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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

  • 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:

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

  • The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada - 2019-2020 (Commodity Tax/Customs; International Trade Regulation)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2020 (International Trade)

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

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business - 2019-2020 (International Trade/WTO)

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

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2019 (Leading Lawyer - International Trade)

  • Who's Who Legal: Trade & Customs 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Professional Activities

Greg is senior advisor and past co-chair of the Customs Law Committee, Section of International Law and Practice, of the American Bar Association; chair of the Customs Committee and vice-chair of the Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade Section of the Canadian 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 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
  • 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.
  • Presenter: Structuring E-Commerce Sales to Canada: Duty and Tax Considerations
    2018 ICPA Canada Conference, Toronto, Ontario, May 8, 2018.
  • Presenter: GST/HST Issues for Non-Resident Importers
    2018 ICPA Annual Conference, San Diego, California, March 13, 2018.
  • Presenter: NAFTA Renegotiation: Current Status and Implications for Your Business
    The CSCA Canadian SmallSat Symposium 2018, February 13, 2018.
  • Moderator: Important Changes to Canadian Export Controls: First-Hand Dialogue with Global Affairs Canada and Controlled Goods Directorate
    7th Forum on U.S. Export and Re-Export Compliance for Canadian Operations, Toronto, Ontario, January 30-31, 2018.
  • Presenter: NAFTA Renegotiation: Significant Trends and Developments in the U.S. and Canadian Trade Relations
    Webinar,The Knowledge Group, January 16, 2018.
  • Presenter: NAFTA Renegotiations: The View from Canada
    The John Marshall Law School, Centre for International Law Trade and Compliance Program, Chicago, Illinois, November 14, 2017.
  • Presenter: Guide for Importers: Overview of Canada’s Customs Laws
    Made in Mongolia North American Business Forum and Expo 2017, Mongolian Business Association, Toronto, Ontario, September 27, 2017.
  • Presenter: Customs Tool Kit for Lawyers: Basics of Importing
    Import and Export Operations: The Essential Guide, International Law Program, Ontario Bar Association, Toronto, Ontario, September 27, 2017.
  • Presenter: Hot Button Trade Topics – How they affect your business?
    FCC Economic Tour, Farm Credit Canada, Brampton, Ontario, September 20, 2017.
  • Presenter: NAFTA Renegotiations: Tri-Lateral Perspectives on What is Known and What to Expect
    Drinker Biddle Webinar, September 19, 2017.
  • Presenter: A new NAFTA and trade environment – What does it mean for your business?
    The ONE National Conference 2017, CPA Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, September 18, 2017.
  • Presenter: Legal Considerations of Exporting To and Doing Business in the E.U.
    Exporting to the E.U. Workshop, Ontario Investment and Trade Centre, Toronto, Ontario, July 13, 2017.
  • Co-presenter: CETA and Your Business: Key International Trade and Intellectual Property Legal issues and Opportunities
    Blakes Business Class Webinar, Toronto, ON, June 22, 2017.
  • Panellist: CETA Roundtable
    Ireland-Canada Business Summit, Ireland Canada Chamber of Commerce, Toronto, Ontario, May 31, 2017.
  • Panellist: What Lies Ahead for NAFTA: View from Canada, Mexico and the US",
    2017 Spring Meeting, Section of International Law, American Bar Association, Washington, D.C., April 28, 2017.
  • Presenter: International Trade Uncovered - Contents of Major Trade Agreements: An Inside Look at the Content of NAFTA, TPP and CETA
    University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, April 21, 2017.
Media Activities
  • Quoted: Our friends in the North - Canada focus
    WorldECR, Issue 78, April 2019.
  • Quoted: What if there’s no NAFTA?
    Author by Peter Kenter, Canadian Lawyer Magazine, Industry Spotlight, March 5, 2018.
  • Quoted: Trans-Pacific Partnership salvage talks face a tall order as its 11 nations converge on Canada
    Article by Drew Hasselback, Financial Post, May 2, 2017.
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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