Canada’s border agents reached a new tentative agreement with the federal government late Friday after a daylong work-to-rule campaign left long lines of semi-trailers and passenger vehicles idling for hours at some of the country’s busiest international gateways.

The deal — announced late Friday after more than 36 straight hours of mediated talks — came with just days to …


 

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released its data for global air cargo markets for June showing a 9.9% improvement on pre-COVID-19 performance (June 2019). This pushed first half-year air cargo growth to 8%, its strongest first half performance since 2017 (when the industry posted 10.2% year-on-year growth).

Because comparisons between 2021 and 2020 monthly results are distorted by …


 

Environment and Climate Change Canada launched a 60-day consultation to garner feedback from Canadians on a potential revised approach to elephant ivory trade in Canada.

Currently, Canada adheres to obligations on the trade of elephant ivory under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), through a permitting system for imports, exports, and …


 

At a meeting of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on July 26, WTO members agreed to the establishment of a panel at Canada’s request to examine measures in China affecting the import of canola seed from Canada.

Canada submitted its second request for the establishment of a dispute panel to examine two sets of measures …


 

More than 8,500 unionized staff with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) have given their union an overwhelming strike mandate. CBSA employees could potentially begin strike action as soon as August 6, 2021.

The employees – members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the Customs and Immigration Union (CIU) – have been without a contract for …