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This blog is about Canada-United States cross border legal issues. Some of the authors are practicing lawyers and some are law students. This is a forum for discussion that presents an opportunity for law students to contribute and become known to potential employers in this dynamic area of the law.

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Cyndee Cherniak

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak is the founding lawyer of LexSage, a boutique international trade law and sales tax firm in Toronto, Ontario. She has practiced for almost 20 years at Canada’s top Bay Street law firms.

Susan Kohn Ross

Su’s practice focuses on compliance whether dealing with cybersecurity/privacy or import/export. She deals with regulatory, civil and criminal issues. Her clients come to her for assistance to solve current challenges but also to identify and manage risk.


“Cyndee is the leading authority on HST tax law. She recently gave a presentation to our business group and I was impressed with her depth of knowledge and it became very evident how under prepared most - Christine Aquin Pope

Awards & Publications

Judicial Advisory Committee for the Tax Court of Canada - Minister of Justice (2014)

Latest Articles

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal Has Posted Expiry Review Dates for Existing AD/CVD Orders

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (“CITT”) has changed their website and have added a page listing all the target dates for expiry reviews (5 year sunset reviews) of existing antidumping and countervailing duty orders. This is helpful to...

Canada-US Preclearance Agreement enters into effect

On August 15, 2019, the Canada-United States Preclearance Agreement (officially known as the Agreement on Land, Rail, Marine and Air Transport Preclearance between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America) entered ...

Top Ten Issues For Direct Sellers Doing Business in Canada

Direct sellers (also known as network sellers) enter the lucrative Canadian market, often without asking questions about whether there are any Canadian laws they should know about. Canadians sign up as independent sales contractors and start to buil...

China Tariffs – List 4 Formally Announced

On August 15, 2019, USTR issued a pre-publication version of the Federal Register in which the formal announcement regarding China 301 Tariffs List 4A/B will be made. In that notice, USTR clarified the September 1, 2019 effective date refers to the ...

Tit for Tat Continues – Will It Ever End?

Originally published by the Journal of Commerce in August 2019 Much has been said recently in the general press about the latest round of tariffs and what did or did not prompt President Trump to decide that August 1st was the right time to impose a...