CARM: What all importers need to know about CARM

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Is CARM Registration on your list for 2023?

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In 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 October 2023) importers who have not yet registered must act quickly.  

As customs brokers we are used to managing change, especially new CBSA initiated programs.  In most cases, we manage these changes behind the scenes.  Our clients rightfully expect that we will take care of everything on their behalf – and we do.  CARM , however, is one of the first Customs initiatives that absolutely requires importer engagement.

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 October 2023).

Universal Logistics will help our clients along the road to CARM to ensure a smooth transition.

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 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:

FREE Webinars – CARM Client Portal Onboarding
The CBSA’s Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) team is continuing monthly webinars that focus on the steps for onboarding to the CARM Client Portal.

Webinar Registration – CARM Client Portal Onboarding

English

Tuesday, January 17th, 2023

1:00pm – 2:30pm EST

Register

Tuesday, February 14th, 2023

1:00pm – 2:30pm EST

Register

Tuesday, March 21st, 2023

1:00pm – 2:30pm EST

Register

French

Tuesday, January 17th, 2023

3:00pm – 4:30pm EST

Register

Tuesday, February 14th, 2023

3:00pm – 4:30pm EST

Register

Tuesday, March 21st, 2023

3:00pm – 4:30pm EST

Register

FREE Webinars – What You Need to Know with CARM Release 2
These webinars will focus on the key changes to understand and prepare prior to Release 2 of the CARM Client Portal.

Webinar Registration – What You Need to Know with CARM Release 2 Webinar

English

Tuesday, January 31st, 2023

1:00pm – 2:30pm EST

Register

Tuesday, February 28th, 2023

1:00pm – 2:30pm EST

Register

Wednesday, March 29th, 2023

1:00pm – 2:30pm EST

Register

French

Tuesday, January 31st, 2023

3:00pm – 4:30pm EST

Register

Tuesday, February 28th, 2023

3:00pm – 4:30pm EST

Register

Wednesday, March 29th, 2023

3:00pm – 4:30pm EST

Register

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.

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