Features and benefits of the CARM initiative

The CBSA Commercial Client Portal that is being developed under the CARM initiative will allow trade chain partners to:

Additional benefits

Small importers

CARM will make it easier for you to import goods into Canada. You will be able to use a mobile application or the CBSA Commercial Client Portal to declare and assess the value of your goods, and make your payments electronically. There will be no need to fill paper forms.

Large importers

CARM will introduce new tools to help you manage your imports. You will have the ability to access and analyze your historical import data, and view and make changes to any transactions. You will continue to have the current services available through the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).

Customs brokers and service providers

Once authorized by your clients, customs brokers and other service providers will be able to view and manage importer account information, and perform certain importing activities on their behalf.

Stakeholder Engagement

The CARM project team is working closely with the Trade Chain Partner Working Group (TCPWG) to gather ongoing input from the trade community on the CARM design and implementation.

The project team is also engaging Other Government Departments (OGDs) to ensure the CARM solution integrates with their systems.

For more information

Contact the CARM project team: cbsa-asfc_carm.gcra@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca.

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