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

Monthly Archives: April 2019

Do food importer businesses need an import license to import foreign food into Canada?

Posted in Canada's Federal Government, Corporate Counsel, Food, Imports Restrictions

The Safe Food for Canadians Act (“SFCA”) came into full force on January 15, 2019 when the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (“SFCR”) were adopted.  The SFCA and SFCR apply with few exceptions to all food commodities and create a framework of standards, licensing and other requirements established to ensure that food manufactured and sold… Continue Reading

Tell the CRA what you think of them – The CRA wants to know

Posted in Canada's Federal Government, GST, GST/HST, Sales Taxes, Tax

On April 23, 2019, the CRA launched public consultations to find out how it can change and what improvements it can make. In the April 23rd announcement, the CRA stated: “Today, as part of its ongoing efforts to improve the client experience for individuals who interact with us, the CRA launched public consultations that allow… Continue Reading

OFAC Brings the Hammer

Posted in Aerospace & Defence, Border Security, Controlled Goods Program, Cross-border deals, Cross-border trade, Export Controls & Economic Sanctions, Exports, Government Procurement, Trade Remedies

In March, there was a good deal of consternation in the general press trying to understand news that President Trump had overruled the actions of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) to impose additional sanctions on North Korea. Beside the oddity of a President overruling actions by a part of the Executive branch after… Continue Reading