Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



Buy American Update

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the Recovery Act) has caused a lot of consternation and hand-wringing by American companies and our trading partners because of its Buy American provisions, but is that concern...

Homeland Security and the Private Sector

Originally published by the Journal of Commerce

On March 3 and 4, 2010, the American Bar Association’s 5th Annual Homeland Security Conference was held in Washington, D.C. This year’s program had a number of high level speakers,...

Aggressive Intellectual Property Enforcement

It has long been the case that U.S. Customs and Border Protection will stop an import shipment if there is a question about what license rights the importer holds. The same is true with exports. Now, however, we are...

NAFTA Audits – Differences

In a recent posting my colleague, Cyndee Cherniak spoke about NAFTA audits and things prudent Canadian companies will do to prepare for them. It is worth noting that such audits are done quite differently in the U.S. Oh, the...

Did You Know You Made Money?

As the tax reporting deadline nears for many companies, CBP has started a new trend. It is sending out Forms 1099-C, which are issued by a creditor to a debtor when a debt is forgiven. How, you ask, could this apply to a Customs...

Fusion Forming at ICE?

We have heard a lot about fusion centers in the context of immigration issues, wherein government at all levels communicates and coordinates its efforts. It would appear that cooperative spirit is spreading.

In a February 19,...

Social Media Postings Lead to Liability?

Does your company maintain a website or blog? Do you allow your employees to blog? Can those postings lead to liability? Every form of website posting is a form of advertising. Does your company have a policy about what can and...