CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM)

Important Notice: changes to payment systems

Modernizing revenue management

Facilitating legitimate trade across Canada's borders is vital to the economic strength of our country and is a priority for the CBSA and the Government of Canada. As part of our border modernization agenda, and in response to Canadian industry feedback, the CBSA is undertaking an assessment and revenue management initiative. It will simplify accounting processes for our commercial clients, creating benefits for both the Agency and the trade community.

The CBSA's Assessment and Revenue Management Project (CARM) will improve the way CBSA assesses, collects, manages and reports on import revenue and trade information. CARM will replace aging, and non-integrated revenue and cash management systems. It will also improve service delivery by simplifying processes and expanding opportunities for the commercial trade community to interact electronically with CBSA.

Engaging industry

The Border Commercial Consultative Committee (BCCC) Sub-Committee on CARM was launched in to provide CBSA officials and commercial stakeholders a forum for dialogue on CARM. This sub-committee plays a key role in CARM's success by providing valuable feedback on all aspects of the project, including strategies, policies, and design and implementation.

Smart Procurement

The CBSA is also launching a consultation process following Public Works and Government Services Canada's (PWGSC) Smart Procurement approach. The CBSA will work with vendors and PWGSC in a structured and transparent way to engage industry throughout the project, allowing the CBSA to capitalize on innovative industry solutions.


CARM will be implemented in phases between and 2020.

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