Category Archives : International Analysis

CMKZ 2022 Mid-Year International Trade Law Forecast

On August 9, 2022, Posted by , In 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 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 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 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…

CMKZ 2022 International Trade Law Forecast

On February 5, 2022, Posted by , In International Analysis,

Canada | United States | European Union | Brexit | CPTPP | China | Forced Labor | World Trade Organization | Environment | International taxation | Business advice CMKZ would like to thank Bernard Colas, as well as André-Philippe Ouellet and Éléonore Gauthier, CMKZ Collaborators, for their significant contribution to…

Consultations for the Establishment of a Border Carbon Adjustment Scheme

On November 13, 2021, Posted by , In International Analysis,

Many of Canada’s partners are about to set into motion border carbon adjustment (BCA) schemes that will likely take the form of additional customs duty on products imported from countries with lower environmental standards. The setting up of carbon mechanisms in the industrialised world is also likely to end up…

CMKZ 2021 mid-Year International Trade Law Forecast

On August 18, 2021, Posted by , In International Analysis,

Canada | United States | United Kingdom | Europe | China | World Trade Organization | Environment | Digital Tax | Public Health For the first time, CMKZ is releasing midyear forecasts that complement its traditional early-year 2021 Forecasts. They provide an update on developments anticipated by CMKZ at the…

Human Rights are Becoming a Compliance Issue

On May 8, 2021, Posted by , In International Analysis,

Businesses can no longer import products made in violation of human rights. In fact, since July 1, 2020, the Canada Customs Tariff Act and the Schedule to the Customs Tariff have been amended to include a ban on the importation of goods produced in whole or in part by forced…

CMKZ 2021 International Trade Law Forecast

On February 8, 2021, Posted by , In International Analysis,

Canada | United States | United Kingdom | European Union | World Trade Organization | Environment | Public Health | GAFAM | CMKZ Advices The beginning of the year is an opportunity to take stock of the foreseeable developments in international trade law for 2021, which are likely to affect Canadian…

Sanctions: a too popular “weapon” that disrupts the life of companies

On October 5, 2020, Posted by , In International Analysis,

The proliferation of trade sanctions and other trade-restrictive measures is a headache for businesses. States are resorting to it more and more: let us think of American sanctions toward China, European sanctions toward Russia, or even Japanese sanctions toward South Korea. For each sanction, a countersanction: for example, to the…

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