September 2011

With the elimination of the courtesy notices of liquidation (CBP Form 4333-A) as proposed by Customs taking effect on September 30, 2011, importers are going to be forced to have ACE portal accounts in order to learn when entries are liquidated. Customs will store data in ACE about entries filed in the current fiscal year

Are you covered by S657 – the new California law requiring retailers and manufacturers to inform the public about their efforts to combat slavery and human trafficking? Whether or not you think the California Legislature has improperly stuck its nose into international affairs, the fact remains the law takes effect on January 1, 2012. Human

Originally published by the Journal of Commerce in September 2011.

In the August 17, 2011 Federal Register, Customs announced it was eliminating paper courtesy notices of liquidation (CBP Form 4333-A). It claims to be spending $3+ million a year in printing and mailing these notices which advise importers when individual entries are liquidated or finalized.

By: Amanda Fowler, University of Windsor law student

Alberta’s oil sands have become a popular component of the trade relationship between Canada and the United States. As a Canadian citizen growing up in Southern Ontario, the developments with oil sands production has not been a direct provincial concern. However, after learning about the interconnected nature

By: Chuck Andary, Windsor Law Student

The upcoming unveiling of the border security plan between the United States and Canada will undoubtedly dominate news headlines and trigger much debate in the blogosphere. Concerns over privacy, sovereignty, economic impact, border wait times, and everything else relating to international relations will be raised. Ahead of this announcement,


Yesterday I shared with you the Bloomberg Businessweek article “Buy American and Fairer Trade Can Solve Job Woes: Alan Tonelson“.  In this article, Alan Tonelson suggests that the United States should impose additional duties at the border on goods coming from a country with a value-added tax.  Canadians should be concerned because


In an recent article in Bloomberg Businessweek printed online on September 18, 2011 entitled “Buy American and Fairer Trade Can Solve Job Woes: Alan Tonelson“, Canadians are put on notice that the U.S. is taking aim at value-added tax (“VAT”) regimes that do not charge VAT on exported goods. Canada’s goods and

By: Chuck Andary

Canadians who live in border cities know all too well the savings that can be had by shopping on the American side of the border. With the American and Canadian dollars near parity, however, one would expect that price gaps would be narrower. Sure, we have to consider that there are, generally,