Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



Recent Changes to Canada's Customs Act

On June 23, 2009, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) published information about recent changes to the Customs Act (Canada).  Bill S-2 recently received Royal Assent.

The key amendments allow the CBSA to fully...

Canada Reviewing Export Reporting Systems

On June 12, 2009, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) notified in Customs Notice CN-09-013 "Export Summary Reporting Program Review"; that the CBSA is currently reviewing its Summary Reporting Program. The purpose of this...

Australian Crime Commission shows criminals at docks and airports

A report in "The Age" newspaper today refers to the results of a 3 year investigation by the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) which has uncovered "serious weaknesses" in the security of ports and airports.

The ACC's "Crime in...

Australia Follows Canadian Lead in Bringing an Anti-dumping Case Against Aluminum Extrusions from China

The Australian Customs & Border Protection Service has launched an anti-dumping and countervailing investigation into allegations Chinese producers have been dumping aluminium products in Australia at prices below market value....

Bill C-47 Is Problematic for Lawyers as Currently Drafted

On June 2009, the Canada's Minister of Public Safety introduced Bill C-47 "An Act regulating telecommunication facilities to support investigations" in the House of Commons. To read a copy of Bill C-47, please go to the following...

Canada Implements New Suppression of Terrorism Regulations

On June 18, 2009, Canada's Governor-in Council passed and the Regulations Amending the Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on the Suppression of Terrorism (Miscellaneous Program) entered into force. The...

Canada Repeals Arms Embargo and Sanctions Against Rwanda

On June 4, 2009, the Canadian Governor-in-Council passed the Regulations Repealing the United Nations Rwanda Regulations (SOR/2009-170, P.C. 2009-871).  As a result, Canada has repealed its economic sanctions relating to...

Australian Customs initiate dumping invetsigation on PRC aluminium

By notice in a national newspaper today (24 June 2009) Australian Customs has announced that it has initiated an investigation into the alleged dumping and subsidisation of certain aluminium extrusions exported to Australia from...