Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



GST/HST Rate Reduction to 5% on Midnight January 1, 2008

Effective midnight on January 1, 2008 (as the crystal ball finishes its drop in Times Square), the rate of Canada's federal goods and services tax (GST) will reduce from 6% to 5%.  In anticipation of the reduction and to...

Entering Canada to Study or Work - Read this Guide

On December 24, 2007, the Canada Border Services Agency issued a new Guide "Entering Canada to Study of Work".  It is a helpful reference guide that informs visitors of the rules to make entry a more pleasant...

CBSA Issues Notice on Burma Economic Sanctions Setting Out Rules With Wide Net

On December 24, 2007, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) issued Customs Notice CN-07-039 "Summary of the Special Import Measures (Burma) Regulations.  Usually, one would not expect that the CBSA would issue a Customs...