Keeping you informed
*For all resources, updates, and answers to Frequently Asked Questions on CARM (CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management), please visit our CARM page: preferredservice.ca/carm. All important CARM news will continue to be posted here in News as well. The CARM Client Portal is now open and CARM Release 2 is scheduled for October 2023.
CARM Release 2 Scheduled for October 2023
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has announced that CARM Release 2 is now scheduled for October 2023.
Important Changes to the Declaration of Hand-Carried Goods in Canada
The Canada Border Services Agency has made changes to the Declaration of Hand-Carried Goods in Canada via Customs Notice 22-15. Here are the details.
CARM Service Packages: Providing you step-by-step support
As a valued client of Preferred Service Customs Brokers, we wanted to ensure you were prepared for ongoing changes to our importing community with CARM (CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management project). With many of you seeking step-by-step support in this 2-phase modernization project to streamline the process of importing commercial goods into Canada, we’ve developed these service packages to support you.
Most-Favoured-Nation Status for Russia and Belarus Withdrawn
Canada has withdrawn the Most-Favoured-Nation (MFN) status from Russia and Belarus, effective March 2, 2022. Here’s how it will affect those of you who import goods from the two countries.
CBSA Introduces Three New Trade Compliance Tools
As part of its Trade Compliance Strategy and to supplement trade compliance verification efforts, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is deploying three new trade compliance tools. They target specific import transactions, as opposed to trade compliance verifications, which examine all importations over a period of time (normally one year).
CARM Release 2 postponed to early 2023
The Canada Border Services Agency has announced that CARM Release 2 is now scheduled to be launched no earlier than January 2023. A specific date will be announced at a later time. In the meantime, please ensure that you and your staff are registered on the CARM Client Portal.
CBSA Trade Verification Priorities for 2022
The Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) has released a list of verification priorities for 2022. Paying close attention to these lists is vital for importers that import these targeted commodities and the potential issues regarding regulatory compliance.
Are you ready for CARM Release 2?
Are you ready for CARM? To avoid significant delays or interruptions, now is the time to register on the CARM Client Portal.
CARM Webinars by the CBSA
The CBSA hosts regular webinars and Open Mic forums on onboarding to the CARM Client Portal. Here’s how to register. Next webinar: Nov 16, 2021
CARM: Registration, Delegation of Authority, and Getting Ready for CARM Release 2
One of the biggest changes with CARM is the need for importers to secure and post their own importing bond if they would like to participate in the Release Prior To Payment Privilege (RPP). Here’s what you need to know.
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