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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The European Union's pathbreaking Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism expects Canadian exporters to closely monitor their embedded carbon in exported goods.
"Export Enforcement Five", which includes Canada, has released new guidelines aimed at limiting Russian export controls and sanctions evasion.
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Our panel of professionals will highlight important changes impacting the automotive industry in Canada’s ever-evolving regulatory landscape including updates to cross-border sales legislation, advertising obligations arising from drip pricing provisions under the Competition Act and understanding Transport Canada's lates enforcement tool: administrative monetary penalties.
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Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) Launches Investigations in Mining and Apparel Sectors
CORE Investigates Nike Canada Corp and Dynasty Gold Corp, but Declines to Investigate GobiMin Inc.
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