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Paul Burns has over 35 years of experience advising clients on all aspects of international trade and commodity tax, including significant experience advising on Canadian customs and export control matters. Paul obtained his LL.B. from the University of Western Ontario. For many years, he served as the practice group coordinator of the International Commercial Practice Group in Baker McKenzie's Toronto office.

Baker McKenzie’s Sanctions Blog published the alert titled Canada Introduces Ban on the Provision of 28 Services to the Russian Oil, Gas and Chemical Industries, Including Technical, Management, Accounting, and Advertising Services on 10 June 2022. Read the article via the link here. Please also visit our Sanctions Blog for the most recent updates.

In the midst of regulatory developments, increased enforcement and greater coordination amongst customs and transfer pricing regulators, businesses need to stay abreast of the latest considerations with respect to the interaction between transfer pricing and customs valuation within their supply chain.

In the session on 23 June, senior tax and transfer pricing professionals will share their observations on the latest customs and transfer pricing developments in the EMEA region and provide practical guidance on how to mitigate risks on these issues.

Baker McKenzie’s Sanctions Blog published the alert titled Canada Introduces Additional Designations on 22 Senior Officials of Russian Financial Institutions and Their Family Members, and 4 Russian Financial Institutions and Banks on 1 June 2022. Read the article via the link here. Please also visit our Sanctions Blog for the most recent updates.

Baker McKenzie’s Sanctions Blog published the alert titled Canada Introduces An Import and Export Ban on the Trade of Certain Luxury Goods with Russia, Prohibits the Export of Goods With Use in Weapons Manufacturing and Designates 14 Additional Russian Individuals on 23 May 2022. Read the article via the link here. Please also visit our Sanctions Blog for the most recent updates.

Baker McKenzie’s Sanctions Blog published the alert titled Canada Adds Nine Designated Belarusian Individuals, Prohibits the Provision of Insurance Services and the Export of Goods and Technologies Listed on the Restricted Goods and Technologies List to Belarus on 8 April 2022. Read the article via the link here. Please also visit our Sanctions Blog for the most recent updates.

Baker McKenzie’s Sanctions Blog published the alert titled Canada Introduces Additional Designations on Nine Russian Individuals, Prohibits the Provision of Insurance, Reinsurance and Underwriting Services Relating to Russian Aircraft, Aviation and Aerospace Products on 8 April 2022. Read the article via the link here. Please also visit our Sanctions Blog for the most recent updates.

On March 24, Canada amended its sanctions measures imposed on Myanmar by designating an additional 4 individuals and 2 entities. The Canadian Government indicated that these new sanctions are intended to target arms flows, individuals and entities who procure and supply arms and military equipment to Myanmar. These new measures were developed in coordination with the United Kingdom and United States.