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ICSID Tribunal: State Imposed Tobacco Control Measures Do Not Violate Investment Treaty Obligations
The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) tribunal recently released its decision in Philip Morris v. Uruguay, holding that tobacco control regulations implemented by a state to protect public health do not violate the state's investment treaty obligations.
1 Aug 2016
ICSID Tribunal Upholds High Threshold For Granting Provisional Measures And Ordering Security For Costs
On January 3, 2005, Rozmin received a letter from the Slovak District Mining Office stating that Rozmin's exclusive mining rights had been revoked and were to be awarded to a different company.
18 Sep 2015
(Don’t) Let It Go: B.C. Court Sets Test For Freezing Assets In International Arbitration
A judgment released by the British Columbia Court of Appeal has important implications for international arbitration in British Columbia and granting orders freezing defendants’ assets.
6 Jun 2014
International Arbitration Involving Mainland Chinese Parties
International arbitration has become the norm for settling international commercial disputes, however, procedural and enforcement issues in some jurisdictions suggest caution in approach.
31 May 2012
Customs: CITT Disassembles CBSA’s Position On Imported Safety Footwear
On July 25, 2007, the CITT issued its decision in Tai Lung (Canada) Ltd. v. President of the Canada Border Services Agency, AP-2006-034, in which the Tribunal stomped on the Canada Border Service Agency’s position on how footwear components imported together should be classified for customs purposes. At issue in the appeal were two types of goods imported by Tai Lung.
6 Sep 2007
The UPS Decision - Victory Or Temporary Relief For NAFTA Governments?
"On June 11, 2007, an ICSID arbitration tribunal issued a decision rejecting UPS’s claim under Chapter 11 of NAFTA alleging that the Government of Canada gives its state-owned postal service, Canada Post, favourable treatment over UPS."
4 Sep 2007
NAFTA Origin Of Used RVs – CITT Fails To Check Its Rearview Mirror
The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) recently issued two decisions both dealing with whether used recreational vehicles imported into Canada qualify for duty-free treatment pursuant to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
26 Jun 2007
Blakes Bulletin on International Trade - China Focus - December 2005
The People’s Republic of China (excluding the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region) is Canada’s fourth largest export market. In 2004, Canada’s total merchandising exports of goods to China amounted to C$6.6 billion, an increase of 39% over 2003. Total merchandising imports from China increased to C$24.1 billion in 2004, up 30% over 2003. Canada ranks as amongst China’s top 10 trading partners and amongst its top 10 export markets.
21 Dec 2005
Canadian International Trade Tribunal Continues Anti-Dumping Order After 21 Years Of Protection
On September 12, 2005, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (Tribunal) released its statement of reasons continuing, with amendment, an anti-dumping order concerning whole potatoes imported from the United States (U.S.) for use or consumption in British Columbia (B.C.). With the amendment, the Tribunal excluded from its order certain potato types and pack sizes.
28 Sep 2005
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