Category Archives : International Analysis

Should exporters be concerned about the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement?

On April 7, 2024, Posted by , In En,International Analysis,

By Bernard Colas and André-Philippe Ouellet, Collaborator CMKZ The news from across the pond may seem worrying for Canadian companies exporting to the European Union (EU), which currently benefit from the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) provisionally applied between Canada and the EU jointly with its member states. As…

CMKZ 2024 Interational Trade Law Forecast

On February 3, 2024, Posted by , In En,International Analysis,

Canada | Sanctions and National Security | Force Labor | Trade Disputes | United States | China | European Union | Climate | World Trade Organization | International Taxation| Authentication of documents | CMKZ Advice CMKZ soon to become Affilia would like to thank André-Philippe Ouellet, CMKZ Collaborator, and Bernard Colas…

Canada’s Accession to the Apostille Convention: A Beneficial Turning Point for Our Businesses

On November 25, 2023, Posted by , In En,International Analysis,

By Mildred Bolanos-Lopez and Florence Beauregard The recent announcement of Canada’s accession to the Apostille Convention by Global Affairs Canada represents a significant step forward in streamlining international exchanges. This Convention of October 5, 1961 abolishing the requirement for legalization of foreign public documents, which will come into effect in…

CMKZ 2023 Mid-Year International Trade Law Forecast

On July 11, 2023, Posted by , In En,International Analysis,

Canada | Forced Labor | Trade Disputes | China | United States | European Union | National Security | World Trade Organization | International Taxation | CMKZ’ Advice CMKZ wishes to thank André-Philippe Ouellet and Bernad Colas for preparing this blog together with the team. Half-through 2023 constitutes an opportunity…

CMKZ 2023 International Trade Law Forecast

On February 5, 2023, Posted by , In En,International Analysis,

Canada | Indo-Pacific Region | National Security | Intellectual Property | China | Trade Disputes | Energy | United States | Buy America | European Union | World Trade Organization | Private Law | Corporate Advice CMKZ would like to thank André-Philippe Ouellet, CMKZ Collaborator, and Bernard Colas for preparing…

Border Carbon Adjustments: Preparing Canadian companies to European Union, Canadian and American reforms

On January 3, 2023, Posted by , In En,International Analysis,

CMKZ would like to thank André-Philippe Ouellet, CMKZ Collaborator, and Bernard Colas, for preparing this blog. Canadian companies exporting goods should remain alert and be prepared to face an increased administrative burden when dealing with partners abroad. Most Western governments are currently working on border carbon adjustment mechanisms—often referred to as…

CMKZ 2022 Mid-Year International Trade Law Forecast

On August 9, 2022, Posted by , In En,International Analysis,

Western Economic Front | Intellectual Property |  Energy | Trade Agreements | Canada’s Trade Disputes | United States | European Union | United Kingdom | Forced Labor | Digital Taxation | CMKZ’s Advice CMKZ would like to thank André-Philippe Ouellet and Bernard Colas for preparing this blog. Half through 2022,…

WTO: Return of Multilateral Cooperation

On July 14, 2022, Posted by , In En,International Analysis,

CMKZ would like to thank André-Philippe Ouellet, CMKZ Collaborator, and Bernard Colas, for preparing this blog. The last WTO Ministerial Conference held in Geneva between June 12 and 17, 2022 finally bore fruit by leading to various improvements in the multilateral trading system despite successive postponements due to Covid-19. One…

Export Controls and Human Rights: Corporate Accountability

On March 27, 2022, Posted by , In En,International Analysis,

CMKZ would like to thank Bernard Colas, as well as Éléonore Gauthier, CMKZ Collaborator, for preparing this blog. Import and export controls are increasingly used to uphold democracy and sanction violations of human rights. We have previously written about the use of import restrictions in relation to human rights abuses,…

Battery of sanctions against Russia

On March 19, 2022, Posted by , In En,International Analysis,

The scope of sanctions imposed by Canada and its allies against Russia has never reached such a threshold. These sanctions are based on (i) the almost daily addition of persons and entities subject to prohibitions under the Special Economic Measures Regulations (Russia-Ukraine) and (ii) the cessation of the issuance of…

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