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Canadian Freight Halt Anticipated with Possible Rail Strike

Canadian freight rail traffic could come to a halt in May, with the looming possibility of a strike by approximately 3,300 workers at Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) and a further 6,000 at rival Canadian National Railway (CN). Read on to learn more.

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CARM Release 2 Postponed to October 2024

CBSA has announced that CARM Release 2 will be postponed until October 2024 for Canadian importers and other trade chain partners. However, CARM will still launch as scheduled on May 13 for internal CBSA employees. Read on to learn more.

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APHIS Introduces Higher Commercial Transportation Fees Starting October 2024

The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will increase user fees for the Agricultural Quarantine and Inspection (AQI) program, effective October 1, 2024. The new fees will apply to all commercial cargo arriving at U.S. ports of entry. Read on to learn about the new fee structure.

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New Steps for Sustainable Transportation in Canada with the Launch of RIZON Electric Trucks

RIZON announced the Canadian debut of its electric commercial vehicles this April. Scheduled for availability beginning June 2024, the RIZON electric trucks will help achieve zero emissions by 2050 and transform the transportation sector in Canada.

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Possible AD/CV Duties on Chinese Alkyl Phosphate Esters Imports

A petition submitted on April 23 alleges that alkyl phosphate esters originating from China are being sold in the US at prices below fair market value and are benefiting from countervailable subsidies. Read on to learn more.

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Air Canada Cancels Plans for Freight Fleet Expansion

In an attempt to adjust its fleet to market conditions, Air Canada announced it would cancel its freight fleet expansion plans by foregoing the conversion of two Boeing 767-300 passenger aircraft into cargo freighters. Learn more about this story here.

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CBP Introduces DIS Update to Enhance Trade Documents Processing

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will roll out a DIS update on June 11, 2024, to improve the processing and review of trade documents. Learn more about this update here.

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Canada Grants Airbus Approval to Use Russian Titanium

Canada granted approval for Airbus to use Russian titanium in its manufacturing processes, marking a reversal after being the first Western government to restrict the supply of this critical metal as part of recent sanctions. Read on to learn more.

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OFAC Announces New Import Ban on Russian Aluminum, Copper, and Nickel

The US issued a new import/export ban on Russian aluminum, copper, and nickel produced after April 12, 2024. Read on to learn more.

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Mexico Nearshoring Boom Benefits US Import and Shipping Economy

The Mexico nearshoring movement has led to a significant increase in imports to the United States, with Mexico surpassing China for the first time to become the leading exporter to the US in 2023 and beyond. Read on to learn more.

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