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CARM: CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management project

From the Canada Border Services Agency

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) project is a multi-year initiative that will transform the collection of duties and taxes for goods imported into Canada. Through CARM, the CBSA will modernize and streamline the process of importing commercial goods.

Services

Benefits

Once fully implemented, CARM will:

Timeline

The implementation of CARM is structured in a series of releases. The Accounts Receivable Ledger (ARL) was the first phase of the CARM project. For details on ARL, consult Commercial payments and accounts.

CARM Release 1:

Release 1 launched the CARM Client Portal, a self-service tool that will facilitate accounting and revenue management processes with the CBSA.

The CARM Client Portal is available to importers and brokers, as well as trade consultants who currently submit rulings on behalf of importers. Those who have onboarded to the portal are able to view their transactions and statements of account, request a ruling and pay invoices with new electronic payment options.

CARM Release 2: 2023 (timeline to be announced)

Release 2 will expand the functionalities of the CARM Client Portal by adding:

  • electronic commercial accounting declarations with ability for corrections and adjustments
  • new requirements related to the Release Prior to Payment (RPP) program
  • harmonized billing cycles
  • new offsetting options
  • electronic management of appeals and compliance actions

Communications and engagement

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