Paul D. Burns

Baker McKenzie
Phone + 1 416 865 6912
Address 181 Bay Street, Suite 2100, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2T3, Canada

Paul Burns has over 30 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. For many years, he served as the Practice Group Coordinator of the International Commercial Practice Group in Baker McKenzie’s Toronto office.

Mr. Burns has assisted multinational corporations on a multitude of trade matters, including valuation, tariff classification, rules of origin, marking, standards, remissions and drawbacks; anti-dumping and subsidies; export and import controls; trade sanctions; blocking measures; the Controlled Goods Program; free trade agreements, including the North American Free Trade Agreement (‘NAFTA’); and Goods and Services Tax/Harmonised Sales Tax. He has advised and assisted with audits (both internal and by regulatory authorities), the development of customs strategies and compliance programmes, and appealing unfavourable determinations by governmental authorities, including appeals before the Anti-dumping Tribunal, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal and binational panels established under the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, as well as NAFTA.