Trade law


  • Companies urged to consider forced labour in supply chains

    Companies urged to consider forced labour in supply chains

    Apr 1, 2019

    A recently proposed private member’s bill amends the Customs Tariff to restrict goods manufactured by slave labour coming into Canada. John McKay, the member of parliament for Scarborough-Guildwood, introduced Bill C-423, the Modern Slavery Act in December.

  • Budget 2019 clears the air on cannabis taxes

    Budget 2019 clears the air on cannabis taxes

    Apr 1, 2019

    Lawyers say new tax rules in the recently released federal budget provide clarification around some of the uncertainty faced by new cannabis businesses and medical cannabis users.

  • CUSMA could encourage digital trade

    CUSMA could encourage digital trade

    Apr 1, 2019

    The chapter in the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement on digital trade demonstrates the evolving nature of regulating ecommerce, say trade lawyers.

  • Interprovincial trade barriers evolving

    Interprovincial trade barriers evolving

    Dec 10, 2018

    From all appearances, the legal landscape affecting interprovincial trade barriers and s. 121 of the Constitution Act, 1867 is evolving much more quickly than perhaps anyone expected.

  • Free trade deal impacts IP

    Free trade deal impacts IP

    Dec 10, 2018

    A lot of public attention on the merits of the trade agreement signed by Canada, the United States and Mexico has focused on industries such as the dairy sector and disputes over steel and aluminium tariffs that are still in place.

  • TPP start date means faster changes on tariffs

    TPP start date means faster changes on tariffs

    Dec 10, 2018

    The Comprehensive and Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership will come into force on Dec. 30, and because of the way in which the treaty was drafted, the year-one tariff reductions will only be in effect for two days before the year-two tariff reductions come into force on Jan. 1.

  • Trudeau’s gift to Google

    Oct 29, 2018

    With little fanfare or consultation, the Trudeau government with its commitment to the USMCA proposes to significantly alter the existing common law in Canada related to the law of defamation.

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