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What We Have is a Failure to Communicate: Computer Programmers Should Not be Expected to Know Customs and Trade Compliance

Posted in AMPs, Corporate Counsel, Cross-border deals, Cross-border trade, Customs Law, Export Controls & Economic Sanctions, Exports, GST/HST, Imports Restrictions, origin, Sales Taxes, tariff classification, Tax, valuation

This is a common problem – too common.  The people in the company responsible for customs and trade compliance do not work closely with the computer programmers as software is being developed — and mistakes are made.  The computer programmer does his or her job in preparing the code, but does not have any knowledge… Continue Reading

Canada Releases 2014 and 2015 Export and Import Controls Reports

Posted in Aerospace & Defence, Border Security, Canada's Federal Government, Controlled Goods Program, Cross-border trade, Export Controls & Economic Sanctions, Exports, Imports Restrictions

On June 30, 2016, Global Affairs Minister Dion released the “Annual Report for the Year 2015: Annual Report to Parliament on the Administration of the Export and Import Permits Act” and the “Annual Report for the Year 2014: Annual Report to Parliament on the Administration of the Export and Import Permits Act” These documents are… Continue Reading

Directors’ And Officers’ Liability For Failure To Obtain An Import Permit

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The Government of Canada (in particular, Global Affairs Canada, the Canada Border Services Agency, and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency) may pursue directors and officers of a corporation who fail to obtain the required import permits, licenses and certifications. Corporations cannot act on their own.  Individuals make decisions that cause the corporation to take actions…. Continue Reading

Directors’ And Officers’ Liability For Failure To Obtain An Import Permit

Posted in Cross-border trade, Imports Restrictions

The Government of Canada (in particular, Global Affairs Canada, the Canada Border Services Agency, and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency) may pursue directors and officers of a corporation who fail to obtain the required import permits, licenses and certifications. Corporations cannot act on their own.  Individuals make decisions that cause the corporation to take actions. … Continue Reading