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Barry Murphy Industry Insights Covid-19

COVID-19 and border crossing: an update for Canadian shipments

The United States and Canada have agreed to restrict non-essential trips across our common border. However, the supply chain and all its related activities fall under the “essential” business category and therefore border, port and airport operations continue but at reduced capacity.

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Michael Ford Industry Insights Covid-19

Presidential Proclamation: PPE now an export control item?

Michael Ford, VP of Government and Industry Affairs, reviews President Donald Trump's recent Presidential Proclamation on the suspension of PPE exports.

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Michael Ford Covid-19

CBP round-up: A weekly summary

Michael Ford, VP of Government and Industry Affairs, reviews the latest updates from US Customs and Border Patrol operations in light of COVID-19.

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BDP Trendwatch

What We're Reading: BDP Trendwatch Week 14

Ocean carriers blank sailings on Transpacific, European routes as importer demand drops; Factories cut output, jobs as coronavirus lockdown bites; Chinese ports volume growth maintained in last week of March

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Erin Scott Industry Insights Covid-19

Talking Trade: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and the supply chain

In the latest episode of Talking Trade, Michael Ford takes an in-depth look at the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and how supply chains and governments around the world are responding.

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