Deal Re WTO Accession

According to the Yemen News Agency, representatives from Canada and Yemen met on the week-end and the countries will soon sign a bilateral  agreement concerning Yemen's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). ...

Taiwan Re-Institutes Partial Ban on U.S. Beef Imports

On January 5, 2010, Taiwan's Parliament unanimously passed an amendment to the food health law banning imports of some imports of U.S. beef (e.g., organs, ground beef and other high-risk items).  This step is merely the...

Canada Joins WTO Dispute Against China Re Export Restraints Re Raw Materials

On January 5, 2010, Canada's Minister of International Trade announced that Canada has officially joined the WTO dispute filed by the EU, the US and Mexico against China in respect of export restraints in respect of raw...

WTO Establishes Panel to Hear Canada's Challenge of South Korean Import Ban on Beef

On August 31, 2009, the WTO agreed to establish a dispute settlement panel to consider Canada's challenge against South Korea's ongoing import ban against Canadian beef.

The establishment of the panel follows more than six years...

WTO Dispute Settlement Body Establishes a Panel in China-U.S. Poultry Case

On July 31, 2009, the World Trade Organisation announced that a panel was established of the basis of China's second request for a panel in WT/DS392 'United States - Certain measures affecting imports of poultry from...