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CARM Portal – Action Required

To our valued clients, We are reaching out to remind you to activate your business on the new Canada Border Services Agency Assessment and Revenue Management system (CARM) online portal. On May 13th, 2024, CARM becomes CBSA’s official accounting software system. Legacy Shutdown CBSA’s legacy accounting system will go offline from April 26th to May […]

Customs Notice 24-15: Preparing for CARM Release 2 Implementation

The Canada Border Services Agency Assessment and Revenue Management system (CARM) is a multi-phase project to modernize the collection of duties and taxes for commercial goods imported into Canada. CARM will help to protect and grow over $750 billion in trade and $30 billion in revenue collected at the border each year by providing Canadian […]

Release Prior to Payment (RPP) – May 13, 2024

When CARM becomes the official system of record on May 13, 2024, obtaining the release of imported goods prior to accounting and payment of duties will change for importers. They will no longer be able to use a broker’s RPP security to obtain the release of imported goods before paying duties. Importers who want to […]

Barley Products Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ)

Please be advised that the Barley Products Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) will be filled on April 11, 2024. Consequently, April 11, 2024 (at 8:59 pm Ottawa time (EST) ) will be the cut-off date for accounting for imports of all barley products classified under a “within access commitment” tariff item number. All imports of barley […]

Changes to Import Requirements for Pet Supplements

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is modernizing and simplifying import requirements for pet supplements containing animal products and by-products. We are writing to give you advance notice of changes to import requirements that will be published on June 24, 2024. Key Takeaways: 1. Simplified categorization of pet supplements The current categories for pet supplements […]

Notification Regarding the CARM Cutover Period

We have been receiving inquiries about the CARM cutover period. We know that there will be a period of time when customs brokers and importers will not be able to transmit CADEX transactions to the CBSA. This cutover period is expected to last 13-17 calendar days (to be confirmed), and when it is over, the […]

Information on HFC imports

Did you know that you MUST have an authorization issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) to import bulk hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), including HFC refrigerant blends? If you intend on importing HFCs into Canada, you must ensure you have the necessary authorizations from ECCC. HFCs are potent greenhouse gases commonly used as refrigerant in refrigeration […]

Natural Health Products (NHP) and AIRS

Health Canada regulates natural health products (NHPs) so that Canadians can have confidence that the products they use are safe, effective, and of high quality. Labels are an important tool to assist Canadians in making informed health choices when selecting and using NHPs. Health Canada has amended the Natural Health Products Regulations to make NHP […]