Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



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) -...

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...

Canadian Manufacturers (and U.S. Manufacturers/Exporters) May Have A New Mechanism to Stop Unsafe Imports Into Canada

The new Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, which received Royal Assent in December 2010 (also known as Bill C-36) may present an opportunity for Canadian manufacturers to stop or impede imports of unsafe goods. The Canada...

Canada Border Services Agency Issues D-Memo on Importation of Energy Using Goods

On January 6, 2011, the Canada Border Services Agency ("CBSA") issued D-Memo D-19-6-3 "Importation of Energy Using Products", which sets out the CBSA's administrative policies concerning limitations of the importation of certain...

Importers Must Prepare for Canada's New Consumer Protection Laws

On December 15, 2010, Bill C-36 "Canada Consumer Product Safety Act" received Royal Assent in Canada's House of Commons. Bill C-36 passed third reading in the Canadian Senate on December 13, 2010 and previously passed third...

ALERT: Foreign Manufacturers: Manufacturers of Electrical Products DISTRIBUTED in Ontario MUST Register by August 30, 2009

The Ontario Electrical Safety Authority (the ESA) is requiring ALL manufacturers (domestic and foreign) of electrical products DISTRIBUTED in ONTARIO to register.

At the start of this post, I will acknowledge that this looks...

Twittering During Presentation on Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

I have a Twitter account "CyndeeLaw". After reading a post by Seth Godin last week, I thought I would Twitter during the presentation I attending this morning on the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement...

Canada Introduces Electronic Commerce Protection Act to Stop Spam

On April 24, 2009, Canada's Minister of Industry announced that the government has introduced Bill C-27 An Act to promote the efficiency and adaptability of the Canadian economy by regulating certain activities that discourage...

Canada Reintroduces Sweeping Federal Consumer Protection Legislation

On January 29, 2009, the Canadian federal government introduced in the House of Commons the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA), for first reading.  The CCPSA has been assigned the identifier Bill C-6.

Following...

HURRY- -February 12, 2009 Deadline for Air Cargo Settlement Claims

In poor economic times, make sure you knw whether you are entitled to claim settlement monies and file your claim on time. This is an opportunity for Canadian companies and other companies which have shipped goods by air.

You...

Canada Returned Bad Peanut Shipment 9 Months Ago

Once and a while a trade lawyer comes across a story of how the import laws saved lives.  This is means international trade can save lives because another set of eyes are watching out for consumers.  When the domestic...

Canada to Focus on Food and Consumer Product Safety

In the November 19, 2008 Throne Speech, the Government of Canada signalled that it would revive legislation put forward in Parliament prior to the election relating to food safety and consumer product safety.  The Throne...

Call to Canadians - Seek Access to ACTA Negotiations Information

The Counterfeit Blog posted the following post on September 27, 2008 -

EFF Sues USTR Over ACTA and FOIA

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Public Knowledge filed suit September 18 against the U.S. Trade...

Guest Post on Auto Lemon Laws

When Car Troubles Become Lemon Troubles

By Sergei Lemberg

 

There are few things more frustrating in life than not having a car you can depend on. After all, you need your vehicle to get to work, to take the kids to school and...

Canada's Privacy Commissioner's News Release on Enhanced Drivers' Licenses

News Release

Enhanced driver’s licences concern Canada’s privacy guardians

Federal-Provincial-Territorial Meeting of Information and Privacy Commissioners and Ombudsmen

VICTORIA, February 5, 2008 – Plans to ...