COVID-19 Relief of Customs Duties – Expires May 7, 2022

Effective May 7, 2022, importers will be impacted by the expiry of the Certain Goods Remission Order (COVID-19): SOR/2020-101 and Customs Notice 20-08: Imported Goods for Emergency Use in Response to COVID-19. All importers will be required to pay duty on these commodities.  These orders were put in place to support Canada’s response COVID-19 as there…

Shanghai COVID-19 Lockdown from March 28 to April 10

Shanghai city officials have announced that they will launch extensive lockdowns due to a surge of COVID-19 cases.   Lockdown Schedule:   From March 28 to April 10, the eastern side of Shanghai (Pudong) will be locked down.  From April 1 to April 5, the western side of Shanghai (Puxi) will enter lockdown.   Impact on Logistic Services:  …

U.S. Customs Advisory: USTR Reinstates Some Chinese Section 301 Tariff Exclusions

In October 2021, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) notified the public that it would consider reinstating Section 301 tariff exclusions covering 549 Chinese products imported into the U.S.   Today, the USTR announced it is reinstating Section 301 tariff exclusions covering 352 of the 549 products under review. These products will be allowed entry to the…

CP and TCRC Agree to Enter into Binding Arbitration 

In a news release to CP customers from Executive Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer John Brooks, it was announced that CP and TCRC – Train and Engine Negotiating Committee have reached agreement to enter into binding arbitration.  Release Highlights:   CP will immediately begin to execute a safe and structured start-up of its train operations in…

CP issues 72-hour notice to lock-out TCRC-Train & Engine employees

Please find the latest updates below on the CP-TCRC situation.   Read the full notice from CP here.  Release Highlights:   CP has issued 72-hour notice to the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) of its plan to lock-out employees at 00:01 a.m. ET on Sunday, March 20, 2022 if the union leadership and the company are unable…

CP Provides Update on Collective Bargaining with the TCRC as of March 14

CP has been meeting with the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) and federal mediators throughout the past weekend in the hope of achieving a negotiated settlement and averting a work stoppage. Those negotiations are continuing in Calgary, but positions remain far apart.  Last month, members of TCRC, which represents approximately 3000 of CP’s locomotive engineers…