PORT & DOCK WORKERS STRIKE IN INDIA CALLED OFF

The government of India and the unions representing the Major Port Trusts & Dock Labour Boards have reached an agreement. As a result, the All India Port and Dock Workers Federation has withdrawn their strike notice set for July 16.

Additional information and shipment status is available from your Client Representative.


PORT & DOCK WORKERS STRIKE IN INDIA CALLED OFF

The government of India and the unions representing the Major Port Trusts & Dock Labour Boards have reached an agreement. As a result, the All India Port and Dock Workers Federation has withdrawn their strike notice set for July 16.

Additional information and shipment status is available from your Client Representative.


PEAK SEASON SURCHARGE POSTPONED TO AUGUST 1, 2008

The peak season surcharge we announced June 12, 2008 has been postponed again. Effective August 1, 2008, CTSA member shipping lines will implement a PEAK SEASON SURCHARGE for ocean freight shipments from Asia and the Indian Sub-Continent to Canada as follows:

LCL: US$ 8.00 / CBM 
D20: US$ 320.00 
D40: US$ 400.00 


CN HAS REDUCED DAILY TRAINS SERVICING THE PORT OF HALIFAX

Canadian National Railway has reduced the number of daily trains servicing the Port of Halifax from two to one due to weaker container traffic at the port.

Port of Halifax terminals will continue to be serviced by pure intermodal trains between Toronto and Halifax and there will continue to be


PORT & DOCK WORKERS STRIKE; TRUCKING STRIKE IN INDIA – UPDATE

The government of India has refused to accept demands of port and dock workers. As a result, the All India Port and Dock Workers Federation is calling for a strike at all major ports beginning July 16. Issues include pay raises and retroactive reimbursements.

Ongoing strikes by members of


PORT & DOCK WORKERS STRIKE; TRUCKING STRIKE IN INDIA – UPDATE

The government of India has refused to accept demands of port and dock workers. As a result, the All India Port and Dock Workers Federation is calling for a strike at all major ports beginning July 16. Issues include pay raises and retroactive reimbursements.

Ongoing strikes by members of


BICYCLES FROM CHINA & TAIWAN – ANTI-DUMPING DUTY RATE REVIEW HAS BEEN COMPLETED

On July 9, 2008, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) concluded its re-investigation of the normal values and export prices of bicycles from the People’s Republic of China and Chinese Taipei (Taiwan).

Thirty-one exporters provided sufficient information to allow them to request interim normal values for 2009


BICYCLES FROM CHINA & TAIWAN – ANTI-DUMPING DUTY RATE REVIEW HAS BEEN COMPLETED

On July 9, 2008, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) concluded its re-investigation of the normal values and export prices of bicycles from the People’s Republic of China and Chinese Taipei (Taiwan).

Thirty-one exporters provided sufficient information to allow them to request interim normal values for 2009


CUSTOMS TARIFF AMENDMENTS REMOVE DUTY ON RESINS, NONWOVENS, BEDDING FABRICS, BELTING MATERIALS, YARNS, ALUMINUM FOIL, STEEL CAN COVERS

As a result of submissions filed with the Canadian International Trade Tribunal and the Department of Finance, duty has been removed on various parts and materials used in Canadian manufactures.

The following goods are duty-free into Canada retroactive to May 15, 2008:


INSPECTION RULES CAUSING CONTAINER BACKLOGS AT CANADIAN PORTS

New testing guidelines for toxic chemicals used in the fumigation of containers that arrive at Canadian ports have resulted in a large backlog of containers for inspection, according to various port authorities.

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) requires inspectors to test marine containers selected for inspection for fumigants, including formaldehyde, which