Typhoon In-Fa Slows Air and Ocean Exports from China

Typhoon In-Fa made landfall over the weekend in Eastern China, with heavy rain, flooding and strong winds impacting freight exports in several major ports and airports.  Although In-Fa’s winds have slowed down to 40 mph, up to 20 inches of rainfall threatens to put some assets at high risk with severe flooding, including Shanghai Pudong Airport and the ports…

Ships Back Up Across Covid-hit Southern Vietnam

Ships are backing up Yantian-style off southern Vietnam as Covid-19 wreaks further havoc on Asian supply chains. The Vietnamese government put the whole southern region into lockdown on Sunday, as Covid-19 cases have soared recently. Ho Chi Minh City had already been in lockdown for a week prior with most of its terminals now severely…

CN RAIL UPDATE – BC Wildfires

Dear Customer, We would like to update you on the network operations in Western Canada. The province of British Columbia is currently battling numerous fires as a result of the severe heat that has been impacting the province since the beginning of July. CN would like to advise our customers that the BC Wildfire Service…

Notice of Initiation of Investigation

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an investigation on June 30, 2021 and July 7, 2021, under the Special Import Measures Act, respecting the alleged injurious dumping of certain oil country tubular goods from Mexico and Austria.  The subject goods are defined as:   Oil country tubular goods, which are casing, tubing and green tubes made of carbon or alloy steel,…

CBSA Trade Compliance Verification Priorities List for 2021

The CBSA (Canada Border Services Agency) released a list of Trade Compliance Verification Priorities, as done in previous years. These are the commodities that the CBSA will be focusing on for audit purposes in 2021.  Although the CBSA audits a wide variety of products beyond this listing, importers of these specific commodities should be aware…