Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



The Canada Border Services Agency Looks At Exports Too

The Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) may detain any goods that are being exported from Canada if the CBSA is concerned that the goods are being exported contrary to Canada’s export controls and economic sanctions...

Canada’s Economic Sanctions Against Syria: More Sanctions To Force Regime Change

On March 5, 2012, Canada imposed further economic sanctions and trade restrictions against Syria and closed the doors of Canada’s Embassy in Damascus.  Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs announced new Regulations Amending...

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...

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...

Who is Caught By Canada's Economic Sanctions and Trade Restrictions Against Libya?

Canada has imposed wide reaching economic sanctions and trade restrictions against Libya. Canada has two sanctions regimes in place against Libya:

1) Multilateral sanctions as agreed by the United Nations imposed pursuant to the...

Who is Caught By Canada's Economic Sanctions and Trade Restrictions Against Iran?

Canada has imposed wide reaching economic sanctions and trade restrictions against Iran. Canada has two sanctions regimes in place against Iran:

1) Multilateral sanctions as agreed by the United Nations imposed pursuant to the...

Is It Time For Canada To End Economic Sanctions/Trade Restrictions Against Burma (Myanmar)?

This is difficult question. Should the Government of Canada cancel the unilateral economic sanctions/trade restrictions imposed against Burma pursuant to the Special Economic Measures Act (Canada) and the Special Economic...

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?...

Canada Imposes Economic Sanctions and Trade Restrictions Against Syria

On May 24, 2011, the Government of Canada, for the first time, imposed economic sanctions and trade restrictions against the Syrian government. The sanctions are in the form of regulations promulgated pursuant to the Special...

GET READY - Changes Are Coming To Canada's Controlled Goods Program Re New ITAR Rules

On May 17, 2011, Canada's Controlled Goods Directorate (division of Public Works and Government Services Canada) issued notice "NOTICE TO CONTROLLED GOODS PROGRAM REGISTRANTS REGARDING INTERNATIONAL TRAFFIC IN ARMS REGULATIONS...

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,...

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...