PORTLAND (MAINE) — The US is facing a dispute at its border with Canada over a customs issue that could threaten the supply of an important fish for popular products like fish fingers and fast food sandwiches.
Supply chain for the Alaska pollock is complex.
After being captured, he’s taken to Canada by ship, where he will be near the Maine border.
It then enters the USA with trucks.
US Customs and Border Protection claims that shippers violate the Jones Act. This requires goods to move between US ports to be transported on US-owned vessels.
The dispute resulted in 26 million lb of fish being kept in a Canadian cold store. However, The Associated PressAccording to reports, a federal judge has ruled that the fish can be shipped to the US.
It is not known when the fish will reach America. Both countries observed a Monday holiday.