CARM: What all importers need to know about CARM

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Rollovers or Rolled Cargo – Carriers have an economic incentive to overbook a vessel – and roll over the surplus to the next available vessel – just as airlines routinely overbook a plane to ensure it departs at full capacity.  However, you can lessen your chances of being rolled over by following these simple tips:

  • Try to avoid times of the year when capacity is tight – the weeks leading up to Golden Week and Chinese New Year.
  • Book shipments at least two weeks in advance of the cargo ready date (the date that the cargo is ready for pick-up at the supplier).

Quick Tip #31
Act Quickly to resolve non-compliance issues and avoid increasing fines

Most monetary penalties issued by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) under the Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS) escalate with repetition.

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