Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



Doubling Exports In Five Years - How Are We Doing?

Originally published by the Journal of Commerce in July 2011.

In his January 2010 State of the Union address, President Obama announced the goal of doubling U.S. exports in five (5) years. In September 2010, then Commerce...

FDA Expands Its Presence

FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg testified on the Hill in June stating the national roll-out of PREDICT is back on track. Currently, this FDA targeting system is operational in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Seattle...

WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT – THE UK INQUISITION

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...

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...

Higher Walls Around Smaller Yards: The Implications of the Interagency Export Reform Initiative

The above-entitled program took place at the American Bar Association’s International Law Section Spring Meeting in Washington, D.C., on April 8, 2011, and was notable for those who have followed export reform efforts in that the...

Who says a voluntary self-disclosure is enough protection?

David W. Mills, Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Department of Commerce, and his Special Advisor, Robert Rarog, spoke to the Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee,...

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...

Trade Symposium – So Let’s Change the Process?

During the two days of the Customs and Border Protection Trade Symposium, we heard from a number of high level Customs managers, including Alan Bersin, Commissioner, and David Aguilar, Deputy Commissioner. Their message in a...

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...

Export Licensing Enforcement Now Falls on Human Resources Managers.

The lives of Human Resources Managers have recently been significantly complicated by virtue of U.S. immigration authorities (USCIS) issuing the newest version of the Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker. The...

Libya and Economic Sanctions – What Does It Tell Us About the Future?

Originally published in the Journal of Commerce magazine, March 2011

Understandably, the current focus of international news coverage has turned from regime change in Tunisia and Egypt to the events taking place in Libya....

More Changes to U.S. Textile Rules

In the March 17, 2011, Federal Register, U.S. Customs and Border Protection changed the reporting requirements for the manufacturers identification number (MID) for textiles. In amending 19 C.F.R. § 102.23, the MID requirement...

U.S. Government Reorganization for Trade Agencies

On March 11, 2011, President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum to establish the Government Reform for Competitiveness and Innovation Initiative, which is designed to provide input to the President and Congress during the...

Export Scheme Conviction Upheld

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of Zhi Yong Guo for knowingly and willingly conspiring to export and attempt to export controlled thermal imaging cameras without a license.

These thermal...

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...

Cloud Computing – The Next Greatest Thing?

Originally published by the Journal of Commerce Magazine - February 2011

It is impossible to pick up a technology publication these days without seeing yet another article about cloud computing and how it is the next great thing...