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Helena Sullivan Presents to Fashion and Int'l Trade Committees of NYC Bar

December 15, 2014

On December 10, New York-based Barnes/Richardson attorney Helena Sullivan was a panelist at a joint presentation of the New York City Bar Association Fashion Law and International Trade Committees, entitled "Coming to Canada for the Fashion Business Owner." Many companies planning to enter the Canadian market do not realize that Canadian customs rules can differ significantly from their U.S. counterparts.  Ms. Sullivan, an attorney admitted to practice in both in New York and the Canadian province of Alberta, discussed the major differences between Canada and the United States in various areas of Customs and trade law, including valuation, royalties, and the status of major new free trade agreement negotiations.  The panel focused on differences that potentially affect many different industries, but dramatically affect fashion companies.