June 27, 2020 – India’s border stand-off with China may disrupt the supply chains of Canadian and US companies based in the south Asian nation. The decision by customs officials to abruptly halt clearances of industrial consignments coming in from China at major Indian ports and airports has raised concerns among many importers. Lack of information about what consignments may be held up threatens business continuity and disrupts manufacturing operations. India has stepped up import curbs after nearly two months of simmering border tensions with China in the high Himalayas escalated sharply on June 15. India’s federal government has asked companies to list purchases from China and flag those critical to operations so it can identify non-essential imports that can be substituted with local products, local media reported.