Contributing Lawyers


Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross


Andrew Hudson


Australian companies trading overseas face a variety of regulation which governs their operation.  That regulation includes the following:

Australian laws governing trade in Australia;Australian laws governing trade...

Amalgamations and GST/HST

Amalgamations are the combining of one or more corporation to form a new entity.  For example, Corporation A and Corporation B can amalgamate under corporate laws to form Corporation AB.  The assets and liabilities are...

Non-Resident Importers Into Canada Will Have New Compliance Obligations Soon

Non-resident importers of goods into Canada will have new document preparation and maintenance requirements as soon as the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act comes into effect. The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act received...

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 -...

Economist Magazine Ranks Canada as 4th Best To Do Business

I am happy to inform Trade Lawyers Blog readers that Canada has been ranked as the 4th best place in the world to conduct business.

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), which is part of the same company that publishes The...

Ontario Proposes 10 Year Provincial Income Tax Exemption for Qualifying Businesses that Commercialize Intellectual Property

In the 2008 Ontario Budget delivered by Minister of Finance, Dwight Duncan on March 25, 2008, Ontario proposed a new 10-year income tax exemption for new corporations that commercialize intellectual property in Ontario developed...

Ontario Announces Land Transfer Tax Refund Program Expansion

Effective December 13, 2007, the Government of Ontario will give first-time home buyers or newly constructed and resale homes a refund on up to $2,000 of the land transfer tax paid in connection with the acquisition. ...

Ontario Announces More Tax Reductions, Film Tax Credits and Investments in Ontario Business

On December 13, 2007, the Government of Ontario started handing out holiday goodies in the form of investments and tax reduction.

The proposed tax reduction goodies included:

The elimination of capital tax rates for Ontario...

Canadian Dollar Hits 1.0617, A 130 Year High

On October 31, 2007, the Canadian dollar closed at its highest point in 130 years - at $1.0617 to a U.S. dollar.  The increase is, in part, the result of the U.S. Federal Reserve rate cut.  Canadians are not talking...