Service Update – Clearance Delays for Import Beer



As previously communicated, bargaining groups representing federal public servants, including the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), initiated job action on Wednesday, April 19, 2023.

As a result, the BC Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) has been advised that there are currently delays at the CBSA impacting clearances of import beer. At this time, clearances for import wine and spirits are not impacted.

We will continue to monitor the situation and work closely with the CBSA, third party warehouses and freight forwarders to mitigate the extent of the delays as much as possible. 

Important updates and notices will be posted on the LDB Wholesale Operations website at

Key product shortages and supplier stock outs can be referenced here.