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June 2016

Shipping Container Above Stacked OthersIt is an important question “Who is the exporter for SIMA purposes?” because exporters must complete exporter requests for information in SIMA anti-dumping/countervailing duty proceedings.  The term “exporter” is not defined in the SIMA.  As a result, we must turn to the case law.

An important case is Emco Electric International – Electrical Resource International


North America Free Trade Agreement countries flag patch on white background.

As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Obama, and President Enrique Peña Nieto meet in Ottawa today and as we contemplate Brexit, the principles that bind Canada, the United States and Mexico together become increasingly important.  Recently, at the United States-Canada S.A.G.E. Summit at Ohio University, Dr. Christopher Sands and Dr. Katie Friedman discussed the

It is true.  ThereGavel and Scales of Justice are legal requirements to export 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

Customs StopOn June 23, 2016, U.S. Customs put forward a proposal in the Federal Register to request that persons entering and exiting the United States voluntarily provide information about their social media account names. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) (part of the Department of Homeland Security) posted a Notice entitled “Agency Information Collection Activities: Arrival


food for thoughtMost SMEs (and many larger companies also) have little familiarity with Canada’s export controls and economics laws.  Many business persons ship first and ask questions later as they do not realize that Canada does not allow anything to go to anywhere.  I have prepared an alphabetical guide to some of the relevant Canadian export

chessOn June 23, 2016, Britain voted to leave the European Union.  Does the Brexit decision affect the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)? The answer is most likely and sadly “Yes”.

In October 2013, Prime Minister Harper and José Manuel Barroso announced an agreement in principle. In August 2014, Canada and the EU announced


iStock_000015731499XSmallOn June 23, 2016, Britain voted to leave the European Union.  Does the Brexit decision affect Canada’s export controls and economic sanctions regimes?

The short answer is, “No, not specifically”.  It is not likely that Brexit will have a direct impact on Canada’s export controls and economic sanctions regimes.  This is because Canada’s economic


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On June 23, 2016, Britain voted to leave the European Union.  On June 24, 2016, the World woke up to change on the horizon.  Sometime in the next two years, countries with legislation or regulations specifically naming the “European Union” will need to amend the legislation to refer to Britain separately from the European

chessOn March 10, 2016, Canada quietly amended the Regulations Amending the Freezing Assets of Corrupt Foreign Officials (Tunisia and Egypt) Regulations and repealed provisions concerning Egypt.  Schedule 2 designating “politically exposed persons” in Egypt has been repealed. This means that the provisions of the Freezing of Assets of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act no longer

Canada-US GlobeOn June 17, 2016, the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness introduced Bill C-23 “an Act respecting the preclearance of persons and goods in Canada and the United States” (to be known as the “Preclearance Act 2016″) in the House of Commons.  This proposed legislation does not impose obligations in the United