CARM: What all importers need to know about CARM

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Mutual endorsement of food safety systems

     Food testing

Canada and the U.S. have formally endorsed each other’s food safety systems by agreeing that each country offers a similar level of protection.  The agreement benefits both signees by allowing them to place a higher priority on inspection of foods from countries with less stringent food safety standards.

Importers in both countries will benefit as well because they will know that a product approved in one country will likely be approved in the other.  Imports into Canada must continue to meet Canadian requirements, and imports into the U.S. must continue to meet all applicable U.S. requirements. 

For more information, contact Brian Rowe, General Manager – Customs Consulting Services.

Quick Tip #24
Are you using the latest Incoterms?

Make sure your contracts of sale include the appropriate trade term in conjunction with the words “Incoterms 2010”, which came into effect January 2011.

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