November 6, 2020 – As detailed, the CBSA has been experiencing significant delays in trade-related data processing as of Tuesday afternoon. They have now indicated the issue is being caused by very high processing demand on CBSA IT systems related to specific recurring transactions in their systems. This has led to a severe backlog and much slower processing times for cross-border shipments. CBSA indicated the issue could have been caused by the combination of several updates and maintenance being performed on IT systems over the last few weeks, but the agency is still trying to identify the root cause of the issue and is working 24/7 to fix the problem as soon as possible. CBSA is hopeful that the issue will be fully resolved by sometime today. There have been rumours that the CBSA was a victim of a cyber-attack but we have no evidence at this time to support this.