CARM: What all importers need to know about CARM

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FREE Webinars – CARM Client Portal Onboarding

FREE Webinars – CARM Client Portal Onboarding - Route Newsletter: October 2023In previous issues of Route we identified the 4 key aspects of registering for CARM (CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management) and, with the anticipated effective date of Release 2 approaching (scheduled for May 2024) importers who have not yet registered must act quickly.

Here’s what you need to know to get ready…

  1. Identify your company’s Business Account Manager(s) – BAM
  2. Register your business in the CARM Client Portal
  3. Delegate authority to your customs broker
  4. Secure a Release of Goods Bond – Release 2 (scheduled for October 2023)

The CBSA’s Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) team is hosting free CARM webinars – tailored specifically for Importers – and focusing on 2 topics, CARM Client Portal Onboarding and What You Need to Know with CARM Release 2.

Registration is required for these webinars. Please register using the links below:

Webinar Registration – CARM Client Portal Onboarding 
EnglishTuesday, November 7th, 20231:00pm – 2:30pm ESTRegister
Tuesday, December 5th, 20231:00pm – 2:30pm ESTRegister


FrenchTuesday, October 17th, 20233:00pm – 4:30pm ESTRegister
Tuesday, December 5th, 20233:00pm – 4:30pm ESTRegister


Webinar Registration – What You Need to Know with CARM Release 2 Webinar 
EnglishTuesday, November 14th, 20231:00pm – 2:30pm ESTRegister


FrenchTuesday, November 14th, 20233:00pm – 4:30pm ESTRegister

IMPORTANT: All importers to Canada (whether resident or non-resident) must take certain steps – if not, they simply won’t be able to import into Canada once CARM Release 2 comes into effect (scheduled for May 2024).

For more details on CARM and for tips on how to get ready – visit our website – or speak with your Universal Logistics Client Care representative.

For more information, contact Brian Rowe, Director – Customs Compliance & Regulatory Affairs.

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