Canada has indicated that the Canada-U.S. border will remain closed to non-essential travel until June 21, 2020.  “Non-essential” travel includes travel that is considered as tourism or recreational in nature.

The restrictions may be extended again.  On March 21, the restrictions on essential travel across the border were implemented for a 30-day period in an

Many Canadian import businesses have implemented remote working arrangements for employees as a result of COVID-19 government directives.  Social distancing in business organizations can give rise to costly mistakes because business is not as usual.  Importers have to adjust to the new normal and identify new (and existing) business risks.  Most employees and managers are

Originally published by the Journal of Commerce in April 2020

We are clearly in unchartered territory at the moment, and most people have the same question – when will things get back to normal? Right now, the truth is no one knows, so all we can concentrate on is the work we have and how

In a recent decision on March 19, 2020, the Canadian Federal Court of Appeal (“FCA”) determined in the decision of Attorney General of Canada and Honey Fashions Ltd, 2020 FCA 64 [Canada v. Honey Fashions] that the Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) acted unreasonably when it denied a request to designate Honey

Originally published by the Journal of Commerce in November 2019

If one listens to the press, the only thing going on in D.C. right now is the impeachment hearing.  However, in reality, life goes on pretty much as before.  The various agencies continue their work, perhaps with somewhat different priorities, and international traders continue buying

To this point, nothing official has been published about changes to the 301 tariffs on Chinese goods, not even a Tweet!  What has circulated is the comments from President Trump on October 11 from the White House that negotiations with the Chinese were going well enough that the rise in tariffs from 25% to 30%

Originally published by the Journal of Commerce in October 2019

As the deadline to file List 3 exclusions requests for goods from China (the 301 investigation) has now expired, there is the opportunity to take a bit of a deep breath and survey the trade landscape. Doing so serves as a reminder, there is much