CMKZ 2019 International Trade Law Forecast

On February 12, 2019, Posted by , In International Analysis,

American pressures | World Trade Organization | Free Trade | Brexit | Intellectual Property | Tax evasion | Investments | Privacy | International Contracts The beginning of the year is an opportunity to take stock of the foreseeable developments in international trade law for 2019 which are likely to affect companies active internationally. According to CMKZ, 2019 will be dominated by tensions…

Incorporation of the joint stock company: federal or provincial law?

Many of our clients willing to create a company do not know which legislative regime is right for their business, nor how to choose it, between the federal regime under the Canada Business Corporations Act or the provincial regime under the Business Corporations Act(Quebec)? Any entrepreneur will often come to ask himself…

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and NAFTA: The impact on Canadian goods and services exports

On October 16, 2018, Posted by , In International Analysis,

On September 30th 2018, Canada, Mexico and the United States signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (“USMCA”). The text must then be reviewed by legal experts then translated in French and Spanish before it is submitted for ratification under each country’s respective legislative processes. It will then come into effect and…

Secret virtues of slow immigration in Canada

On August 23, 2018, Posted by , In Business Cases,

Today, numerous European wealthy families ask us questions that wouldn’t have crossed their minds few years ago: How to make sure to be legally able to live and work in North America if the EU disintegrates into national states? While no one expects the European Union (“EU”) to disintegrate in…

CMKZ 2018 International Trade Law Forecast

On February 26, 2018, Posted by , In International Analysis,

NAFTA | Trade Remedies | Asia-Pacific, Europe and South America | Progressive Trade | World Trade Organization | Economic sanctions | Tax | Mediation and International Arbitration The beginning of the year provides CMKZ with an opportunity to inform companies trading internationally of developments that may affect their activities and…

Advantages of the Canadian-controlled private corporation

On November 5, 2017, Posted by , In Business Cases,

Our clients are often concerned about maintaining or obtaining the CCPC status. What does it mean to be a Canadian-controlled private corporation? How to obtain this title and what are the consequences? A Canadian-Controlled Private Corporation (“CCPC”) is a notion defined by section 125 (7) of the Income Tax Act…

Entry into Force of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union (CETA)

On September 21, 2017, Posted by , In International Analysis,

As announced by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, the Economic and Trade Agreement (“CETA”) came into force on September 21, 2017. This statement should be clarified: its application will be partial, since the chapters on investment will be excluded and provisional pending European ratifications….

Transformative Mediation in Nunavik: Intervention of Paul Fauteux

On August 25, 2017, Posted by , In News from CMKZ,

During the Ninth International Meetings of the Institute of Mediation in the Francophone Space recently held in Montreal, Mr Paul Fauteux of CMKZ participated on August 16, 2017 in a session on “Mediation at the heart of the company: managing beliefs, rules, values ​​and rituals”. In front of an audience…

NAFTA Renegotiation: Giving the Floor to Exporters

On July 1, 2017, Posted by , In International Analysis,

The countdown begins. The Trump administration has just given the US Congress a 90-day notice indicating its intention to renegotiate NAFTA. The United States has only a few weeks left to consult and articulate a negotiating position. US Demands In its opinion to Congress, the United States Trade Representative Robert…

Export controls and dual-use products: a risk to manage for companies

On June 18, 2017, Posted by , In Business Cases,

One of our clients involved in the high-tech industry discovered that exporting products out of Canada can quickly become a challenge. On the basis of CMKZ’s advice, our client was made aware that he was subject to Canadian export control rules, particularly with regards to dual-use products, and was able…

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