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

Monthly Archives: May 2013

Conflict Minerals Update

Posted in Aerospace & Defence, Buy America, Corporate Counsel, Cross-border deals, Cross-border trade, Customs Law, Energy, Government Procurement, Trade Agreeements

With the first disclosures due on May 31, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has still not given industry a sense of when any guidance will be published. As such, publicly traded companies are still left to figure out how best to comply.  The immediate impact, of course, is on those companies required to… Continue Reading

Customs Broker Convicted

Posted in Criminal Law, Customs Law, FCPA/Anti-Corruption, NAFTA, Trade Agreeements, Trade Remedies

As Customs and Border Protection (CBP) continues its efforts to modernize the regulatory framework which governs customs brokerage, disturbing news has again arise about misdeeds by one customs broker. Specifically, Alejandro Santos of Laredo, Texas has pled guilty to three counts: entry of goods falsely classified (misstating country of origin to reduce duty) (18 U.S.C…. Continue Reading

California’s Proposed “Made in California” Labels Law is State Protectionism

Posted in Buy America, Cross-border trade, Legal Developments, Politics, State Governments

Canada-US Blog has received the following information from Birgit Matthiesen, Special Advisor to the President and CEO of the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters: The Los Angeles Times reports that “there are in-state manufacturers that want to see the adoption of an official label that declares Made in California. State Sen. Ellen M. Corbett (D-San Leandro)… Continue Reading