CARM: What all importers need to know about CARM

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Small clerical errors can have big implications

Here are some facts to remember before you complete the documentation that goes with your next shipment: 

  • Document requirements in the country of origin can be very different than the standards in the  country of destination
  • 800 documents are used in international transportation
  • Some countries will accept copies of documentation, others demand originals

Make sure you do your homework before completing any documentation.  Or better still ask us for help (call 905-882-4880, ext. 308 and ask for Debbie McGuire) and remove the risk of making a clerical error that could end up costing you time and money.

     Mila Leon, Customs Operations

Mila Leon, Customs Operations

Quick Tip #58
Be prepared for customs penalties and fines under AMPS

Never assume that the absence of an audit means you will never be audited.  Penalties under AMPS (Administrative Monetary Penalty System) can be applied at the border at time of import (or export) and also post audit.

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