New Mandatory System for Canadian Importers (CARM)

Posted on February 22nd, 2024 in Manufacturing & Distribution

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The CARM system, set to launch on May 13, 2024, will serve as the official platform for interacting with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) regarding commercial import shipments into Canada. If your corporation imports goods and materials, we recommend that you proactively complete necessary registrations and meet requirements before this date to avoid disruptions in importing and conducting business with the CBSA.

Key points about CARM (CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management):

  1. Mandatory System: The CBSA has announced that CARM will become the mandatory system for Canadian importation. It introduces significant procedural changes for importers.
  2. CCP Account: Importers must register for a CARM Client Portal (CCP) account to continue their importing activities. Without a CCP account, importers will be ineligible to import goods on May 13th.
  3. Supply Chain Considerations: Importers should anticipate potential disruptions and consider increasing critical imports into Canada before the CARM system’s implementation.

Remember to gather the necessary information (such as GCKey, Business Number, and Import/Export Program account) to complete your CCP registration and ensure smooth operations with the CBSA. Individual access and authorization levels within the business account should also be addressed.

For more detailed information on this new mandatory system, please refer to the full article linked below, as written by RSM Canada.

Article referenced with permission as a member of RSM Canada Alliance.

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