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NAFTA: Renegotiate or Withdraw?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • November 23 2016

There is much uncertainty and speculation surrounding President-Elect Trump’s nascent foreign and trade policies, particularly given his

Coming soon: new regime for Canadian temporary work permits
  • Fasken
  • Canada
  • March 8 2011

Foreign workers can be an important source of labour supply for Canadian employers, permitting them to fill shortages in a variety of professions and industries.

Critical elements for a successful global investment strategy: advance planning, socially responsible behaviour, and heeding local and community interests
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • September 30 2010

The recently announced $130 million settlement by the Canadian government of the claim made by AbitibiBowater Inc. (“AbitibiBowater”), based on the investment chapter of the North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA Chapter 11”), concerning legislation passed by the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador to expropriate its assets in that province, shows that such harmful measures can be imposed not only by governments in emerging market countries but also in highly developed economies.

US and Mexican sugar industries develop recommendations under NAFTA
  • White & Case LLP
  • USA, Mexico
  • December 4 2009

On November 3, 2009, the Director of Economics and Policy Analysis of the American Sugar Alliance announced that US and Mexican sugar industries have developed a joint set of recommendations for their governments designed to alleviate certain issues under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

U.S. Customs and Border Protection proposes guidance on sampling methods for audits and prior disclosures, offsetting overpayments in audits
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • October 22 2009

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a notice in the October 20 Federal Register regarding the use of statistical sampling methods in CBP audits conducted under 19 U.S.C. 1509(b) and in prior disclosures.

A wake-up call: it’s time to protect investment protection
  • Torys LLP
  • Global
  • July 9 2008

Key investment-protection features in the 3,000 investment treaties that bind much of the world are under attack, and no one seems to be taking the necessary steps to protect these important features.

Canada announces proposed labelling guidelines for claims on food products as "Made in Canada"
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • May 22 2008

On May 21, 2008, Prime Minister Harper announced that Canada would introduce new food labelling guidelines covering when food products may be labelled as "Made in Canada" or "Product of Canada".

International arbitration developments: Canada strengthens investor protections
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada, Global
  • March 17 2008

Canada has just passed legislation implementing the ICSID Convention, a very important tool for the resolution of investor-state disputes.

Significant change in Canada's procedures to approve international agreements
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • January 25 2008

On January 25, 2008, Canada announced that it was introducing important and significant changes to its current policies and procedures for the signing of international agreements.

Allocation of costs joint order in Canfor v USA applies 'loser pays' rule in investment treaty arbitration
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA, Canada
  • October 26 2007

As a result of the wide discretion given to tribunals under both the ICSID and the UNCITRAL rules, there are no precise principles governing the allocation of costs incurred during investment treaty arbitrations.