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Prompted by the United States' withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), on November 10, 2017, Canada and the remaining 10 TPP member countries agreed on a modified framework to bring the agreement into force.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Our previous international trade brief discussed having a contingency plan in place should NAFTA renegotiations fail. In this international trade brief, we discuss the resurgence of the goal to renegotiate...
Green and Spiegel LLP
The subject of free trade in Canada is increasingly garnering front page headlines. Not since the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in the early and mid 1990's has the subject triggered such a response from the Canadian public.
MLT Aikins LLP
Many trucking companies in Canada do business with our neighbours to the south and are engaged in cross border trucking.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Now in force on a provisional basis, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union and its member states creates a "free trade area" between the EU and Canada.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
On November 3, 2017, the Government of Canada introduced regulations under the recently enacted Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law) (SML) imposing an asset freeze ...
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
At the close of the fourth round of the NAFTA renegotiations, which ended on October 17, Canadian and Mexican government officials rebuked the United States administration for its intransigence and for failing...
On November 3, 2017, Canada announced sanctions, promulgated regulations and published three lists of names under the Magnitsky Act, imposing sanctions against 52 individuals from Russian, Venezuela and South Sudan.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
As of October 31, 2017, facilitation payments will no longer be excluded from the bribery offence under Canada's Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (the CFPOA).
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On October 13, 2017, Global Affairs Canada published the country's first consolidated list of blacklisted individuals and entities under SEMA, known as the "Consolidated SEMA Sanctions List".
Round four of the NAFTA negotiations in Arlington, Virginia concluded on October 17, 2017.
Miller Thomson LLP
All designated broader public sector organizations, as provided for under section 12 of the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010 ("BPSAA")...
McMillan LLP
For more than 20 years, the "NAFTA" has facilitated cross-border mobility between Canada, the United States and Mexico. From an immigration perspective, a key feature of NAFTA is Chapter 16...
Devry Smith Frank LLP
For Canadian businesses that are growing insecure about the potential consequences resulting from the re-negotiation of NAFTA, CETA may be an opportunity to diversify ties to the international market.
McMillan LLP
Will NAFTA end? This article examines issues that may be expected to arise in the event that the United States wishes to withdraw from NAFTA.
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An understanding of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA) provides a framework to consider how, when and why these laws are enforced.
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Prompted by the United States' withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), on November 10, 2017, Canada and the remaining 10 TPP member countries agreed on a modified framework to bring the agreement into force.
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The government of Canada announced on October 30 that the exception allowing for facilitation payments under the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA) will be eliminated effective October 31, 2017.
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Further to our article of October 10, 2017, we note that on October 30, 2017, the government of British Columbia introduced amendments to the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act ...
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On October 5, 2017, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published CSA Multilateral Staff Notice 58-309 – Staff Review of Women on Boards and in Executive Officer Positions – Compliance ...
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On April 1, 2018, the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) Company Manual will be amended to include a newly adopted section 473 that addresses certain disclosure requirements related to the websites of listed issuers.
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Two recent copyright infringement disputes involved the rare intersection of intellectual property with real property.
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