CARM: What all importers need to know about CARM

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Know what information is required under ACI

Under the Advance Commercial Information (ACI) initiative, the following information must be transmitted electronically to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) prior to shipment arrival:

  • Shipper (company name & address)
  • Consignee (company name & address)
  • Delivery Location (company name & address)
  • Shipment Data (bill of lading, port name, city of destination)
  • Commodity Details (number of packages, weight, full description)

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Know the risk and responsibility assumed when booking direct with carriers

If you are not careful, the money you save in one area may be exceeded by the extra costs you incur in another area.

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