Top 10 International Law Headlines from Canada
On March 7, 2013, Canada's Minister of Industry announced various measures concerning the Canadian wireless sector.
A discussion on a recent ruling, where the Ontario Court of Appeal recently confirmed that foreign states can hinder a plaintiff from serving a foreign defendant if that defendant resides in a country that is a member of the Hague Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters and the foreign state refuses to effect service.
The Russian Ministry of Justice refused to permit service on the two subsidiaries of the state-controlled Atomic Energy Corporation, citing concerns with sovereignty and national security.
On April 29, 2013, the Canadian government tabled Bill C-60, which includes proposed amendments to the "Investment Canada Act".
The Canadian International Trade Tribunal decision in Frito-Lay v. President of the CBSA, AP-2010-002, reasons January 8, 2013, teaches Canadian importers and the CBSA a number of important lessons.
Over the past two months, some unusual news reports have been coming out of Japan, as the Prime Minister has taken some efforts to put an end to the economic stagnation.
The Canadian government officially announced on March 16 in the Canada Gazette that Canada would be participating in a negotiation towards a Plurilateral International Services Agreement.
The Minister of Finance (Canada), the Honourable James Flaherty, tabled the 2013 Federal Budget ("Budget 2013") on March 21, 2013 announcing a number of measures that could have an impact on the cost of engaging in international trade activities and on participation in business or investment in Canada.
A recent ruling by the WTO panel on the legality of the local content requirements for renewable energy schemes could mean that such requirements should be withdrawn from those adopted or currently being developed by WTO Members including countries in the Middle East and North Africa.
Declaring the intent to shape the global standards of trade, investment, and regulation, the United States and the European Union have announced that they will launch negotiations on a US-EU Free Trade Agreement.