Canada-U.S. Blog Trade Lawyers Cyndee Todgham Cherniak and Susan K. Ross

Monthly Archives: October 2011

Canadian Government Consulting Canadians Re Canada-Israel FTA Expansion

Posted in Canada's Federal Government, Cross-border trade, Intellectual Property, Legal Developments, Uncategorized

Canada.com is reporting in an article entitled “Calling for c0mments on Canada-Israel free trade” that the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade have asked for comments on the expansion of the existing Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement by December 30, 2011.  The Canada-Israel FTA is one of Canada’s shortest free trade agreements – so there is… Continue Reading

Protecting Your Intellectual Property

Posted in Intellectual Property

At a recent program in Los Angeles, “IP Meets Pacific Rim, ” Perry Woo of Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI,” previously Immigration and Customs Enforcement) and Anne Maricich of Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) described ways companies can protect their IP rights which are worth repeating. Mr. Woo, Assistant Special Agent in Charge in the Los… Continue Reading

Canada-US Perimeter Security Deal: Worth the Hype?

Posted in Border Security, Canada's Federal Government, Cross-border deals, Cross-border trade, Uncategorized

By: Chuck Andary,Windsor Law Student To be fair, I didn’t really know what to expect with this deal – especially with regards to how it would affect me, someone who crosses the border a couple of times per month. From the lead-up, however, one could reasonably have expected something grand, something that integrated border security… Continue Reading

Changes re Liquidation Notices

Posted in Customs Law

At a webinar on Friday, October 7th, Cindy Allen of Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) office spoke about planned changes regarding liquidation information. As has been previously reported, for money-saving reasons, CBP is doing way with mailing courtesy notices of liquidation to importers as each entry liquidates. While perhaps understandable as… Continue Reading

SEC Names Top FCPA Cop

Posted in FCPA/Anti-Corruption

There is no question that for several years now, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been working closely with the Dept. of Justice to prosecute companies that bribe government officials. In the context of consolidating its efforts, the SEC created a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Unit which has been highly successful. One needs… Continue Reading

No More Bonds

Posted in Customs Law, Trade Remedies

One of the areas where revenue collections have taken a hit for the U.S. government has been with antidumping and countervailing duties. That will now come to something of an end. In the Federal Register dated October 3, 2011, the International Trade Administration of the Dept. of Commerce (ITA) published a change to its procedures…. Continue Reading