The information from the carriers in all modes is that service is functioning with reasonable consistency. The Port of Vancouver has provided an update on their current situation and that document can be found at the first red bar below.

The Province of Quebec announced yesterday that there would be relief from this year’s spring thaw weight reductions the French language notice can be found at

The English language notice will be provided when it becomes available.

Several FMA members that import significant amounts of product have expressed concern about the timing of duty payments required by the current regulations and have requested that FMA reach out to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to request temporary timing relief. FMA has written to the President of the CBSA requesting early relief. The FMA letter can be found at the second red bar below.

It would be useful for individual member companies that are importers to also reach out to CBSA and please feel free to use any information in the FMA letter. There are constraints on the email addresses at CBSA and any letters should be sent to John Corey at and John will forward to the office of John Ossowski, CBSA president.

Thanks to those members who responded to the FMA “one minute” survey and it would be very helpful to have other members responses. It involves “ticking” seven boxes and should take less than a minute. The qualitative survey can be found at the third red bar below. Click “open” at the bottom of the screen.

FMA participates in weekly conference calls with Transport Canada and Natural Resources Canada and the departmental officials use the aggregated information, that is provided FMA and other associations during these calls, to brief senior officials up to the cabinet ministers.

Our focus in the FMA updates continues be on supply-chain impacts. In this connection, it would be helpful if FMA members could keep us informed of impacts on your respective operations, particularly any supply chain disruptions. This will be useful in our continuing outreach to members and our communications with the government and with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. As always, all individual company information will be kept confidential.