Update on Container Operations at the Port of Montreal

We would like to inform our customers that the Maritime Employer’s Association at the Port of Montreal has received a strike notice, which will be starting on Thursday, July 2nd at 3:00 PM EST and ending on Saturday, July 4th at 6:59 AM EST. This will result in a work stoppage for 2 of the 19 terminals operated by MGTP at the Port of Montreal, during this time.  These pressure tactics exercised by the Longshoremen’s Union, will…

Opening of the Application Period for the CUSMA Supply-Managed TRQs

As follow-up to Canada’s April 3, 2020 ratification of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), the Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade has opened the application period for 16 new supply-managed Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQs) for dairy, chicken and eggs and egg products effective June 15, 2020: CUSMA – Milk;CUSMA – Cream;CUSMA –…

Canada & USA – Transpacific Eastbound GRI Update

Please note that Transpacific Eastbound ocean freight rates from Asia and the Indian Sub-Continent (ISC) to Canada & USA will increase on June 15, 2020. Updated rates will be published as soon as possible. Carriers have subsequently announced their intentions to implement an additional increase on July 1, 2020, which would be applicable on the…

CBSA Reporting Systems Issues Causing Marine Cargo Delays

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has reported systems issues, which began last week, and to- date, is not resolved.  This is impeding the timeliness of importing marine (ocean) cargo. Over the past several days, CBSA has been unable to process some ocean carrier documents as a result of issues around their national marine cargo…

DELMAR EXPRESS

DOMESTIC EXPEDITED AIRFREIGHT SERVICES Since 1965, we have been navigating Canadian supply chains, and we understand the complexities our vast landscape represents for businesses wanting to move, both essential and non-essential cargo during COVID-19 times. Delmar Express is an economically viable option to help you move and manage cargo in a timely manner. If you…

CUSMA / USMCA is almost here!

Time is running out for importers to request updated certificates, replacing the NAFTA certificates that are set to expire on June 30th.    The new trade agreement between Canada-US-Mexico (CUSMA / USMCA) comes into effect July 1st, and unless importers have obtained new certificates of origin from their suppliers, those products may be subject to duty under the Most Favored Nation (MFN) Tariff Treatment.  We…