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The ABCs of Canadian Border/Customs Laws

Posted in Border Security, Cross-border trade, Customs Law, Export Controls & Economic Sanctions, GST/HST, Harmonization, NEXUS, Tax, Trade Agreeements

As 2014 begins, we want importers in to Canada to succeed in their cross-border trade activities.  Here is an alphabetical guide to some the relevant Canadian customs/border issues. A =  Ascertained Forfeitures – The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will issue an assessment based on best information available if they do not have the item. … Continue Reading

NEXUS Travelers Must Carefully Maintain Receipts Over Thanksgiving

Posted in Border Security, Cross-border trade, Customs Law, Tax

Black Friday and Thanksgiving week-end often ends in tears and frustration as Canadian travelers run into difficulties at Canada-US border crossings and at airports. Canadians join in the U.S. tradition of bargain shopping on Black Friday and over Thanksgiving week-end.  Problems arise when Canadians do not have all of their receipts in order from their shopping trip. … Continue Reading

Inquiry to be Held on Subsidization of Canadian Ports

Posted in Anti-Trust/Competition Law, Cross-border trade, Politics, Tax

By: Chuck Andary, University of Windsor law student Upon receiving complaints from American ports, the Federal Maritime Commission will hold an inquiry on Canadian ports and whether they are being unfairly subsidized. The ports in question are off the coast of British Columbia and are seeing increased business compared to their American competitors. The central… Continue Reading