Trade Regulation Updates

Customs Labor Action Public Interest Commission Update

May 31, 2024

As an update to the ongoing Customs Border Service Agency’s labor action, a Public Interest Commission (PIC) was held in April, and a non-binding PIC report is expected to be released imminently. The release of this report will dictate the timing with which PSAC will be in a legal strike position, and that release is expected to occur in early June. 

This is a reminder that 90% of frontline Border Services Officers are counted as essential workers. While they will continue to serve in their official functions even in the event of a strike, this still could represent significant delays for importers. 

You are encouraged to prepare by sending in release requests early to avoid impacts in the face of this potential disruption. 

Please see the CIU’s statement for complete details on the ongoing labor action.