What Does the CBSA Review During a Customs Valuation Verification?

What Does the CBSA Review During a Customs Valuation Verification? Canadian importers (especially non-resident importers and those related to a foreign entity) may, someday, be contacted by the Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) to conduct a customs valuation verification.  Current CBSA valuation verification priorities include apparel (Chapters 61 and 62) and food preparations and pastrycook’s products (Chapter 19).   View Full Post
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The Federal Maritime Commission Authorization Act of 2017: A Death Knell for Tariffs and Closer Carrier Scrutiny?

The Federal Maritime Commission Authorization Act of 2017: A Death Knell for Tariffs and Closer Carrier Scrutiny? Current bills (HR 2593, S. 1119) authorizing appropriations for the Federal Maritime Commission contain substantive terms which seem to forecast the path the regulatory agency is taking with respect to both tariff requirements and regulation of ocean transportation intermediaries. The bills address some meaningful changes to the current antiquated tariff system. View Full Post
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Beware: Stock Performance Based Executive Compensation is an Unallowable Cost Under the FAR

Beware: Stock Performance Based Executive Compensation is an Unallowable Cost Under the FAR It is common for corporations to compensate executives (and other employees) based upon stock price performance.  Tax implications lend support for this practice with respect to high-paid employees, as executive compensation is only deductible up to a limit of $1 million per year, so companies are inclined to compensate executives with stock performance-based compensation because it is not subject to a deductible cap. View Full Post
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Oregon Adds Suspicious Order Reporting to Wholesale Distributor Requirements

Oregon Adds Suspicious Order Reporting to Wholesale Distributor Requirements Recently, the Oregon Board of Pharmacy adopted a new rule for wholesale distributors, requiring that they report suspicious orders to the Board for review. The rule goes into effect on July 1, 2017. The adoption of the new rule followed several recent settlements by wholesale distributors around the country, who are facing severe penalties for failing to report suspicious orders of controlled substances to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). View Full Post
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When is a Chair Not a Chair? Big Data Algorithms, Disparate Impact, and Considerations of Modular Programming

By | Data Privacy Monitor | June 19, 2017
When is a Chair Not a Chair? Big Data Algorithms, Disparate Impact, and Considerations of Modular Programming The DESI VII Workshop titled “Using Advanced Data Analysis in eDiscovery & Related Disciplines to Identify and Protect Sensitive Information in Large Collections” was held on the Strand Campus of King’s College in London on June 12, 2017. DESI VII was particularly focused on privacy, and presented numerous papers that examined emerging protocols and novel techniques for identifying and protecting sensitive information in large collections of data, with specific references to the following four areas: View Full Post
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An Important Ruling for Secured Lenders – Ninth Circuit Holds That the Proper Cramdown Valuation is Replacement Value

An Important Ruling for Secured Lenders – Ninth Circuit Holds That the Proper Cramdown Valuation is Replacement Value In an important decision for secured creditors, the Ninth Circuit recently held that the proper “cramdown” valuation of a secured creditor’s collateral is its replacement value, regardless of whether the foreclosure value would generate a higher valuation of the collateral.  The appellate court’s decision has the potential to significantly impact lenders that include certain types of restrictions on the use of the collateral (such as low income housing requirements) in their financing documents. View Full Post
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Foreign Holidays and Your Judge’s Timeline

By | Hague Law Blog | June 19, 2017
Foreign Holidays and Your Judge’s Timeline (Hint: foreign holidays trump the judge.) The prevailing rule: a plaintiff’s lawyer has to get things done in a timely manner (ie: yesterday) or the court gets irritated.  The judge wants a brief before she goes to bed.  The clerk’s office reminds you that they’re closing early in honor of Truman’s birthday tomorrow (in Missouri, we’re just wild about Harry).   View Full Post
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