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Now Available! First edition of Cross-Border: A Retailer’s Guide To Doing Business in Canada

Posted in Canadian Market Entry, Cross-Border Transactions, Franchising, Retailing

Growing your retail business, or looking to set up shop in Canada? Check out Cross-Border: A Retailer’s Guide to Doing Business in Canada available now. This comprehensive resource offers an overview of the legal aspects of establishing and operating a retail business in Canada. It draws from the top-tier expertise developed by McCarthy Tétrault’s market-leading Retail and Consumer Markets Group and their unparalleled experience in the Canadian Consumer Products, Food, Beverage & Agribusiness, Franchise & Distribution, Hospitality and Retail sectors.

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Prepare to Launch – Part 1: Insights from Vancouver Start-up Week

Posted in Canadian Market Entry, Corporate Matters, Franchising, Retailing

Readers that are in the early stages of their business or approaching a growth phase may find this post http://www.canadiantechlawblog.com/2015/10/01/prepare-to-launch-part-1-insights-from-vancouver-startup-week/ by Genevieve Pinto and Maureen Gillis sharing insights from our recent Vancouver Start Up Week  Prepare to Launch panel event to be of interest.  Emerging consumer products and retail businesses are at the forefront of innovation, driving technological change and addressing changes in consumer spending habits.  The advice for start ups shared by our panel of experts will be very relevant to emerging and expanding consumer products and retail businesses.

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Doing Business in Canada: Read the latest updates to our popular guide

Posted in Acquisitions, Canadian Market Entry, Employment and HR, Franchising

McCarthy Tétrault’s Doing Business in Canada is an indispensable reference tool for lawyers and business persons regarding the legal aspects of establishing or acquiring a business in Canada. The newest edition reflects legislative changes including:

  • Canadian anti-spam legislation (CASL)
  • updates on investment thresholds related to the Competition Act and Foreign Investment laws
  • Supreme Court decisions and legislation affecting copyrights
  • new information for employers regarding unjust dismissal complaints
  • updates on anti-treaty shopping measures introduced in 2014

We encourage you to consult one of our lawyers to gain a more comprehensive analysis of the legal implications of your proposed investment.

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Canada’s Anti-Spam Law is Coming – Are You Ready?

Posted in Canadian Market Entry, Consumer Protection, Corporate Matters, Franchising, Retailing

The following snIP/ITs blog post by Charles Morgan and Puneet Soni may be of interest to readers of this blog:

Canada’s Anti-Spam Law is Coming – Are You Ready?

Industry Minister James Moore announced today that most of Canada’s long-anticipated anti-spam/malware legislation (“CASL” for short) will be coming into force on July 1, 2014. As part of today’s announcement, Industry Canada also released a significantly revised and final version of its important CASL regulations.

CASL is widely considered to be the toughest commercial electronic messaging legislation in the world, and its coming into force will have significant implications … Continue Reading

Canada Preparing to Impose a 100% Surtax on Imports from the United States

Posted in Canadian Market Entry, Cross-Border Transactions

The Canadian government has announced that it is considering the application of a 100% retaliatory surtax on selected goods imported from the United States. The proposed surtax is Canada’s response to the failure of the United States to implement World Trade Organization (WTO) rulings that held that U.S. Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) requirements under the 2008 Farm Bill (Bill) violate their WTO obligations by discriminating against Canadian (and Mexican) livestock. Public consultations are ongoing, and companies that rely on imports of the targeted products should be taking immediate steps to ensure they are not sideswiped by Canada’s retaliatory measures. … Continue Reading