Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



Government Procurement Bid Challenges MUST be Filed within 10 Days

On November 5, 2007, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) notified C.B. Richard Ellis Quebec Ltd. (C.B. Richard Ellis) that the CITT was rejecting one of three government procurement bid challenges that it...

Canada Requests New WTO Panel on U.S. Agricultural Subsidies

On November 8, 2007, the Government of Canada announced that it was requesting the establishment of a WTO dispute settlement panel on whether corn farmers in the United States receive trade-distorting agricultural subsidies...

Import Safety - the U.S. view

On Tuesday, November 6th, two noteworthy publications were posted on the Internet. The first was the Action Plan from the President's Import Safety Working Group. It can be found at:...

U.S. dollar falls - what is the impact on Customs value?

In a November 5, 2007 blog entry, Cyndee Cherniak makes the point that Canadian traders need to visit with their professional advisers to make sure they are taking full advantage of the falling U.S. dollar exchange rate. This is...

More Burma/Myanmar sanctions imposed by U.S.

The U.S. has imposed additional sanctions on the Government of Myanmar, formerly Burma, effective October 23, 2007, including

 

“[A]ll property and interests in property of the following persons that are in the United States,...

Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles approve similar clean truck plans

Both plans call for the replacement of more than 16,000 old, polluting trucks with low-emission vehicles by 2012. The question now is how to pay for the program which is expected to cost at least $1.6 billion....

TWIC Update

For the latest information about TWIC implementation, please see www.tsa.gov/what_we_do/layers/twic/index.shtm

China VAT Changes Could Lead to Customs Problems for North American Importers

American importers are expected to exercise reasonable care regarding their import transactions. While the term “reasonable care” does not have an exact definition, it is understood to mean that the declarations made by the...

More Issues with Mexican Trucks

Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment is expected to be in place in the near future to provide real-time tracking of the activities of Mexican trucks in the U.S.  The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is...