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US Port Congestion and Delays Persist

August 18, 2022

US container import volumes in July 2022 set yet another record versus July 2021. While lower than the all-time record in May 2022, volumes remain above the level that has caused port congestion and delays for the last 17 months. A number of factors, such as a slowing economy, inflation and high fuel costs have not had the anticipated impact on slowing down US container imports.

Ottawa siding with U.S. in trade pact fight over Mexican energy policies

July 21, 2022

Canada says Mexico's energy policies are 'inconsistent' with its CUSMA obligations. Canada is backing U.S. efforts to push back against what they see as protectionist energy policies in Mexico that violate North American trade rules.

Truckers to vote on work stoppage over Vancouver port’s ‘penalizing’ rolling age program

June 23, 2022

More than 1,000 members of British Columbia’s United Truckers Association are planning to vote on a “work stoppage” next month over incoming regulations at the Port of Vancouver. On Sept. 15, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s revised Rolling Truck Age Program takes effect, banning diesel-powered trucks more than 12 years old from accessing the port.

The forced labour filling our closets: U.S. is coming after it in an unprecedented way

June 6, 2022

Penalties against goods made with forced labour take effect June 21. Businesses warn it will cause chaos.

Here's an uncomfortable thought experiment for the next time you're standing before your wardrobe, running your fingertips through your garments.

Nexus waitlist reaches nearly 300K as Canadian offices still closed: CBSA

May 31, 2022

Canada’s backlog of Nexus applications has ballooned into the hundreds of thousands, despite a sharp downturn in applicants during the pandemic.

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) says more than 295,000 Nexus applications have yet to be processed due to ongoing office closures prompted by COVID-19.