Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



Canadian Businesses Who Trade Services with the EU May Have A Right To Compensatory Relief

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AS THERE MAY BE AN OPPORTUNITY TO RECEIVE COMPENSATORY RELIEF (THIS DOES NOT MEAN A PAYMENT OF MONEY)

The deadline for submitting views is January 4, 2008.

In the December 8, 2007 issue of the Canada...

Canada Reduces NEXUS and FAST Fees

On November 29, 2007, the Canada Border Services Agency issued Customs Notice CN-07-034 "Reduction of the Fee for the NEXUS and Free and Secure trade (FAST) Commercial Driver Program Under the Presentation of Persons (2003)...

Use of Business Numbers by Non-commercial Importers and One-Time Commercial Importers

On December 7, 2007, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) issued Customs Notice CN-07-036 "Use of Business Numbers by Non-commercial Importers and One-time Commercial Importers" to remind the importing community that...

The CBSA Announces that the Grace Period of Certain ACI AMPs Remain in Effect

On November 27, 2007, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) released Customs Notice CN-033 "Advance Commercial Information", which announces that "[t]he current grace period for Advance Commercial Information (ACI) specific...

Canadian International Trade Tribunal Gets Former Trade Lawyer as the New Chairman

On December 17, 2007, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) announced that Mr. Serge Frechette has been appointed to the position of Chairman of the CITT. Mr. Frechette replaced Mr. Pierre Gosselin, whose term at...

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...