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By Cyndee Todgham Cherniak
In Canada, the CRA enforces Canada's income tax, Goods and Services Tax ("GST"), Harmonized Sales Tax ("HST") and federal payroll taxes laws. These tax systems all have an element of self-reporting.
By Cyndee Todgham Cherniak
While the politicians work to find a solution before Monday, Canadians are reminded that the last U.S. federal government shut down lasted 16 days and a previous shutdown lasted 27 days.
By Cyndee Todgham Cherniak
In early January 2018, the Canada Border Services Agency ("CBSA") issued its January 2018 Trade Compliance Verification Priorities. Twice a year, the CBSA posts trade compliance verification priorities for tariff classification, origin and valuation.
By Heather Innes
Will President Trump terminate NAFTA? Unfortunately, we don't know. Some days, press reports suggest a growing possibility that he will take steps to terminate the agreement. Other days, President Trump's pronouncements hint that he may be prepared to further negotiations.
By Cyndee Todgham Cherniak
Canada effectively imposes significantly restrictive economic sanctions against certain countries via Export Development Canada ("EDC") decisions about where they will and will not or business.
By Cyndee Todgham Cherniak
If you have received a detailed adjustment statement from the Canada Border Services Agency ("CBSA"), filed a B2 Adjustment Request and have received an unfavourable decision from the CBSA, you may appeal the CBSA's decision to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal ("CITT").
By Cyndee Todgham Cherniak
The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (also known as the "CITT") is an independent, Canadian quasi-judicial administrative tribunal that adjudicates a variety of international trade cases and matters.
By Cyndee Todgham Cherniak
In 2017, the United Nations Security Council imposes 3 new rounds of economic sanctions against North Korea (Resolution 2397 (2017) on December 22, 2017, Resolution 2375 (2017) on September 11, 2017, and Resolution 2371 (2017) on August 5, 2017).
By Cyndee Todgham Cherniak
Travelers to Canada and from Canada (Canadians, Canadian residents and visitors) are required to voluntarily self-report to the Canada Border Services Agency ("CBSA") if they have in their possession currency or monetary instruments that exceeds $Canadian 10,000.
By Cyndee Todgham Cherniak
On December 28, 2017, Canada's Federal Court of Appeal ("FCA") issued a significant decision relating to the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act.
By Cyndee Todgham Cherniak
It is that time of year again - time to obtain or prepare new Certificates of Origin. A Certificate of Origin may apply to either a single importation of goods or to multiple importations of identical goods exported to a free trade partner within a 12-month period.
By Cyndee Todgham Cherniak
Canada has made many lists and you may have to look at more than one list before exporting goods. Which lists you must look at depends upon the destination country, the identity of buyer...
By Cyndee Todgham Cherniak
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).
By Cyndee Todgham Cherniak
Historically, Canada has not been known for developments in anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws. However, 2017 has been a busy year and there are a number of advancements and developments in Canada.
By Cyndee Todgham Cherniak
Canadian anti-corruption law is now clear, facilitation or "grease" payments to foreign public officials are illegal.