Background

Already strained supply chain at risk in ongoing port labor talks

“Management and the union issued a statement last week trying to assure businesses that even though the two sides don’t expect to reach a new deal before next month, they’re ready and willing to keep working under terms of the existing contract. … But experts say companies that depend on the ports have every reason to be worried.”

[CNN]

Yellen says Biden not considering Canadian lumber for tariff relief

“On Monday in Toronto, Canadian Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland suggested to Yellen at a public forum that cutting the tariffs would be one way to ease inflation and end a long-running trade dispute between the North American trading partners.”

[Reuters]

Canada to ban importing, exporting single-use plastics

“The federal government is banning companies from importing or making plastic bags and takeout containers by the end of this year, from selling them by the end of next year and from exporting them by the end of 2025.”

[National Post]

Starting July 1 Morocco will impose new import tariffs on all online purchases

“The ADII … found that shipments delivered by some international e-commerce platforms comprise large-quantity import operations under the cover of customs facilities given for extraordinary shipments, not of a commercial character and low-value commodities.”

[Morocco World News]

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