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November 2016 International Trade Compliance Update
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Africa, Asia-Pacific, Canada, Central & South America, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Korea, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA, European Union, Global, Middle East, Myanmar, OECD, Russia
  • November 1 2016

Welcome to the November 2016 edition of Baker & McKenzie's International Trade Compliance Update. Here are some highlights: WTO: Trade policy reviews


Canada’s First End-of-Life Vehicle Recycling Law in Force
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Canada
  • November 23 2016

After years of stated intentions, product stewardship obligations have finally come to what may be the most environmentally-challenging post-consumer


The Right to Remain Silent: Employer Mishandles Workplace Investigation (and Pays for It!)
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Canada
  • November 11 2016

In a recent decision, Merritt v. Tigercat Industries, 2016 ONSC 1214, an Ontario court held that the employer did not have sufficient cause for


International Trade Compliance Update - September 2016
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA, Australia, Canada, European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 7 2016

On 19 August 2016, the Russian Federation notified the WTO that it intends to initiate negotiations pursuant to Paragraph 1143 of the Working Party


Court rules “culpability is not a finite” in charitable donation scheme
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Canada
  • November 16 2016

According to Statistics Canada, 84 of Canadians aged 15 and over, or just under 24 million people, reported making at least one financial donation to


The Rana Plaza class action - is Canada the next frontier for global human rights litigation?
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Canada
  • November 23 2015

Loblaws, Joe Fresh, Nevsun Resources, Hudbay Minerals, and Tahoe Resources. What do these Canadian companies have in common? They have been targeted


BC Case Against Canadian Mining Company for Overseas Human Rights Violations to Proceed to Trial
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Canada
  • November 10 2016

On October 6, 2016, the British Columbia Supreme Court ruled that a lawsuit by Eritrean miners, who allege they were forced to work in a mine owned by


Global Human Rights Compliance & Litigation Update: Hudbay Minerals Inc. Lawsuit Receives International Media Coverage
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Canada
  • April 15 2016

We recently discussed the rising number of claims against Canadian companies for alleged human rights violations in their overseas operations or


MacDermid, Inc. v. Deiter, 702 F.3d 725 (2d Cir. 2012)
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Canada, USA
  • March 25 2013

Plaintiff MacDermid Chemicals ("MacDermid"), a Connecticut company, decided to terminate the employment of Defendant Jackie Deiter, who worked and


Reinstatement awarded in disability discrimination case
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Canada
  • August 1 2016

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently upheld a human rights tribunal's decision to reinstate an employee where the employer had failed to accommodate