We have worked on a number of NEXUS requests for review (that is appeals) in 2017.  We have seen many NEXUS card confiscations and the number of appeals we file increased in 2017 over 2016 (and we filed more appeals in 2016 than in 2015 – there is an upward trend).  Our list of reasons

Canada-US GlobeThe Labour Day long week-end is upon us.  Canadians travel outside Canada to visit friends and family and to shop.  The Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) is on the lookout for contraventions of the Customs Act and other border laws.

Here is our survival guide to make sure the CBSA is happy with your declaration

Christmas_presents_2416800bIf you are traveling for Christmas (whether it is to Canada to visit family/friends or returning to Canada after a trip abroad), your time with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will be less stressful if you follow a few simple rules:

1. Don’t bring wrapped gifts.  While wrapped gifts are not against the law


iStock_000019169483XSmallDecember 9th is International Anti-Corruption Day. International Anti-Corruption Day has been observed annually, on 9 December, since the passage of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption on 31 October 2003.

International Anti-Corruption Day urges countries to do their part by exposing and cracking down on corruption and engendering a culture of values of

Customs StopThere is a common dilemma that comes with traveling with other people.  The Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) has the right to examine your vehicle and any good in your possession at the border.  What do you do if you have gifts for people who are traveling with you (e.g., you have Christmas presents in

Christmas TurkeyThanksgiving is a time of year for families to get together.  There is a lot of food.  If your family is anything like my family, we exchange gifts with people we will not see over the Christmas holidays.

Border crossings get backed-up during important holidays, such as Thanksgiving.  This year, in 2015, due to the