The CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management, or CARM, project introduces new online tools that change the way tax and duty is collected for goods imported into Canada.
CARM changes how you’ll work with your customs broker. Your broker can still complete your customs releases and entries. But several of the tasks your customs broker currently does for you will be your responsibility under CARM:
Fear not! You can delegate authority to your broker through the CARM Client Portal (CCP)—we’ll cover this in Part 3 of this series.
The main change you need to prepare yourself for is change itself.
We know: you’re used to your broker handling much of what CARM asks you to take on internally. But we’re here to help.
Confronting change can be overwhelming and intimidating. But, transitioning to CARM gradually, taking it all one step at a time, can make the process less stressful.
You’ll need to be ready for Spring of 2022. That’s when CARM’s Release 2 (R2) goes live and it will be mandatory to participate.
But don’t wait until next year to get started!
Begin preparing and getting set up now. You’ll need to be set up and accustomed to the new processes well before R2.
So, let’s begin.
We will cover this in more detail in subsequent parts of this series, but here’s an overview of your to-do list as a Canadian importer preparing for CARM:
You’ll need to have all of this in place by the Spring of 2022, but we suggest starting the process now.
We’re ready to help!
Stay tuned for 5 more in-depth blog posts covering how to prepare for CARM, including:
Don’t worry… if you miss any of these LIVE webinars, you can watch our recordings HERE. If you have further questions, we’re here to help!