[CBSA CARM UPDATE] Minimum Bond Requirement as of CARM Release 2

CBSA has advised that as of CARM Release 2, each RM15 must have a minimum amount of $25 000 posted for the surety bond when importers post a surety bond or cash deposit for release prior to payment privileges. A BN9 can still post one bond for multiple BN15s as long as the security reflects that the required $25 000…

Update – Port of Montreal Labour Negotiations

On Saturday evening, the union executive of the Port of Montreal Longshoremen issued a 72-hour notice of an indefinite strike to the Maritime Employers Association (MEA). The planned pressure tactics, namely the stopping of overtime work, of docking activities, of training and of weekend work, are being presented as a response to the cessation of…

Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis System – Delayed until June 28, 2021

The US Department of Commerce has announced a delay in complying with the Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis System from March 29, 2021 to June 28, 2021. See CSMS #46809016 here for full details on the enforcement delay.  Below is the original announcement published by Delmar in December for reference.  The Department of Commerce (DOC) published a Federal Register…

Suez Canal is Set to Resume Operations

The Suez Canal is set to resume operations after the 20,388 teu Ever Given was re-floated. While the vessel’s bow remained stuck on one side of the waterway yesterday morning, the high spring tide in the afternoon allowed salvors to re-float the entire ship and unblock the waterway after a week of closure. According to…

Update – Labour Situation at the Port of Montreal

Please be advised that according to CIFFA the Longshoremen’s Union CUPE Local 375 has informed its members of the following : The employer, the Maritime Employers Association (MEA), put forth a final offer to the union on March 12, 2021. This was not an agreement in principle. The union has been said to be negotiating…