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Greg Kanargelidis

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Customs Appeals

  • Maples Industries, Inc. (Appeal No. AP-2014-009)

  • De Ronde Tire Supply, Inc. (Appeal No. AP-2011-014)

  • Kwality Imports (Customs Act) (AP-2010-068)

  • Fritz Marketing Inc. (Appeal No. AP-2005-029)

Dumping Cases

  • Wheat Gluten (PI-2020-003)

  • Decorative and Other Non-Structural Plywood (CBSA - DONP 2020 IN)

  • Certain Dry Wheat Pasta (CBSA - DWP 2019 RI)

  • Upholstered Domestic Seating (CBSA - UDS 2020 IN)

  • Upholstered Domestic Seating (CITT - PI-2020-007)

  • Certain Fasteners (RR-2019-002)

  • Certain Steel Goods (Exclusion Inquiry) (GC-2018-001-E2)

  • Certain Fasteners (LE-2019-001)

  • 54-inch Gypsum Board (GB2 2018 IN)

  • Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Plate (RD-2016-002)

  • Welded Large Diameter Carbon and Alloy Steel Line Pipe (Inquiry No. NQ-2016-001)

  • Certain Fasteners Expiry (Review No. RR-2014-001)

  • Certain Fasteners (LE-2013-003)

  • Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Plate (Inquiry No. NQ-2013-005)

  • Galvanized Steel Wire (Inquiry No. NQ-2013-001)

  • Polyiso Insulation Board (Inquiry No. NQ-2009-005)

  • Mattress Innerspring Units (Inquiry No. NQ-2009-002)

  • Waterproof Footwear (Inquiry No. NQ-2009-001)

NAFTA Binational Panel Reviews

  • Synthetic Baler Twine from U.S.A. (CDA-94-1904-02)

  • Wood Venetian Blinds and Slats from Mexico (CDA-MEX-2004-1904-01)

Federal Court of Appeal

  • M & M Footwear (Court File No. A-339-03) (April 28, 2004)

Safeguard Inquiries

  • Certain Steel Goods – Exclusions Inquiry Order (GC-2018-001-E1)

Awards & Recognition

Greg was named the 2018 and 2016 Toronto "Lawyer of the Year " for International Trade and Finance Law by Best Lawyers. He also received a 2014 Lexpert Zenith Award for excellence and thought leadership in commodity tax/customs. In 2013, he was presented with a Client Choice Award in Trade & Customs - Ontario by International Law Office.

Greg is also recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publications:

  • The Legal 500 Canada - 2019-2022 (International Trade)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada - 2020-2022 (International Trade and Finance Law; Tax Law)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business - 2019-2022 (International Trade/WTO)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory - 2019-2021 (Commodity Tax/Customs; International Trade Regulation)

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business - 2020-2021 (International Trade/WTO)

  • The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada - 2019-2021 (Commodity Tax/Customs; International Trade Regulation)

  • Who's Who Legal: Canada - 2019-2021 (Trade & Customs)

  • Who's Who Legal: Trade & Customs 2019

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2019 (International Trade/WTO: Canada)

  • International Tax Review’s World Tax 2019 - Highly Regarded (Indirect Tax)

  • International Tax Review's Indirect Tax Leaders 2019 (8th Edition)

  • The 2017 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada (International Trade Regulation and Commodity Tax/Customs

  • Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading International Trade and Shipping Lawyers 2017

  • The 2016 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada (Commodity Tax/Customs and International Trade Regulation)

Professional Activities

Greg is chair of the Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade Section of the Canadian Bar Association; a senior advisor and past co-chair of the Customs Law Committee, Section of International Law and Practice, of the American Bar Association; and past chair of the Ontario Bar Association's International Law Section. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal and of the Trade Compliance and Recourse Subcommittee of the Border Commercial Consultative Committee of the Canada Border Services Agency.

Greg is a frequent speaker and writer on commodity tax, customs and international trade topics.

Outside his legal practice, he is very active in the community and, among other positions, is chair of the board of trustees of TMS School and a board member of the Hellenic Home for the Aged.

Professional Appearances
  • Panellist: An examination of trade under the “new” USMCA trade agreements
    Pandemic, Cross-Border Business and the Rule of Law: The New North American Reality, XXVI Annual Conference, The US-Mexico Bar Association, December 15, 2020.
  • Speaker: Navigating CUSMA: Webcast Series - Complying with CUSMA: Key Trade Tools for Unlocking Benefits
    Blakes Business Class Webcast Series, July 21, 2020.
  • Speaker: Workshop A – Deep Dive into Canada and U.S. Export Control Updates: Focus on Recent Regulation Changes and the Essential Elements of an Effective Compliance Program
    9th Forum on U.S. Export & Reexport Compliance for Canadian Operations, The Canadian Institute/American Conference Institute, Toronto, Ontario, January 27, 2020.
  • Presenter: Canadian Surtax Strategies
    2019 ICPA Canada Conference, International Compliance Professionals Association, Toronto, Ontario, May 17, 2019.
  • Presenter: Guide for Importers: Overview of Canada’s Customs Laws
    Mongolia-Canada Business Forum, Mongolian Business Association, Toronto, Ontario, April 30, 2019.
  • Presenter: From NAFTA to the USMCA: A Primer for In-House Counsel
    Law Society of Ontario 9th In-House Counsel Summit, Toronto, Ontario, February 20, 2019.
Media Activities
  • Quoted: Our friends in the North - Canada focus
    WorldECR, Issue 78, April 2019.
LL.M. (International Business), Osgoode Hall Law School - 1992
Admitted to the Ontario Bar (Third Prize) - 1990
LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School - 1988
B.Comm., University of Toronto - 1987
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