Trade & Tax Law News

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak was quoted in this Globe & Mail article
On April 12, 2018, Cyndee Todgham Cherniak was quoted in this Globe & Mail article written by Guy Dixon. The article is entitled "When it comes to multisourced products like autos, what's on the NAFTA table?" Ms. Todgham Cherniak discussed the auto rules of origin in the NAFTA modernization and how she did not think this even possible two years ago.

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been appointed to the NAFTA Chapter 19 Roster
LexSage Professional Corporation is pleased to announce that Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been appointed to the NAFTA Chapter 19 (Trade Remedies) Roster for a term of ten years commencing on 6 February 2018, at pleasure. In Canadian law, the roster is found in the Members of Panels (NAFTA) Regulations made under the Special Import Measures Act.

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak was interviewed on AM640 News
On February 7, 2018, Ms. Todgham Cherniak was interviewed by Alex Pierson, on the AM640 program called "On Point". Ms. Todgham Cherniak discussed the issues surrounding the provincial government's proposed bill regarding "Buy America".

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in the Financial Post
On February 7, 2018 Ms. Todgham Cherniak was quoted in an article in the Financial Post written by Mike Blanchfield. The article was titled "Buy America has 'consequences' including proposed Ontario Law. Ms. Todgham Cherniak discussed whether Ontario should move forward with the proposed Act or pursue the issue at the WTO.

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak speaks on the Rick Gibbons show on 1310 News
Ms. Cyndee Todgham Cherniak spoke with Rick Gibbons of 1310 News. Ms. Todgham Cherniak discussed the US Government shutdown and how it affects Canadians. The next date to worry about is February 8, 2018. Ms. Todgham Cherniak suggests that Canadians should be proactive to avoid any delays that could result from a further government shutdown. To listen to the interview please click the link. Ms. Todgham Cherniak appears on the program at the 9:08 time mark in hour one of the January 22, 2018 recording.

Invitation to Thompson Reuters Inaugural Tax Round Table
You're invited to a complimentary event – Join us for breakfast at the inaugural tax round table by Thomson Reuters.

This event will take place on January 23, 2018 from 7:00 am to 10:00 am at the Bay Adelaide Centre, West Tower 333 Bay Street, 29th Floor. For more information and to register please click "read more".


LexSage is pleased to announce that we have received a favourable decision on behalf of our client Conares Metal Supply with respect to the importation of Carbon Steel Welded Pipe.
On December 8, 2017, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal ("CITT") released its decision in LE-2017-003. The CITT ordered that an expiry review of goods being exported from the UAE by Conares Metal Supply Ltd. is not warranted.

To read the CITT's complete Decision and Reasons, please click "read more".


Cyndee Todgham Cherniak was interviewed on the CBC program "On the Money"
On December 1, 2017, Ms. Todgham Cherniak appeared on CBC's "On the Money" to discuss Prime Minister Trudeau's trip to China and the expectation that it will lead to free trade talks. Ms. Todgham Cherniak was interviewed by Peter Armstrong and discussed what could be achieved during this meeting and what issues would need to be discussed during future trade talk negotiations with China.

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in the Globe and Mail
On November 3, 2017, Cyndee Todgham Cherniak was quoted in an article by Michelle Zillio in the Globe and Mail entitled "Canada sanctions 52 human-rights violators under new Magnitsky law". Ms. Todgham Cherniak discussed companies new obligations under the Magnitsky Act.

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak wrote an article which was published in the October 30, 2017 Law Times
On October 30, 2017, Ms. Todgham Cherniak's article titled "Know Your Rights at the Border" was published in the Law Times.

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak provided testimony before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security
On October 19, 2017, Ms. Todgham Cherniak appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security. Ms. Todgham Cherniak provided testimony with respect to Bill C-21 which amends the Customs Act to implement the Beyond the Border initiative between Canada and the United States.

On September 27, 2017, Cyndee Todgham Cherniak appeared before the House of Commons ETHI Committee
Ms. Todgham Cherniak appeared before the House of Commons Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics Committee. We are pleased to provide a link to the transcript of Ms. Todgham Cherniak's testimony.

On September 27, 2017, Cyndee Todgham Cherniak appeared before the House of Commons ETHI Committee
Ms. Todgham Cherniak appeared before the House of Commons Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics Committee. We are pleased to provide a link to the recording of Ms. Todgham Cherniak's testimony.

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in an article by Colin Ellis for Canadian Accountant
Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in an article by Colin Ellis for Canadian Accountant on October 3, 2017 entitled "Do we need NAFTA more than NAFTA needs us?" Ms. Todgham Cherniak discussed NAFTA negotiations around government procurement at the federal, provincial and municipal levels.

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in an article by Colin Ellis for Canadian Accountant
Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in an article on October 3, 2017 by Colin Ellis for Canadian Accountant titled "Why CFOs should worry about rising U.S. protectionism". Ms. Todgham Cherniak discussed the recent countervailing duty imposed on Bambardier by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in an article by Cristin Schmitz in the Lawyer's Daily
Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in an article by Cristin Schmitz in the Lawyer's Daily on September 28, 2017 entitled "CBA Asks Ottawa for Robust Protections for Solicitor-Client-Privilege at US Border". Ms. Todgham Cherniak discussed searches of cell phones, laptops and pda's.

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in an article by Jeff Buckstein for the Canadian Accountant
Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in an article on September 28, 2017 by Jeff Buckstein for the Canadian Accountant titled "Canadian manufacturers nervous after 3rd round of NAFTA negotiations". Ms. Todgham Cherniak discussed the three basic options that lay ahead in the NAFTA negotiations.

Privacy of Canadians at Airports and Borders - CBA Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics (ETHI)
Cyndee Todgham Cherniak, as a member of the CBA Privacy at the Border Working Group, contributed to the preparation of a submission entitled "Privacy of Canadians at Airports and Borders". This submission was presented to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics (ETHI) on September 27, 2017.

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak provided testimony before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics
On September 27, 2017, Ms. Todgham Cherniak spoke before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics. Ms. Todgham Cherniak provided testimony with respect to solicitor-client privilege at Canadian airports, Canadian ports of entry, and U.S. pre-clearance areas on Canadian soil.

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in an article published by Thompson Reuters
Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in an article published by Thomson Reuters on September 22, 2017. The title of the article is "Canada Imposes Sanctions on Key Venezuelan Officials". Ms. Todgham Cherniak discusses the scope of the sanctions.

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak to appear before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics
On September 27, 2017, Cyndee Todgham Cherniak will be appearing before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics. Ms. Todgham Cherniak will be discussing privacy of Canadians at airports, borders and travelling in the United States.

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in an article by Ann Macaulay
Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in an article written by Ann Macaulay in the CBA National Magazine on September 5, 2017. The title of the article is "Managing the Trump Effect". Ms. Todgham Cherniak discussed issues regarding NAFTA, and the NEXUS Program.

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak was interviewed on CBC's Power and Politics
Cyndee Todgham Cherniak appeared on CBC's Power and Politics hosted by Piya Chattopadhyay. Ms. Todgham Cherniak appeared with Brett House, Economist at Scotiabank to discuss NAFTA Round 2, Trump and Hurricane Harvey

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in an article by Ken Hanely
Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in an article written by Ken Hanely for the Digital Journal entitled "Canada's NAFTA priorities exclude key proportionality clause"

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in article by Michelle Zilio
Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in an article in the Globe and Mail entitled "Ottawa says it lacks law to sanction Venezuelan government officials" written by Michelle Zilio.

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in an article in the Globe and Mail
Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in an article by Michelle Zilio entitled "Opposition, activist call on Liberals to sanction Venezuelan government". Ms. Todgham Cherniak discussed the lack of Canadian economic sanctions against the Maduro regime.

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in an article by Ken Hanely
Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in an article by Ken Hanely which was posted in the Digital Journal on July 21, 2017. The title of the article was Three key changes Canada should demand in NAFTA negotiations.



Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in an article written by Sarah Reid of the CBC
Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in an article written by Sarah Reid of the CBC entitled "Why the U.S. wants to let Canadians buy more stuff duty-free"

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak was quoted in an article by Barry Ellsworth
Cyndee Todgham Cherniak was quoted in an article by Barry Ellsworth entitled "US revokes Canadians’ travel cards without explanation"

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak was quoted in the Daily Sabah
Cyndee Todgham Cherniak was quoted in an article in the Daily Sabah entitled "US revokes travel cards of Canadians with Muslim sounding names"

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak was quoted in an article by Shanifa Nasser of the CBC
Cyndee Todgham Cherniak was quoted in an article by Shanifa Nasser of the CBC"Canadian citizen has Nexus card revoked in wake of partial travel ban, questions U.S. procedures"

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak was interviewed by Shanifa Nasser of the CBC
On July 10, 2017, Cyndee Todgham Cherniak was interviewed by Shanifa Nasser of the CBC. Ms. Todgham Cherniak discussed the recent revocation by the USCBP of NEXUS cards of some Canadian residents after the proposed travel ban to the United States.

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in an article written by Janyce McGregor of the CBC
Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in an article written by Janyce McGregor in an article entitled "2nd wave of softwood lumber duties sets up 'dangerous' talks for Canada".

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in an article by Nicolas Van Praet and Adam Morrow in the Globe and Mail
On April 28, 2017, Cyndee Todgham Cherniak was quoted in an article by Nicolas Van Praet and Adam Morrow which appeared in the Globe and Mail. The title of the article was Bombardier snared in U.S. trade fight as Boeing takes aim at C Series aircraft.

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in an article by Nicolas Van Praet and Adam Morrow in the Globe and Mail
On April 28, 2017, Cyndee Todgham Cherniak was quoted in an article by Nicolas Van Praet and Adam Morrow which appeared in the Globe and Mail. The title of the article was Bombardier snared in U.S. trade fight as Boeing takes aim at C Series aircraft.

LexSage is pleased to have assisted Cintasa S.A.
LexSage is pleased to have assisted Cintasa S.A, a Spanish company, achieve a 0% dumping margin in the CBSA Final Determination in the Fabricated Industrial Steel Components antidumping case.




Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in an article by Greg Keenan in the Globe and Mail
On April 26, 2017, Cyndee Todgham Cherniak was quoted in an article by Greg Keenan in the Globe and Mail. The Article was called "Auto sector gears up for potential changes to NAFTA’s rules of origin"

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in an article by Steven Chase and Robert Fife in the Globe and Mail
On April 18, 2017, Cyndee Todgham Cherniak was quoted in an article in the Globe and Mail written by Steven Chase and Robert Fife. The title of the article is China's Premier urges Trudeau to relax controls on high-tech exports".

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in an article by Steven Chase and Robert Fife in the Globe and Mail
On April 18, 2017, Cyndee Todgham Cherniak was quoted in an article in the Globe and Mail written by Steven Chase and Robert Fife. The title of the article is China's Premier urges Trudeau to relax controls on high-tech exports".

We are pleased to announce that Heather Innes has joined LexSage
We are pleased to announce that Heather Innes has joined LexSage as an Advisor after almost 30 years as Senior In-House Counsel, and Global Process Leader, International Trade Law, at General Motors. Heather is available to assist LexSage clients with practical, hands-on experience managing complex legal, trade and corporate compliance issues.

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been named as an expert in International Trade
We are pleased to announce that Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been named by Expert Guides as one of the top leading practitioners advising on international trade.

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak and LexSage Professional Corporation signed the Columbus Statement on U.S.-Canadian Relations.
On June 15, 16 and 17, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio, stakeholders in the U.S.- Canadian relationship came together on the campus of The Ohio State University to confirm the fundamental principles and essential features of the historic partnership between our two great countries and to explore the parameters of a 21st century relationship.

To read the full Columbus Statement on U.S.-Canadian Relations please choose "read more".


Cyndee Todgham Cherniak was quoted in an article by Michelle Zilio in the Globe and Mail
Cyndee Todgham Cherniak was quoted in an article by Michelle Zilio entitled "Nexus cards reinstated pending court decision on Trump order" published in the Globe and Mail


Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in an article by Jim Bronskill of the Canadian Press
Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in an article entitled "Revoked Nexus trusted-traveller cards reinstated, at least for now: minister" written by Jim Bronskill of the Canadian Press.



Cyndee Todgham Cherniak was quoted in an article by Peter Zimonjic and Shanifa Nasser of the CBC News
Cyndee Todgham Cherniak was quoted in an article entitled "Ralph Goodale challenged on claim that no Canadian passport holders lost Nexus access" written for the CBC.

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak was appeared on the CTV news discussing NEXUS Card revocations
On February 3, 2017, Cyndee Todgham Cherniak appeared on the CTV news discussing the effect that the recent executive order of President Donald Trump has had on Canadian NEXUS pass holders

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in an article by Shanifa Nasser of CBC News
Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in an article entitled "U.S. revokes all Nexus cards from Canadian permanent residents with citizenship in restricted countries: CBSA" by Shanifa Nasser of the CBC.

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in an article by Sean Kilpatrick in the Globe and Mail
Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in an article entitled "Ottawa urges U.S. to honour Nexus cards after reports of revoked passes" written by Sean Kilpatrick in the Globe and Mail

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak was interviewed by the CBC with respect to NEXUS Card Cancellations
On February 2, 2017 Cyndee Todgham Cherniak was quoted in the CBC article entitled "Some Nexus cards revoked on both sides of border following U.S. executive order" written by Shanifa Nasser.

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted by Monique Scotti of Global News
Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in an article entitled "NEXUS Cards reportedly revoked in wake of Trump travel ban" written by Monique Scotti for Global News

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