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CARM: CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management

Roadmap to Success

You are CARM ready!
Step 1

Step 1

Self Audit

How ready is your company for CARM? We are prepared and standing by to help your business, however as importers, there are some steps you need to do on your own.

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Step 2

Step 2

CCP Registration

The CCP is now live and participation in CARM is scheduled to become mandatory for Canadian importers. Let’s help you get started with registration.

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Step 3

Step 3

Delegation Process

With CARM, tasks and functions traditionally provided by your customs broker are required to be completed by you, as the importer.

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Step 4

Step 4

Financial Security

Importers without financial security and not enrolled in RPP cannot defer payments.

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Step 5

Step 5

Account Management

Ideally, by now you have registered your business in the CCP and taken care of setting up the basics. Now let’s learn more about your CBSA Import Account.

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  • Step 1

    Step 1

    Self Audit

    How ready is your company for CARM? We are prepared and standing by to help your business, however as importers, there are some steps you need to do on your own.

    Learn More
  • Step 2

    Step 2

    CCP Registration

    The CCP is now live and participation in CARM is scheduled to become mandatory for Canadian importers. Let’s help you get started with registration.

    Learn More
  • Step 3

    Step 3

    Delegation Process

    With CARM, tasks and functions traditionally provided by your customs broker are required to be completed by you, as the importer.

    Learn More
  • Step 4

    Step 4

    Financial Security

    Importers without financial security and not enrolled in RPP cannot defer payments.

    Learn More
  • Step 5

    Step 5

    Account Management

    Ideally, by now you have registered your business in the CCP and taken care of setting up the basics. Now let’s learn more about your CBSA Import Account.

    Learn More
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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.

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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.