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Share your thoughts: Proposed regulatory amendments to support the implementation of CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM)

Deadline for comments extended to

The Canada Gazette, Part I, consultation period for the CARM regulatory package has been extended by 15 days.

Current status: Closed


The Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA) Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) project is a major transformation initiative to modernize the CBSA’s systems and business processes used to assess and collect duties on imported goods.

Trade chain partners (TCPs) will have access to the CARM Client Portal, an innovative self-service tool to provide a simpler and more secure way to interact with the CBSA electronically. Once CARM is fully implemented, the overall accounting and importation process will be simplified for TCPs.

CARM Release 0 and Release 1 were implemented in January and May 2021, respectively. In order to implement the remaining CARM functionality (scheduled for October 2023), the CBSA is proposing to make amendments to nine regulations made under the Customs Act and three regulations made under the Customs Tariff to:

  1. support electronic communication between the CBSA, and TCPs by removing some requirements for in-person and paper-based communication and by adding some requirements for electronic communication (that is, to account  for goods and supply documentation related to duty free shop operations)
  2. update financial security requirements
  3. implement simplified billing cycles that would provide more consistency among billing, accounting and payment due dates for imported goods, and enable a period to make corrections to accounting documents without triggering a redetermination or a penalty
  4. make consequential and housekeeping amendments to update outdated references and nomenclature in several regulations to correct the wording of referenced acts and regulations, government directives, Minister titles and reflect current program policy

The proposal would also introduce new regulations under the Customs Act to set out the terms and conditions for the electronic administration and confirmation of financial security to the CBSA.

The proposed regulations were pre-published in the Canada Gazette, Part I on :

This submission is open for comments from interested parties for a period of 45 days.

Related Information

CARM: CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management project

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