CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management project

The 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.

Benefits

Once fully implemented, CARM will:

  • simplify the overall importing process
  • provide a modern interface for importing into Canada
  • give importers self-service access to their information
  • reduce the cost of importing into Canada
  • improve consistency of compliance with trade rules

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 the Commercial payments and accounts section of our website.

Read more about the CARM features and on how to prepare for the CARM initiative.

Timeline

CARM Release 0: January 2021

The existing ARL system will be moved from its current data centre configuration to the more robust SAP S4/HANA system. External users of the system will not experience any change. Importers’ Daily Notices may be delayed a few days during the implementation of Release 0 for Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) clients.

CARM Release 1:

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

CARM Release 2: Spring 2022

Release 2 will expand on the functionalities of the CARM Client Portal.

Stakeholder engagement

Join the CARM GCcollab group, an online forum for the trade chain community, where members can access the latest communications materials related to CARM. To join, simply create a GCcollab account and make a request to join the CARM group.

For questions about the CARM project and/or to register for future CARM-related communications, contact CARM Engagement (cbsa.carm_engagement-engagement_de_la_gcra.asfc@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca).

CBSA has also established a Trade Chain Partner Working Group, whose members continue to receive information on the CARM project.

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