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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.

What happens in Ukraine reverberates everywhere

May 14, 2022

2022 was supposed to be different, to be welcomed with cautious optimism. We envisioned a global economy firmly on its recovery trajectory, and risk stabilizing, albeit at a higher level. Instead, the first quarter of this year has been dominated by the conflict in Ukraine, with shockwaves felt far and wide.

Shipping delays are back as China's lockdowns ripple around the world

May 6, 2022

Global shipping was just starting to recover from the chaos of the pandemic. Now port congestion and delays are back and could be around for a while. COVID lockdowns in China have wreaked havoc at Shanghai, the world's biggest container port, and are now causing problems at other major ports around the world.

'Extreme' supply chain snafus hit lumber industry, forcing output curbs as prices hover near record

April 4, 2022

The strangest lumber market in memory keeps getting stranger.