Author Archives : Bernard Colas

Export Controls and Human Rights: Corporate Accountability

On 27 marzo, 2022, Posted by , In Análisis Internacional,

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,…

Batería de sanciones contra Rusia

On 19 marzo, 2022, Posted by , In Análisis Internacional,

El alcance de las sanciones impuestas por Canadá y sus aliados contra Rusia nunca ha alcanzado tal umbral. Estas sanciones se basan en i) la adición casi diaria de personas y entidades sujetas a prohibiciones en virtud del Reglamento de Medidas Económicas Especiales entre Rusia y Ucrania y ii) el…

CMKZ 2022 International Trade Law Forecast

On 5 febrero, 2022, Posted by , In Análisis Internacional,

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 13 noviembre, 2021, Posted by , In Análisis Internacional,

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 18 agosto, 2021, Posted by , In Análisis Internacional,

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 8 mayo, 2021, Posted by , In Análisis Internacional,

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…

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

On 5 octubre, 2020, Posted by , In Análisis Internacional,

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…

US companies doing business in Europe can no longer rely on the EU-US framework on privacy

US companies doing business in Europe can no longer rely on the EU-US Privacy Shield for transferring their European users’ data to the United States. The EU-US Privacy Shield, adopted in 2016, was a framework meant to regulate personal data transfers between the European Union (EU) and the United States…

WTO Interim Appeal Arrangement: Enhancing the International Trading System

On 12 mayo, 2020, Posted by , In Análisis Internacional,

Despite the crisis affecting the World Trade Organization (WTO), the States’ action is not at a standstill, and some Members like Canada actively contribute to the development of solutions aiming to uphold the Multilateral Trading System. On account of the blockage impeding the WTO’s Appellate Body (AB) to operate, Canada,…

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

On 10 febrero, 2020, Posted by , In Análisis Internacional,

On December 10, 2019, Canada, Mexico and the United States convened to revise the text of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (“USMCA”) initially concluded on September 30, 2018. The agreement has been ratified by Mexico in 2019 and by the United States in early 2020. Canada’s implementation bill has been successfully introduced…

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