Mr Kaylor has recognised expertise in the fields of tariff classification, customs valuation, resolution of seizures and assessments at the recourse directorate of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), duty relief programmes, the goods and services tax, the Quebec sales tax and the rules of origin under the North American Free Trade Agreement.
He represents clients, including several Fortune 500 companies, in these areas with the customs and excise branches of the CBSA and the Canada Revenue Agency and has an established record of successful resolution of complex trade and commodity tax issues. He appears frequently before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, the Tax Court, the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal.
He represents importers and exporters in all aspects of anti-dumping and countervail trade investigations.
Mr Kaylor represents clients on trade issues before officials of numerous government departments, including the CBSA, Finance and Foreign Affairs and International Trade.
Mr Kaylor has spoken at the Commodity Tax Symposium sponsored by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. He served as chairman and speaker at several customs seminars held by the Canadian Institute. He speaks frequently at meetings of the Canadian Society of Customs Brokers.
Mr Kaylor has been a member of the Minister of National Revenue's advisory committee as well as the Minister of National Revenue's voluntary disclosure and fairness committee. Mr Kaylor is a member of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal advisory committee.
WWL says: Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon’s Michael Kaylor is a veteran of the Canadian trade bar and is considered “one of the go-to lawyers for customs appeals”.
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