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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Time to Go Cross Border Shopping – Canada Increases Traveller Exemption Limits

Posted in Border Security, Customs Law

On March 29, 2012, Canada’s Minister of Finance tabled the 2012 Budget and 2012 Economic Action Plan and announced increases in the traveller exemption limits for returning Canadians and residents of Canada.  The following statement is on page 108 of the 2012 Economic Action Plan: Increasing Travellers’ Exemptions Economic Action Plan 2012 proposes to increase… Continue Reading

Canada’s 2012 Federal Budget Contains a Shocker for the Trade Remedies Bar

Posted in Trade Remedies

On March 29, 2012, Canada’s Minister of Finance delivered the federal budget.  On page 108 of the 2012 Economic Action Plan, the following announcement is made: Streamlining Canada’s Trade Remedy System Economic Action Plan 2012 proposes to consolidate Canada’s trade remedy investigation functions into one organization, under the Canadian International Trade Tribunal. Canada’s continued support… Continue Reading

Would You Like to Appeal a SIMA Decision Relating to Aluminum Extrusions?

Posted in Trade Remedies

On March 17, 2009, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (“CITT”) made an injury finding in respect of certain aluminum extrusions originating in or exported from China (NQ-2008-003) and issued an order to collect antidumping and countervailing duties.  On April 1, 2009, the CITT issued its reasons for its decision. Since March 17, 2009, the Canada… Continue Reading

Canadians Living In Border Cities at Risk for NEXUS Pass Confiscations

Posted in Border Security, Customs Law, Uncategorized

Many Canadians who live in border cities (such as Windsor, Niagara Falls) are more likely to have a NEXUS pass.  Many Canadians who live in border cities work in the United States and travel back and forth across the border on a daily basis.  Given that individuals are human and humans make mistakes, the Canadians… Continue Reading

The Canada Border Services Agency Looks At Exports Too

Posted in Export Controls & Economic Sanctions, Uncategorized

The Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) may detain any goods that are being exported from Canada if the CBSA is concerned that the goods are being exported contrary to Canada’s export controls and economic sanctions laws.  This happens with increasing frequency these days. A number of clients have received notifications from the CBSA that their… Continue Reading

Canada’s Economic Sanctions Against Syria: More Sanctions To Force Regime Change

Posted in Export Controls & Economic Sanctions

On March 5, 2012, Canada imposed further economic sanctions and trade restrictions against Syria and closed the doors of Canada’s Embassy in Damascus.  Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs announced new Regulations Amending the Special Economic Measures (Syria) Regulations to stop almost all financial transactions.  The new rule is Rule 11 below and exemptions relating to… Continue Reading