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CARM: The new way to assess and pay duties and taxes on imported commercial goods

From the Canada Border Services Agency


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The CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) digital initiative is changing how CBSA assesses and collects duties and taxes on commercial goods imported into Canada.

On , CARM will become the official system of record that importers and other trade chain partners will use to pay duties and taxes.

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CARM is here now. Register today. Don't delay.

You need to register and prepare to account for imported commercial goods through CARM in advance of May 2024.

Making sure your business is ready for is easy:

Importers should register their businesses and delegate authority to their customs broker in CARM now. More for importers

Customs brokers should continue working with importers to ensure they are registered and have delegated the necessary access. More for customs brokers

Trade consultant, financial security providers, or other trade chain partners can find out what they can do to get started with CARM.

News release: CBSA kicks off final phase before CARM becomes the new system of record for the collection of duties and taxes for commercial goods imported into Canada (August 14, 2023)

Regulatory changes: We consulted with the members of the trade community on our proposed regulatory amendments to support the implementation of CARM. Read a summary of what we heard.

Registration and learning resources

Upcoming webinars: Register for an upcoming CARM Client Portal webinar

Visit our video library: A series of instructional videos designed to help you work with CARM

Common questions about the CARM Client Portal

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System updates: CARM bulletins

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Our partners

The Trade Chain Partner Working Group shares information and conducts consultations.

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Find out how you can reach out to us if you have questions or issues related to the CARM Client Portal.

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