I am just back from
Much to my dismay, I did not spend enough time in
When I landed, I discovered anunexpectedlyy rugged and rustic town with a collection of Irish pubs and eclectic restaurants. Picture
The conference was interesting. Basically, it was a quick overview of customs and trade issues including safeguard actions, Canadian export controls, and penalties. My job was to explain reasonable care,
Happily, I did not get any questions about the softwood lumber dispute. There was agreement among everyone in the room that importers should be able to rely on facially valid NAFTA certificates of origin without having an obligation to engage in independent verification of the origin of the merchandise. That translates into saying that Customs' case against Ford Motor Company is bogus. Which it is.