This barrier is unrelated to the end of the transition period, following the United Kingdom's departure from the EU.

Public ID: PID-GR68JB

Delays at the Port of Montreal affecting UK exports to Canada

in Canada

Trade barrier summary

Updated June 2019: The port has improved its processes for removal of containers.

Frequent labour disputes caused delays to processing of UK exports in 2019 and 2020. This was because of strikes by Canadian National (CN) Rail and the Port of Montreal.

Further strikes in April 2021 have led to rerouting of shipments to avoid delays at the port.

Sectors affected

  • Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets
  • Construction
  • Food and drink



Date reported

24 April 2019

Last updated

23 September 2021

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