Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



What is "National Treatment"?

There is a lot of talk in the media about the "Buy America" provisions making their way through the legislative process in the United States.  Commentators are saying that the "Buy America" provisions breach the...

Is the World Already Heading Down a Protectionist Path?

David McQuarrie has written a very good article for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) on protectism.  Go to the following link - it is a really good read -...

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...

Obama Orders Further Regulatory Review

In addition to the Emanuel and OMB memos previously issued, the Obama Administration has also issued a directive to all agency and department heads to cooperate with OMB in reviewing how regulations are crafter. Specifically, the...

CPSC Stays Testing Enforcement

Recognizing that neither the Commission nor the public was ready, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has stayed the testing requirements originally due to take effect on February 15, 2009. See CPSC Notice Re Stay Of...

APHIS Agrees To Delay Lacey Act Implementation

Realizing that it was asking too much, too soon, and there were too many open questions, APHIS has agreed to delay full implementation of the Lacey Act changes. In the February 3, 2008 Federal Register, at Lacey Act Roll Out,...