Container ship in import, export and business logistics
Container ship in import, export and business logistics
Container ship in import, export and business logistics

INTERNATIONAL TRADE

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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Primary Contacts

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Dr. A. Neil Campbell

Partner, International Trade | Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment

Deals and Cases

Insights (10 Posts)View More

Featured Insight

Sanctions Enforcement Rising: Border Seizures and Forfeitures, Administrative Penalties and a New Reporting Obligation for Sanctions Evasion Offences

Changes to Canada’s sanctions regime under Bill C-59 will add reporting requirements for importers/exporters, create AMPs, and grant new CBSA seizure powers.

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Jun 13, 2024
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Foreign Investment in the EV Battery Market: Regulatory Framework in North America and Canada’s Strategic Edge

Explore Canada & U.S. electric vehicle battery market growth, incentives, and foreign investment regulations. Strategic insights for Indo-Pacific companies.

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Apr 10, 2024
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Careful what you wish for! Canada issues long-awaited “guidance” on economic sanctions

Global Affairs Canada has, for the first time, released guidance on the application of economic sanctions in Canada, including to non-Canadian persons.

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Mar 28, 2024
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New Era of Foreign Investment Scrutiny Starts in Canada with Passage of Investment Canada Act Amendment Bill

Bill C-34 amends the Investment Canada Act to enhance the government of Canada's national security review powers.

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Mar 27, 2024
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Two-Year Anniversary of Russia’s Illegal Invasion of Ukraine: New Sanctions Designations and Expansion of Export Prohibitions

To coincide with the two-year anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Canada announced new sanctions and financial reporting obligations.

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Feb 28, 2024
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2024 Changes to Canada’s Thresholds for Merger Notification and Investment Canada Act Reviews

Providing updates on the 2024 merger thresholds under Canada's Competition Act and Investment Canada Act.

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Feb 28, 2024
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Update on 2024 Mandatory Supply Chain Reporting Obligation: New Guidance and Mandatory Questionnaire

Canadian and international businesses must file their first annual report on forced labour and child labour in supply chains by May 31, 2024.

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Jan 16, 2024
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CETA, TCA, CPTPP and CUKFTA – The Web of Trade Agreements Between Canada and the UK

Canada and the UK will maintain a strong trade relationship and preferential market access through a complex and expansive web of trade agreements.

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Nov 15, 2023
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A New Intelligence Creeps into the Capital Markets

On October 10, 2023, the OSC and EY jointly released a report on the use of artificial intelligence in Ontario's capital markets.

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Nov 7, 2023
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Canada & Taiwan Conclude Foreign Investment Protection Arrangement

Canada-Taiwan FIPA Latest Milestone in Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy.

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Oct 30, 2023