Customs Notice 24-17: CARM: Launch to External Clients Rescheduled to October 2024

Ottawa, April 26, 2024

1. On April 19, 2024, the CBSA issued a news release to provide an update on its plans for the launch of the CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) system.

2. The CBSA communicated that CARM will launch Release 2 internally at the CBSA on May 13, as planned, to advance the Agency’s compliance and enforcement efforts.

3. Responding to uncertainty in the labour environment, the CBSA also indicated that it is preserving the status quo for industry when they account for duties and taxes. It is therefore the intention of the CBSA to reschedule the launch to Trade Chain Partners (TCPs) to October 2024.

4. As a result, the CARM system will not become the official system of record that importers and other trade chain partners will use to account for imported goods and pay for duties and taxes, on May 13 2024, as previously communicated.

5. This notice is to address potential impacts of the rescheduling of the external launch of the CARM system may have on TCPs and also to provide information on what to expect during the period leading to the new October implementation date.