Trade Updates from A.N. Deringer | Member Contribution

The following is provided by AIV member A.N. Deringer:

Rail Congestion in Canada’s Supply Chain

Rail hubs and local warehouses in Toronto and Montreal are suffering congestion problems due to a shortage of drayage capacity for receiving cargo from Prince Rupert and Vancouver. As a result, West Coast ports are feeling the pressure, with rail dwells at marine terminals elevated and the inland movement of Asian imports slowing.

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PVC Recently Linked to Forced Labor and Environmental Abuse in the Uyghur Region

The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA), which bans any articles made wholly or in part in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), went into effect June 21.  However, a recent report (click here) links environmental and labor abuses in the XUAR to polyvinyl chloride, commonly known as vinyl or PVC.

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A.N. Deringer, Inc. is a leading provider of international logistics services including Freight Forwarding, Warehousing & Distribution, Customs Brokerage, Logistics Consulting, Cargo Insurance, and Meat Inspection. Deringer combines over 30 US offices with a global agency network to facilitate the movement of cargo throughout the world.