A strike by workers at British Columbia marine terminals began on July 1 and disrupted regular operations for more than 13 days.
Canada’s international merchandise trade, especially with Asian countries, relies heavily on these ports to move goods. Impacts on trade activity are anticipated for the July reference month, particularly for containerized shipments. Impacts are also possible in future months as freight backlogs are cleared.
The infographic below provides additional context on this situation and the potential impacts on Canadian international merchandise trade.
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