U.S. business groups have called on the Canadian government to ‘quickly’ resolve the protest led by truckers at the border that is wreaking further havoc on supply chains

  • A protest against vaccination mandates by truckers blocked border crossings between the United States and Canada, causing supply chain issues.
  • Three major U.S. business groups have called on the Canadian government to resolve the situation, according to CNN.

Things are backed up – again.

But it’s not at the Port of Long Beach, California this time — it’s at several border crossings between the United States and Canadawhere protests inspired by truckers against COVID restrictions and vaccination mandates partially blocked the flow of traffic and goods.

In response, three major US business advocacy groups have now raised concerns.

The lockdowns “add to significant supply chain strains for manufacturers and other businesses in the United States,” according to a statement released Thursday jointly by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Business Roundtable and the National Association of Manufacturers. , according to CNN.

Since Friday, thefreedom convoy“blocked the Ambassador Bridge – which connects Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario – impeding the flow of goods needed to manufacture cars for the fourth consecutive day, according to the Associated Press.

Business groups added to the similar urge from auto industry groups calling on the government to intervene, saying in the statement: “We respectfully urge the Canadian government to act quickly to address the disruption in the flow of trade and its impact on manufacturers and other businesses on both sides of the border.

President Biden also urged the Canadian government to act, according to the AP.

On January 15, the Canadian government created a vaccination mandate for truckers crossing the border. At the end of the month, the protests have started in Vancouver and Ottawa. It evolved into a Occupation in Ottawa, with the mayor of Ottawa finally declaring a state of emergency and saying “the situation at this point is completely out of control”.

Earlier Insider report showed a Telegram chat that convoy supporters were using to raise money for expensive meals to support protesters. Canada’s Superior Court of Justice on Thursday froze access to money donated to Christian fundraising site GiveSendGo, according to to NPR and Canadian media Global News.

The statement from US business groups focused on the potential effect on factories across the country: “The business community is rolling up its sleeves to find workarounds and keep facilities running, but we We are already seeing production cuts, shift reductions and temporary plant closures.