CARM: What all importers need to know about CARM

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How to avoid shipping mistakes

Avoid unnecessary shipping complications by following these simple tips:

  • Carefully count every piece when loading or unloading shipments to ensure the order matches the paperwork.
  • Document any visible damage on the sign-off receipt.
  • When you receive a shipment, make sure you are getting what you paid for.
  • When you send a shipment, avoid short payments of your invoices by ensuring every piece of cargo is shipped.
     Kevino Kwan, Ocean Services
 

Kevino Kwan, Ocean Services

Quick Tip #61
Understand why AMPS is so important

The Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS) was introduced by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) effective October 7, 2002. The master penalty document outlines 181 contraventions and the responsibility for these contraventions has been downloaded to the Canadian importers and exporters.

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