Service Update – Import Shipment Clearances

As you may be aware, the bargaining group representing port workers in British Columbia has re-issued 72-hour strike notice and may take job action as early as Saturday, July 22, 2023.

The BC Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) recognizes this news may be concerning to our customers and agents.

We will continue to monitor the situation and work closely with third party warehouses and freight forwarders to determine if there are any potential delays on import clearances. 

As a reminder, key product shortages and supplier stock outs can be referenced here.

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

We value our industry partnerships and will continue to work together to serve our mutual customers.