Canada-US Blog

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.

Visit Blog


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

Canada Is Imposing Emergency Steel Safeguards on 7 Steel Products and Conducting an Injury Inquiry

On October 11, 2018, Canada’s Department of Finance announced that effective October 25, 2018, Canada will be imposing emergency tariff rate quotas on 7 categories of steel products.  The Department of Finance has prepared a report and there will...

Canada’s Process to Ratify USMCA

On September, 2018, the United States, Canada, and Mexico announced that a new NAFTA was agreed and would be called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (“USMCA”) (also known as NAFTA 2.0).  The text of the USMCA was posted on the United S...

The USMCA Rules of Origin: Changes Affecting Auto Manufacturers and Auto Parts Makers

Late in the evening on September 30, 2018, the United States, Canada and Mexico announced the conclusion of negotiations of the United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (”USMCA”) (also known as NAFTA 2.0). While the text of USMCA remains to...

Keeping up with the U.S. imposed 301 tariffs on China

For the latest information, check out this posting – China Tariffs – List 3 Finalized and Taking Effect   The post Keeping up with the U.S. imposed 301 tariffs on China appeared first on Canada-U.S. Blog. ...

KORUS – Who Gets the Benefits?

Published by the Journal of Commerce in September 2018. While we are all understandably caught up in the trade war with China and wait to see whether additional tariffs will be imposed on more Chinese-made goods, the Korea – U.S. Free Trade Agreem...