March 27, 2020 – We are reaching out to provide an update regarding the status of the Canada – US Border Crossings during COVID-19.
As we previously communicated, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau communicated an escalation of efforts to limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on March 16, 2020. These additional precautions by the Canadian Government include the closure of borders to non-Canadians / permanent residents of Canada. Following this, on March 18, 2020, US President Donald Trump announced a similar closure for non-essential traffic into the US and assured the public that trade will not be affected. Similarly, the US – Mexico border has been closed to non-essential personnel, limiting activities to work, hospitals and groceries, however, international commerce remains active.
Many in the trade community have been concerned about the impact on importing and exporting, and it is important to note that these restrictions will not apply to commerce or trade.
Presently, Buckland offices across Canada, the US and Mexico are open and fully operational as they are deemed an essential service. If required, our employees will transition to working remotely in order to minimize operational impact and safeguard our team members. We are taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our employees, partners and clients by postponing unnecessary travel and limiting office visits.
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Buckland will continue to support our clients and employees as we together navigate through these unchartered times and thank you for your ongoing partnership.