Canada is nearing a trade law crisis point that, quite frankly, is avoidable and easily solved. There are too few permanent members of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (“CITT”) for the workload. Section 3 of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act provides for the appointment of a Chairman and six (6) permanent members to the… Continue Reading
It looks like the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (“CITT”) has not yet been selected by the Federal Government of Canada or any province or territory as the reviewing authority under Chapter Five of the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (Canada’s new and improved internal trade agreement). The Canadian Free Trade Agreement quietly entered into effect on… Continue Reading
Months ago it was announced that the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (“Canada-EU CETA”) would be provisionally implemented on July 1, 2017. Bill C-30 “Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Implementation Act“ received Royal Assent on May 16, 2017. This does not mean that Canada has taken the formal steps required to ratify… Continue Reading
On February 13, 2017, Prime Minister Trudeau will travel to the United States to visit with President Trump. The most important topic for discussion is that Canada-United States relationship. The most important goal is to ensure that trading relationshiop remains strong. This is a fun post, which is based on trade issues between Canada and the… Continue Reading
This 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 of this… Continue Reading
On July 22, 2016, the Canadian provincial premiers and the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development announced they had entered into an “unprecedented agreement in principle”: Minister Bain’s Announcement Ontario Announcement Quebec’s Press Release Nova Scotia Announcement New Brunswick Announcement British Columbia Announcement Increasing the flow of wine among Québec, Ontario… Continue Reading
President Obama issued Executive Order 13636 on February 12, 2014 setting out potentially far reaching cybersecurity standards. To learn what these new standards could mean for your company, the impact it will have on how companies are measured in the face of a hacking event and just what you are in for in the future, see http://www.msk.com/news/pub.cfm?id=2159&type=Alert.