CARM

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WHAT IS CARM?

The CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) project is a multi-year initiative that will transform the collection of tax and duty for goods imported into Canada.

Through CARM, the CBSA will modernize and streamline the process of importing commercial goods into Canada.

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RELEASE 1

KEY BENEFITS OF CARM

Simplifies the importing process

Once Fully Released in May 2022

Reduces the administrative cost of importing into Canada 

Facilitates & improves consistency of compliance with trade rules 

Includes a Client Portal that provides importers and custom brokers self-service access to information 

Provides a user-friendly online interface for importing goods into Canada 

IN SIMPLE TERMS, CARM IS AN ONLINE PORTAL THAT WILL PROVIDE REAL TIME DATA FOR IMPORTERS

Importers will be able to access online:
 
      All of your import transactions
      Duty & tax calculations
      Amounts owing to CRA
      Any refunds or adjustments
      More to be announced

CARM RELEASE 1

CREATE AND MANAGE THEIR ACCOUNTS on the CARM Client Portal.
 
CLASSIFY GOODS and estimate duties and taxes.

MAKE SECURE PAYMENTS ONLINE via the portal
 
DELEGATE ACCESS to the service providers
 
SUBMIT RULINGS REQUESTS and track their progress.

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CARM RELEASE 2

Spring 2022

Effective date for new forms on Customs declaration
 
Importers cash or security bonds (if applicable) will become mandatory for Canadian clearances

 
Harmonized billing cycle is established

CARM LAUNCH SCHEDULE

CARM RELEASE 1

May 25, 2021

Live portal
 
Delegation
 
New online payment options
 
Tools to classify goods and estimate duties & taxes
 
Ability to electronically submit ruling requests and track their progress

HOW CAN A & A HELP YOU
BETWEEN RELEASE 1 & RELEASE 2?

A & A is here to help you with any questions you might have about CARM and how it will affect you.

A & A can guide you through the portal registration and delegation process.

A & A is here to help you set up your bond as applicable and any financial data necessary. 

A & A is here to help you with any questions you might have about CARM and how it will affect you.




A & A can guide you through the portal registration and delegation process.




A & A is here to help you set up your bond as applicable and any financial data necessary. 

HOW CAN A & A HELP YOU BETWEEN RELEASE 1 & RELEASE 2?

During the period between Release 1 and Release 2, your current importing processes will remain the same until the date of CARM implementation is completed (Spring 2022).

Importers who do not properly register in the CARM portal will not be able to import goods into Canada after CARM Release 2. 

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