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Dear Customer,


The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) project is a significant undertaking by the CBSA and industry to modernize the collection of duties and taxes for goods imported into Canada. The initial phase of the project, launched in May 2021, allowed importers, brokers, and trade consultants to view their transactions and statements of account, request a ruling, and pay invoices with new electronic payment options.


CARM is expected to be put in to force May 2024 with further enhancements expected fall of 2024.


All commercial businesses who import goods into Canada need to register to the CARM Client Portal (CCP) before May 2024 to minimize border delays and benefit from the Release Prior to Payment (RPP) transition period.


Specifically, all importers who onboard the CCP prior to the coming-into-force date in May 2024 will be assigned RPP qualifying status for a 180-day transition period allowing them to adapt to this new model, while ensuring that border disruptions are mitigated. Commercial importers will still be able to obtain release prior to payment of duties and taxes during the transition period as they proceed to meet the requirement for financial security.


We encourage all customers currently involved with the importation of goods to Canada to ensure that they have in place the required registrations.


We have included below resources to assist.


Get started with CARM (cbsa-asfc.gc.ca)


CARM: The new way to assess and pay duties and taxes on imported commercial goods (cbsa-asfc.gc.ca)





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