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Trade Lawyers Cyndee Todgham Cherniak and Susan K. Ross

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It is unclear whether the import prohibition set out in the Customs Tariff for Tariff Code Item 9897 prohibits goods made in China’s detention camps.  Tariff Item 9897 prohibits the importation of a number of goods, including “[g]oods manufactured or
Continue Reading Imports of Chinese Goods Made by Uyghurs in Detention Camps Should be Prohibited by Canada

On May 6, 2020, the Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) published Customs Notice 20-19 to provide information for Certain Goods Remission Order (COVID-19), SOR-2020-101 (“Remission Order”) under the Customs Tariff.  In order to help the fight against COVID-19, the Remission Order allows
Continue Reading Remission Order Allows for the Relief of Customs Duty for Eligible PPE & Medical Goods

In a recent ruling on February 24, 2020, the Canadian Federal Court determined in the decision of Tamba Thomas and Minister for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (MPSEP), 2020 FC 290 [Thomas v. MPSEP] that diamonds being imported into Canada must
Continue Reading Federal Court of Appeal Determines that Rough Diamonds Cannot be Imported into Canada without Kimberly Process Certificates

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
Continue Reading What are the top 10 COVID-19 remote working issues for Canadian importers?

Most Canadian export controls and controlled goods compliance programs are built with the assumption that relevant employees who have access to controlled goods and technical data will be working in an on-site work environment and use work computers and in-house
Continue Reading Time to Review and Update Compliance Programs to Address COVID-19 Remote Working