Whether expanding sales to new markets through organic growth, joint venture or acquisition, McMillan’s international trade and customs lawyers have the expertise, experience and global network to help international businesses successfully steer through unfamiliar laws and regulations, treaties, customs, tariffs, language barriers and bureaucracy. We help clients chart a smoother course by providing comprehensive and cost-effective legal advice that saves time and money.
Our international trade group counsels companies ranging from multinationals to small and growing companies located in Canada and around the world, with the prime objective of helping navigate trade and international business opportunities, and overcoming obstacles while providing exemplary client service.
Governments turn to McMillan for assistance with complex legal issues that require an understanding of political sensitivities, strategic thinking and tactical excellence. Whether revising laws for a country’s entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO), advising on delicate negotiations affecting regulated or trade-protected sectors, or counselling government officials on trade rules applicable to major industrial projects, governments frequently put their trust in McMillan’s lawyers to succeed.
INTERNATIONAL TRADE REGULATIONS
International sales are more complex than domestic sale of goods and services. Costs are higher, due to tariffs and border delays, as well as differences in culture and language. Companies wanting to sell their products across borders must navigate national, regional and international trade regulations that address everything from fair competition to health, safety and environmental issues.
McMillan’s international trade lawyers help corporate clients navigate the maze of trade regulations that govern international business transactions. McMillan is known to help corporate clients lead on a global scale by advising on international trade policy and compliance matters; providing representation in anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and safeguard proceedings; negotiating with Canadian and international governmental bodies; litigating disputes before the courts and international arbitration tribunals; representing them in dispute settlement proceedings under the North American Free Trade Agreement and other international and regional trade treaties; and assisting them as they develop and implement internal compliance programs and conduct internal investigations.
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INSIGHTS (69 Posts)
Keeping the CPTPP as a Spare Tire: The New and Different Automotive Rules of Origin Under the CUSMA and the CPTPP
Canada Orders Temporary Extension of National Security Review Periods Under the Investment Canada Act
Supreme Court of Canada Opens the Door to Novel International Human Rights Claims: The Uncertain Implications for Canadian Resource Companies
As the “New NAFTA” Approaches Ratification, Regulated Foreign Entities Should Anticipate Stricter Record-Keeping Requirements
Challenges and Opportunities for Canadian Investors in Brazilian Insolvency Proceedings: Lessons from the IBA’s 2019 Global Restructuring Conference
The Next Wave of US Extraterritorial Sanctions regarding Cuba – Potential Impacts for Canadian Companies
“G I didn’t know!” is No Excuse: What You Need to Know About the Changes to Geographical Indicators in the Trade-marks Act
Government of Canada Provides Valuable Guidance on National Security Review of Foreign Investment in Canada
Impacts of the Supreme Court’s Decision in R v Anthony-Cook on the Certainty of Plea Agreements and Jointly Proposed Sentencing
In this Great Future, You Can’t Forget Your Past – Update to the Government of Canada’s Integrity Regime Provides Clarity, Includes General Anti-Avoidance Provisions
Shining a Light on Solar Panels: Government Promotion of Renewable Energy Leads to Trade Disputes and Trade Remedies
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