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LexSage is a boutique Canadian international trade and sales tax law firm operating from the historic Gooderham “Flatiron” Building in Toronto, Ontario. LexSage was founded by Cyndee Todgham Cherniak.

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LexSage offers specialized legal expertise that is based on 20 years of experience in some of Canada’s most prestigious national and international law firms.  LexSage offers sage legal counsel to domestic and international businesses and individuals who need specialized advice from lawyers who look at international trade, customs, export controls and/or sales tax issues on a daily basis.
LexSage compliments and supplements legal services offerings of large and small Canadian and international law firms that do not have in-house expertise in international trade and/or sales tax law.  LexSage is a resource and an outsource destination focussed in the areas of antidumping and countervailing duties, customs law, NEXUS pass confiscations/appeals, import and export controls and economic sanctions/trade restrictions, anti-corruption and anti-bribery, safeguards, technical barriers to trade, World Trade Organization strategic planning and litigation, North American Free Trade Agreement strategic  planning and litigation/arbitrations, NAFTA Chapter Eleven investor-state arbitrations, free trade agreements, bilateral investment treaty arbitrations and strategic planning, government procurement bid challenges, international sale of goods contracts, food and consumer safety, harmonized sales tax, goods and services tax, provincial sales tax, employer health tax, land transfer tax, etc.
Sage legal advice is delivered in a flexible, practical, holistic and cost-effective manner.

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  • Cyndee Todgham Cherniak is quoted in the Globe & Mail and provides comments about whether Canadians pay customs duties on U.S. made goods

    Cyndee Todgham Cherniak is quoted in June 19, 2018 a Globe & Mail Article written by Steven Chase entitled "Canada's duties for shoppers to smuggle, Trump wrongly accuses" Canada does not charge customs duties on U.S.-made shoes when a Canadian shopper goes to the United States for a day of shopping (less than 24 hours). Canada only charges sales tax at the border - just as Canadians have to buy sales tax when they buy shoes in Canada. If a Canadian buys non-U.S. shoes (e.g., shoes made in China), a Canadian pays customs duties and sales taxes at the border). So, Canada give a preference to U.S.-made products bought by Canadians in the United States.

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  • Cyndee Todgham Cherniak is quoted in this Herald article and talks about supply management and what President Trump wants

    Cyndee Todgham Cherniak is quoted in this June 15, 2018 article in the Herald entitled "U.S. pressure on supply management concerns local farmers". Cyndee says “My belief is Trump is all about managed trade... “He just wants a bigger piece of the pie so he can go back to Wisconsin and say ‘Look what I got you.’".

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  • Cyndee Todgham Cherniak is quoted in this MacLeans article about Trump and Supply Management Trade War

    On June 13, 2018, Cyndee Todgham Cherniak was quoted in "Donald Trump doesn't really want to kill supply management. Neither do American farmers." This article was written by John Geddes for MacLeans.

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  • Cyndee Todgham Cherniak is quoted in CBA National Article "Canada's trade fight: The legal options are slim"

    Cyndee Todgham Cherniak is quoted in Yves Faguy's article "Canada's trade fight: The legal options are slim" on June 1, 2018. Cyndee says "It makes no sense that [the 5 year sunset clause] is his critical piece ... He'll never use it even assuming he gets re-elected. He's two-years into his current term and in year seven, he'll be a lame-duck president. I just don't see why Trump is making the sunset clause his red line.

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  • Cyndee Todgham Cherniak and Heather Innes quoted in CBA National "Can we do business? Making trade deals work for you?"

    Cyndee Todgham Cherniak and Heather Innes spoke on a CCCA panel about how in-house counsel can take advantage of trade agreements and trade variables for the benefit of their companies. Some of the points raised are quoted and discussed in the CBA National (blog) article "Can we do business? Making trade deals work for you?" written by Kim Covert.

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  • Cyndee Todgham Cherniak is quoted in Vice Canada article "How Canadian Customs Decides Which Porn is Too Hardcore"

    Cyndee Todgham Cherniak is quoted in Justin Rohrlich's article entitled "How Canadian Customs Decides Which Porn is Too Hardcore". Who said that customs is not interesting? This article does contain too much information - Cyndee said “Sometimes you know it when you see it; other times, you don’t know what you’re watching”. A former CBSA Officer provides the colourful details...

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  • Cyndee Todgham Cherniak appeared on Global News Radio On Point with Arlene Bynon

    On May 2, 2018, Cyndee Todgham Cherniak was a guest on Global News Radio "On Point" with Arlene Bynon. She spoke about the Trump steel and aluminum tariffs, the Canadian temporary exemption and the NAFTA 2.0 negotiations.

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  • Heather Innes' article "Know Your FTAs" is published in the Journal of the Law Society of Scotland (April 2018)

    Heather Innes' article "Know Your FTAs" was published in the April 2018 Issue of the Journal o the Law Society of Scotland. Heather explains the value of using trade agreements to gain a competitive edge in the global marketplace.

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  • Cyndee Todgham Cherniak and Heather Innes spoke at the 2018 Canadian Corporate Counsel Association National Conference in Toronto

    On April 30, 2018, Cyndee Todgham Cherniak and Heather Innes spoke on a panel about managing trade risks and communicating information about trade variables to the Board of Directors. Cyndee and Heather provided useful information to in-house counsel about various free trade agreements, trade remedies and economic sanctions. Cyndee and Heather also discussed how advice about trade variables can help save money.

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  • Cyndee Todgham Cherniak is quoted in Digital Journal about NAFTA's Energy Chapter

    On April 26, 2018, Cyndee Todgham Cherniak was quoted in Ken Hanly's Op-Ed in Digital Journal entitled "Op-Ed: Top Officials pushing for a NAFTA Agreement soon". Cyndee discusses the uniqueness of NAFTA 1.0's energy chapter.

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  • Cyndee Todgham Cherniak is quoted in the Globe & Mail giving advice on digital devices searches at the Canadian border

    On April 25, 2018, Cyndee Todgham Cherniak was quoted in an article by Allan Lynch in the Globe and Mail entitled "Facing a digital strip search at the border? Here's how to keep things under wraps". Cyndee discusses what the Canada Border Services Agency is permitted to do under Canadian law. She also discusses what travelers can do to minimize the intrusion into their digital suitcase.

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  • Cyndee Todgham Cherniak spoke at the ABA Section of International Law Annual Meeting in New York on the topic of "Blockchain and Trade Compliance"

    On April 20, 2018, Cyndee Todgham Cherniak was a speaker on a panel "Blockchain: Disrupting the Economy of Trust in International Trade" at the American Bar Association, Section of International Law Annual Meeting. Cyndee spoke on the topic of "Blockchain and Trade Compliance". Cyndee discussed the importance of incorporating customs and trade compliance in Blockchain solutions for international trade.

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  • Cyndee Todgham Cherniak to speak at World ECR Export Controls and Sanctions Forum in Washington DC June 4 & 5, 2018

    Cyndee Todgham Cherniak will be speaking at the World ECR Export Controls and Sanctions Forum that will be held in Washington DC on June 4 & 5, 2018. Cyndee supports World ECR because it is one of the best forums to discuss export controls & economic sanctions. The speakers are top in the field and knowledgeable about the current issues (speakers include in-house compliance officers). If you would like to know more, please click on this link to the brochure- https://www.worldecr.com/wp-content/uploads/WorldECR-Forum-Programme-2018-WASHINGTON-DC-1.pdf

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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".

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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".

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  • Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been named a "Client Champion" for 2017 by Martindale-Hubbell

    LexSage is pleased to announce that its founder, Cyndee Todgham Cherniak, has been named a client champion by Martindale-Hubbell. Ms. Todgham Cherniak was selected for this honour based on exceptional reviews provided by her clients. To see the plaque awarded to Ms. Todgham Cherniak please click "read more"

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  • 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".

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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"

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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"

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  • 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"

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  • 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"

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  • 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"

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  • 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.

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  • 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".

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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"

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  • 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".

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  • 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".

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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".

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted by Shanifa Nasser of the CBC

    Cyndee Todgham Cherniak was quoted in an article entitled "Some Nexus cards revoked on both sides of border following U.S. executive order" by Shanifa Nasser of the CBC.

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  • Cyndee Todgham Cherniak was interviewed on CBC Radio February 3, 2016

    Cyndee Todgham Cherniak was interviewed by Karen Gordon on CBC Radio with to the NEXUS Card Program and revocations.

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  • Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted by Monique Muise of AM980

    Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in an article entitled "Nexus cards reportedly revoked in wake of Trump travel ban" written by Monique Muise of AM980 News

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  • Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in an article by Katherine Freeland in Issue 57 of the WorldECR

    Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in an article entitled "Canadian Parliamentary Committee Reviews its Sanctions Policy" published in the WorldECR Issue 57

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  • Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in an article by Justin Ling in the Winter 2016 Issue of CBA National

    Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in an article entitled "Passing judgment on Canada’s export of military goods" published on January 26, 2017 in the CBA National magazine.

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  • Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in an article by Jeff Buckstein in the January 2017 Issue of The Bottom Line

    Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in an article entitled "Trump’s victory leaves Canada in ‘uncertain waters’" written by Jeff Buckstein for the January 2017 issue of The Bottom Line. Note: This article originally appeared in the issue of The Bottom Line. Any other use (reprint in a newsletter, for example) requires further permission requests.

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  • Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in an article by Greg Keenan in the Globe and Mail

    Cyndee Todgham Cherniak was quoted on January 18, 2017 in an article by Greg Keenan in the Globe and Mail called "Auto sector gears up for potential changes to NAFTA’s rules of origin"

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  • Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been recognized for the year 2016 in The International Who's Who of Trade & Customs Lawyers as one of the world's leading practitioners in trade law

    We are honoured to announce that Cyndee Todgham Cherniak and LexSage Professional Corporation have been recognized by Who's Who Legal as one of the world's leading practitioners in trade law.

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  • Acquisition International Magazine awards LexSage Professional Corporation with Excellence Award

    We are honoured to announce that LexSage Professional Corporation has been awarded with the Acquisition International Excellence Award 2016 for Most Outstanding International Trade Law Boutique.

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  • Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in an article by Jeff Buckstein in the December 16, 2016 of the Lawyers Weekly

    Cyndee Todgham Cherniak was quoted in Jeff Buckstein's article entitled "New U.S. Leader Assembles Team as Canadian's Ponder Future Trade". Note: This article originally appeared in the issue of The Lawyer's Weekly. Any other use (reprint in a newsletter, for example) requires further permission requests.

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  • Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in an article by Jeff Buckstein in the December 2016 Issue of the Bottom Line

    Cyndee Togham Cherniak has been quoted in Jeff Buckstein's article "Trade pact approved but deal not done" in the December 2016 issue of The Bottom Line.

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  • Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in the November 23, 2016 Globe and Mail

    Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in an article by Katia Dmitrieva entitled "First lumber, now drywall in Canada-U.S. trade tensions.

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  • Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in the November 23, 2016 Bloomberg News

    Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in an article by Katia Dmitrieva entitled "First lumber, now drywall in Canada-U.S. trade tensions.

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  • Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in the November 18, 2016 Issue of the Lawyer's Weekly

    Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in Jeff Buckstein's article entitled "Trade agreement approved, but deal not done"

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  • Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in the Globe and Mail by Steven Chase

    Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted by Steven Chase in the Globe and Mail article titled "Trump win could make it hard for Canadian firms to do business in Iran"

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  • What Are The Steps Canada Follows To Ratify And Implement A Treaty?

    Cyndee Todgham Cherniak answers what are the next steps to ratify and implement the Canada-EU CETA

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  • Cyndee Todgham Cherniak's article published in October 2016 Issue of "Corporate Brief"

    Cyndee Todgham Cherniak's article entitled "Directors’ And Officers’ Liability For Failure To Obtain An Import Permit" has been published in the "Corporate Brief" Newsletter - October 2016 Issue Number 266

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  • Cyndee Todgham Cherniak appears on CBC's "On The Money"

    Cyndee Todgham Cherniak was interviewed by Peter Armstrong with respect to the Canada-EU CETA walk-out and implications for the Canada-EU CETA, Brexit, future trade agreements

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  • Cyndee Todgham Cherniak Speaking at WorldECR Exports & Sanctions Forum 2016 (London) on October 13-14, 2016

    Cyndee will be speaking on recent key developments in Canadian trade controls and regulation that all export compliance managers should be aware of, including: *Changes to Canada’s economic sanctions against Iran and Russia *Changes to Canada’s export controls against Belarus *Recent cases under the Special Economic Measures Act *Recent cases under the Export and Import Permits Act *Update on developments under the Trudeau government

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  • Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in an article by Jeff Buckstein in the October 2016 Issue of the Bottom Line

    Cyndee commented about the potential implications for free trade with Canada during the administration of the next U.S. president in 2017.

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  • Cyndee Todgham Cherniak has been quoted in the September 23, 2016 Globe and Mail article by Steven Chase entitled "Commons committee to scrutinize arms export controls

    Cyndee discussed the review of Canada's export-controls legislation.

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  • Cyndee Todgham Cherniak quoted in article by Jeff Buckstein in the The Lawyer's Weekly entitled "U.S. presidential hopefuls glower over scope and impact of free trade."

    In this article, Jeff Buckstein discusses the U.S. presidential hopefuls' positions with respect to international free trade deals. Cyndee Todgham Cherniak discusses various issues including the TPP, NAFTA, and other trade deals. Note: This article originally appeared in the issue of The Lawyer's Weekly. Any other use (reprint in a newsletter, for example) requires further permission requests. Click here to read Jeff Buckstein's article (http://www.lawyersweekly.ca/articles/2991).

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  • Cyndee Todgham Cherniak quoted in article by Cam Fortems in the Kamloops this Week entitled "Drywall dispute could mean pricier new homes"

    This article discusses the international trade dispute involving Certain Gypsum Board. Cyndee Todgham Cherniak discusses the main factors in the dispute. Note: This article originally appeared in the issue of The Kamloops Weekly. Any other use (reprint in a newsletter, for example) requires further permission requests. Click here to read Cam Fortems' article (http://www.kamloopsthisweek.com/drywall-dispute-could-mean-pricier-new-homes/).

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  • Cyndee Todgham Cherniak Speaking at The WorldECR Exports & Sanctions Forum 2016 (Washington) on September 12-13, 2016

    Cyndee will be speaking on recent key developments in Canadian trade controls and regulation that all export compliance managers should be aware of, including: *Changes to Canada’s economic sanctions against Iran and Russia *Changes to Canada’s export controls against Belarus *Recent cases under the Special Economic Measures Act *Recent cases under the Export and Import Permits Act *Update on developments under the Trudeau government

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  • Cyndee Todgham Cherniak quoted in the Droit Inc. article by Jean-Francois Parent, "Douane: pas de secret professionnel, meme pour les avocats

    In this article, Cyndee discusses the issues with respect to solicitor-client privilege when crossing the border.

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  • Cyndee Todgham Cherniak was quoted in The Lawyers Weekly article by Jeff Buckstein, "Canadian internal trade pact deal sparks cautious optimism."

    In this article, Jeff Buckstein discusses the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), a topic Cyndee has written extensively on and was called to testify on May 11, 2016 before the Canadian Senate Standing Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce - the Committee charged with considering internal trade in Canada. Click to read a transcript of Cyndee’s testimony before the Senate (http://www.parl.gc.ca/Content/SEN/Committee/421/banc/52584-e.htm?Language=E&Parl=42&Ses=1&comm_id=3) On the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT), Cyndee notes that "negative lists are always better. Negative lists always mean greater market access." This is in reference to the AIT featuring a "positive list" of specific goods and services available for free trade, but excluding everything else. For more on this subject, read "Canada's Fathers of Confederation Envisioned internal Free Trade Between Provinces" (http://lexsage.com/documents/May 29, 2016 Canadas Fathers of Confederation Envisioned Internal Free Trade Between Provinces.pdf). You may also wish to read 5 Things You Should Know About Canadian Trade Agreement (http://lexsage.com/5-Things-You-Should-Know-Canadian-Trade-Agreement). Note: This article originally appeared in the August 2016 issue of The Bottom Line. Any other use (reprint in a newsletter, for example) requires further permission requests. Click here to read Jeff Buckstein's article (http://www.lawyersweekly.ca/articles/2775).

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  • Cyndee Todgham Cherniak A Contributing Author to U.S. Customs: A Practitioner's Guide

    Cyndee Todgham Cherniak is a contributing author to the second edition of U.S. Customs: A Practitioner’s Guide to Principles, Processes, and Procedures, which lays out the framework of U.S. customs law, and addresses topics areas of interest for all importers, namely compliance, enforcement, and trade security. This book addresses the U.S. legal framework governing importation, importers' record keeping obligations, administrative and judicial review of Customs and Border Patrol decisions, auditing, and policy on liquidated damages, penalties and seizures, security and trade facilitation. Below is a closer look at the two chapters Cyndee to which contributed. Chapter 7: Importer Recordkeeping Obligations: What Do I Need to Keep? In a world where invoices are sent to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) via various methods, the modern importer may be surprised to learn how important it remains to maintain original (often paper) records of all translations. This chapter addressees the reasoning behind recordkeeping requirements. Chapter 14: Trusted Trader Programs Since establishing the Customs-Trade Partnership against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program in 2001, U.S. Customs and Border Security (CBP) has sought to expand the ways in which CBP can work with industry to promote trade security and facilitation. The CBP’s attempts are reviewed and discussed in this chapter. To purchase a copy of this edition, bit.ly/CyndeeUSCustoms. The International Practitioner’s Deskbook Series has been published by American Bar Association (ABA) Book Publishing.

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  • Cyndee Todgham Cherniak Quoted In The Lawyers Weekly Article By Jeff Buckstein

    Cyndee was quoted in The Lawyers Weekly article by Jeff Buckstein, "Island kingdom backs away from ties binding it to European shores". This article takes on the Canadian perspective of the impact of Britain leaving the EU. The main concern is how Brexit might impact the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the EU that has yet to be approved by either side. "In the wake of Brexit" noted Cyndee "there is a question about whether one or two other countries might, like Britain, also be thinking about exiting the EU, and how they might approach CETA...Would they decide not to ratify? Or would leaders of countries think, ‘we might use this as an opportunity to renegotiate a few things?’"

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  • Cyndee Todgham Cherniak Quoted In The Law Times Article By Gabrielle Giroday

    Cyndee was quoted in The Law Times article by Gabrielle Giroday, "Lawyers can protect private information: Privilege jeopardized by border searches". In this article, Cyndee says that the issue of solicitor-client privilege is more timely than ever for lawyers concerned about protecting their clients' privacy, especially since there is no policy that protects solicitor-client privilege when officers want to search their electronic devices, or their contents, at the border.

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  • Cyndee Todgham Cherniak Was A Panelist at U.S.-Canada Summit S.A.G.E. June 15-17, 2016

    Cyndee was a panelist at the U.S.-Canada Summit S.A.G.E. on "Fireside Chat – Beyond the Border and Regulatory Cooperation Council as a Framework for the Canada-U.S. Relationship: Lessons Learned."

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  • Cyndee Todgham Cherniak Presented at Commodity Tax Discussion Group

    Cyndee presented on the Canada Revenue Agency's ability to seek information from third-parties (think Panama Papers) at the Commodity Tax Discussion Group meeting on June 13, 2016. Cyndee's presentation was titled: Requirement for Information Minister of National Revenue v. Royal Bank of Canada.

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  • Canada-U.S. Hackathon: Get North America Trading Again.

    Cyndee Todgham Cherniak was a judge at the Canada US Hackathon on Sunday February 28, 2016. Dozens of people from academia, the private sector, and trade groups formed teams to compete in the weekend event titled “Canada-U.S. Hackathon: Get North America Trading Again.” They’ll seek to design software that simplifies the import-export process, in an event sponsored by the Canadian and American governments, industry groups, and corporate powerhouses like Microsoft, IBM and Amazon.

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  • Mondaq awards LexSage Professional Corporation with "Contributor With Most Reader Responses in Canada"

    We are honoured to announce that LexSage Professional Corporation has been named "Contributor with Most Reader Responses in Canada" by Mondaq for the month of January 2016.

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  • Cyndee Todgham Cherniak speaks at the Canadian International Law Student's Conference 2016

    Cyndee Todgham Cherniak took part in a panel on the TransPacific Partnership at the CILSC - 2016

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  • Cyndee Todgham Cherniak featured in LXBN Leaders

    Cyndee Todgham Cherniak Blogs Because Is's the Right Thing to Do

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  • Cyndee Todgham Cherniak speaks the OBA Institute 2016

    On Wednesday February 3, 2016 Cyndee Todgham Cherniak participated in a panel discussion entitled "Successfully Managing GST/HST and Income Tax Issues in Your Practice". Please click "Read More" to see Cyndee's Powerpoint Presentation slides.

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