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

Monthly Archives: September 2015

Tips re Cybersecurity

Posted in Border Security, Corporate Counsel, Cross-border deals, Government Procurement, Politics

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer recently provided tips to aid individuals to protect themselves from identity theft: Shred all documents containing personal, financial or medical information before you throw them out. Be cautious using debit cards. Don’t use at gas pumps or for shopping online. Don’t respond to e-mails, calls or texts seeking sensitive… Continue Reading

The Canada Border Services Agency Issued A Revised SIMA Reinvestigation Policy

Posted in Antidumping, Trade Remedies

On September 10, 2015, the Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) released revised D-Memorandum D-14-1-8 “Re-investigation Policy – Special Import Measures Act”.  In Canada, the CBSA determines normal values, export prices and subsidy rates at the time of the initial investigation.  If the Canadian International Trade Tribunal issues a positive injury decision, then the final determination… Continue Reading

Did you know that certain exporters must report exports from Canada?

Posted in Border Security, Cross-border deals, Cross-border trade, Export Controls & Economic Sanctions, Exports

It is true.  There are legal requirements to report certain exports from Canada.  On September 1, 2015, the Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) reissued updated D-Memorandum D-20-1-1 “Exporter Reporting” to remind exporters of the rules. Any exporter, including a non-resident exporter may be required to report the goods being exported.  The exporter is the person… Continue Reading

Supreme Court of Canada’s Decision in Chevron – Enforcement of Ecuadorian Court Judgment Can Proceed

Posted in Constitutional Law, Cross-border litigation, Legal Developments, Provincial Courts, Supreme Court of Canada, Uncategorized

Today, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Chevron Corp. v. Yaiguaje (SCC 35682), which is an important international law judgement coming from Canada’s highest court.  Those watching this case will be interested to know that the Supreme Court of Canada held that Ontario has jurisdiction to adjudicate a recognition and enforcement action… Continue Reading

What Foods Can Travelers Import Into Canada?

Posted in Agriculture, Border Security, Customs Law, NEXUS

Travelers often arrive with a suitcase of personal effects, including food and plants.  Canada does not permit anything and everything to be imported into Canada.  Before traveling to Canada (or buying foreign foods outside Canada while on vacation and bringing the yummy foods back to Canada), it is wise to consult with the Canada Border… Continue Reading

Dogs at the Border – What the Canada Border Services Agency Dogs Are Trained to Sniff

Posted in Border Security, Customs Law

The television programs about border security and border patrol have four legged stars – the sniffer/detector dogs. To be honest, I like the commercials with the sniffer/detector dogs sniffing the envelops in the mail center – junk mail, junk mail, junk mail, LSD? These short commercials are helpful in communicating to the public at large… Continue Reading

The CBSA Has Revised D-Memo 14-1-2 Relating to Disclosure of SIMA Duties

Posted in Antidumping, Cross-border trade, Legal Developments, Trade Remedies

On August 27, 2015, the Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) re-issued D-Memorandum D-14-1-2 “Disclosure of Normal Values, Export Prices, and Amounts of Subsidy Established Under the Special Import Measures Act”. The new D-Memo, which supercedes the previous version, is different. The D-Memo primarily applies to importers who must pay applicable antidumping and/or countervailing duties on… Continue Reading