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Chris Scheitterlein is a skilled international trade lawyer with particular expertise in trade remedies and mergers and acquisitions. He advises on compliance with Canadian laws on import and export controls, anti-money laundering, economic sanctions and customs laws. He also acts for clients in anti-dumping and countervailing trade remedy cases before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).

Assisting clients in a wide range of sectors, Chris has gained significant industry knowledge in energy, aerospace and defence, and banking and finance. This insight is a benefit to his clients, including the various foreign and multinational companies he advises on doing business in Canada.

Prior to joining McMillan, Chris gained first-hand understanding of the dynamics of the public sector while working with federal agencies and departments. Over that time, he advised internal clients on economic sanctions and export controls, anti-money laundering, corruption and fraud. In addition to providing training, he worked on a number of export transactions and aerospace financing deals, as well as multi-hundred-million-dollar projects in the infrastructure and energy sectors.



Representative Matters

  • Investigation into dumping and subsidizing of container chassis from China (CC 2021 IN)
  • Investigation into dumping of oil country tubular goods from Mexico (OCTG3 2021 IN)
  • Investigation into dumping of concrete reinforcing bar from Russia and Oman (RB4 2020 IN)
  • Expiry Review concerning the dumping and subsidizing of oil country tubular goods from China (OCTG1 2020 ER)
  • Expiry Review concerning the dumping and subsidizing of oil country tubular goods from Taiwan, India, Indonesia, Philippines, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine and Vietnam (OCTG2 2020 ER)
  • Expiry Review concerning the dumping and subsidizing of concrete reinforcing bar from China, Turkey, South Korea (RB1 2019 ER)
  • Re-investigations concerning certain oil country tubular good (OCTG I & II) and certain seamless casing (OS 2019 RI)
  • Dumping investigation into certain heavy plate from Taiwan, Germany, South Korea, Malaysia, and Turkey (HP 2020 IN)
  • Dumping Investigation concerning dumping of concrete reinforcing bar from Algeria, Egypt, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam.

News


Media Mentions


Community Involvement

  • Law Help Ontario, former volunteer
  • Lawyers Feed the Hungry

Directorships & Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists

Education & Admissions

2015
Called to the Ontario bar
2017
Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS)
2016
Certified Fraud Examiner (ACFE)
2014
JDUniversity of Ottawa
2010
MA, International Relations and LawUniversity of Munich, Germany
2008
BA, International Relations and LawUniversity of Munich, Germany

Publications

Insights by Chris Scheitterlein (11 Posts)

Featured Insight

China’s Arduous Path to CPTPP Accession – A Myriad of Obstacles with an Improbable Outcome

On September 16, 2021, China submitted its request to accede to the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (“CPTPP”).

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Oct 13, 2021
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China’s New Sanctions Blocking Regime: Should Canadian Businesses in Hong Kong Be Worried?

On June 10, 2021, the Standing Committee of the Chinese National People’s Congress passed the Chinese Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law.

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Sep 1, 2021
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Beware of Petroleum and Potassium from Belarus! Canada Imposes New Sectoral Sanctions

On August 9, 2021, Canada announced sectoral sanctions under the Special Economic Measures Act (“SEMA”) against Belarus.

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Aug 15, 2021
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Cracking the Code – A Few Key Considerations for Developing Codes of Conduct

Codes of Conduct are an important tool for companies to mitigate legal and reputational risk by promoting ethical and responsible conduct of their employees.

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Jun 30, 2021
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When the Rubber Hits the Road: Practical Guidance for Automotive Companies to Comply with CUSMA

USMCA, CUSMA, T-MEC, CPTPP, Free Trade Agreements, Automotive Industry, International Trade, Duties, Global Affairs Canada.

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Mar 3, 2021
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Keeping the CPTPP as a Spare Tire: The New and Different Automotive Rules of Origin Under the CUSMA and the CPTPP

USMCA, CUSMA, T-MEC, CPTPP, Free Trade Agreements, Automotive Industry, International Trade, Duties, Global Affairs Canada.

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Dec 16, 2020
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Sanctions Alert: Canada Reimposes Sanctions on Belarus

Canada announced on September 29, 2020, that it would re-impose more targeted economic sanctions against Belarusian high-ranking public officials

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Sep 30, 2020
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Implementing New NAFTA: Agreement on Everything Except the Name!

This article identifies key sectoral and other changes to the NAFTA, which will come into effect on July 1, 2020 through the implementation of the CUSMA.

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Jun 24, 2020
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Will Modern Slavery Legislation Become a Reality in Canada?

Description of proposed modern slavery legislation in Canada that aims to address the issue of forced and child
labor in supply chains.

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Mar 3, 2020
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Canada’s New Export Brokering Regime

On September 17, 2019, Canada will formally become a State Party to the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty that regulates the international trade in conventional arms

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Aug 21, 2019
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NICARAGUA ALERT – Canada Imposes Sanctions on Certain Nicaraguan Officials

On June 21, 2019, Global Affairs Canada (“GAC”) imposed targeted sanctions against nine Nicaraguan senior public officials

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Jun 25, 2019