- Workplace Type: On-site
CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management
What is CARM?
The CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) project introduces new online tools that change the way tax and duty is collected for goods imported into Canada.
Key changes for importers?
CARM changes how importers will work with their customs broker. Brokers can still complete customs releases and entries on behalf of an importer, but the following tasks will now become the importer’s responsibility under CARM:
- Posting financial security (surety bonds)
- CBSA account activities
- Payment processes
CARM Release 2
We recommend all importers to be prepared in advance of R2.
With R2, the CARM Client Portal (CCP) will be at full functionality. All importers will be required to register for access to the CCP and participate in managing their customs activities and profiles in closer coordination with customs brokers and other service providers. Importers will have to be enrolled in the CCP and have their financial security processes in place or risk having their shipments held at the border.
Learn the Lingo
As we move through the steps to success in CARM, here are the most commonly used acronyms you’ll see. Take a minute to familiarize yourself before diving in:
BAM - Business Account Manager
BN9 - Business Number
BN15 - any import account with an RM; when we refer to “programs” this is what we are referring to.
CARM - CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management
CCP - CARM Client Portal
CRA - Canada Revenue Agency
R2 - Release 2 of the CARM project, scheduled for October 2023
RPP - Release Prior to Payment privilege
SOA - Statement of Account
Ready to get started?
Follow the CARM Roadmap to successfully complete the process and be ready for CARM.
NOTE: All details pertaining to R2 processes are based on the current information available at the time of writing. As this is subject to change, it’s recommended you periodically check in with the CBSA or your broker.