October 2016

Canada

CETAOn October 30, 2016, Canada participated in a signing ceremony for the Canada-EU Comprehensive and Trade Agreement (“CETA”).  What steps must Canada take to implement a free trade agreement (or any treaty) in Canadian law?

Step 1: Signing Order (Instrument of Full Powers): This step should be taken befor the signing ceremony. A signing

Gavel and Scales of JusticeThis case is a must-read for all customs and trade lawyers.  This case is a must- read by other administrative lawyers who appear before quasi-judicial tribunals. The general administrative law rules for law enforcers and tribunals have been clarified in simple, understandable terms. May there be greater certainty, greater predictability and finality as a result

Canada CustomsI often receive calls from travelers who have had their cell phone, smart phone, PDA, iPhone, camera, and laptop computer examined by the Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) during a secondary inspection.  Most of the time, the traveler is outraged because the CBSA either (a) saw naked photos on the phone, (b) found the receipt

Canada

iStock_000019169483XSmallAs a trade lawyer, I remain optimistic that the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (“CETA”) will be signed. I am not ready to issue a “call of death”; but I am closer to that call than I was last week.  The problem is that Canada is finished negotiations of the CETA and will

Question In Maze Showing Confusion And Puzzled

On October 17, 2016, Canada’s Department of Finance announced that the Government of Canada had asked the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (“CITT”) to conduct an inquiry (actually, it is a Reference) in respect of the antidumping case involving gypsum board from the United States and imported into Western Canada in order to hear from a

Canada

iStock_000019169483XSmallAs a trade lawyer, I remain optimistic that the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (“CETA”) will be signed. I am not ready to issue a “call of death”.  However, the CETA deal is in critical condition.  Canada has walked away from the table because of the actions of Wallonia.  The good news is

Gypsum BoardThis has never happened before.  This is very important.  Trade lawyers outside Canada (and inside Canada) will be shocked by the steps being taken in Canada during an active antidumping proceeding.

On October 16, 2016, the Department of Finance asked the Canadian International Trade Tribunal to commence a section 18 (of the Canadian International Trade

smiley-vector-illustration-puzzled_X1AqT-_LI am often asked why export controls and economic sanctions are important.  The simple answer is that if you export a controlled good or export goods to a sanctioned country, your company could become front page news.  If that should happen because your company manufactured and sold goods that are used to kill a Canadian

Canada

iStock_000019169483XSmallCanada imposed economic sanctions against Liberia to implement United Nations Security Council Resolution 1521 (2003).  The multilateral economic sanctions are imposed pursuant to the United Nations Act and the Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on Liberia.  However, on May 25, 2016, the United Nations unanimously adopted resolution 2283 (2016) deciding to terminate

globe and calculatorCanada imposed economic sanctions against Ivory Coast to implement United Nations Security Council Resolution 1572.  The multilateral economic sanctions are imposed pursuant to the United Nations Act and the United Nations Côte D’Ivoire Regulations.  However, on April 28, 2016, the United Nations unanimously adopted resolution 2283 (2016) deciding to terminate all arms, travel and