Contributing Lawyers


Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross


Andrew Hudson

Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009

Given the expanding concern about the safety of the U.S. food supply, Congress is again taking action to change the rules. From what we have seen so far, those changes are likely to be dramatic and potentially quite costly,...

Energy Cap and Trade Likely to Increase Tariffs

The American Clean Energy and Security Act, H.R. 2454, is awaiting action in the U.S. Senate. Certainly, seeking to clean up the environment is a good and proper goal. But is this bill, as proposed, the way to accomplish that...

Due Dili- What?

Originally published in the Journal of Commerce -

Customs brokers and importers have long operated under the reasonable care/responsible supervision standards. Exporters and freight forwarders have been required to meet...


Originally printed in the Journal of Commerce -

As the new year begins, many trade professionals wonder what is 2010 likely to hold? One can never be sure how events will unfold, but from what we know right now, it will be...

Creating New Law?

In the past, we have commented on the expansion of tools available to federal authorities for the prosecution of export violations. Specifically, 18 U.S.C. § 554 allows prosecution of any individual or entity for...

FDA Expands To Mexico

The FDA has announced the opening of an office in Mexico City to help ensure the safety of food and medical products entering the United States from Mexico. In making the announcement, FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg...

GSP and ATPA Extension Enacted

The President has now signed into law

H.R. 4282, which, among other things, extends the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) and Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA) programs from December 31, 2009, to December 31, 2010. If...