Aug 16, 2023

CARM | CBSA Assessment & Revenue Management


What is CARM? CARM (or CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management) is a project by the Government of Canada aiming to simplify and streamline the process of importing commercial goods into Canada. It is the most significant change in the Canadian importing process in over 30 years. Through CARM, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) intends

Jul 11, 2023

Trade Compliance Customs Audits 2023


What are Trade Compliance Customs Audits? Trade compliance refers to importers and exporters meeting the rules and regulations governing the movement of commercial goods into and from Canada. Importers and exporters are responsible for reporting accurate information on their shipments to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). To ensure compliance with reporting requirements, the CBSA

Apr 21, 2023

Public Service Alliance of Canada Strike | Potential Service Delays

In the Community

As of Wednesday April 19th, 2023, Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) workers are on strike across Canada. While negotiations between the Canadian Federal Government and the PSAC union continue, you may experience some delays in services, including: Employment & Social Development Canada – Temporary Foreign Worker Program: During the current labor disruption, processing activities

Mar 24, 2023

Action Required for Canadian Importers | CARM Notice


Effective October 2023, in order to import and obtain a release of goods you must be registered in the CARM Client Portal and have a Release Prior to Payment (RPP) Security Bond in place. The RPP Bond must be authorized and registered in your CARM Client Portal.  Please contact to start your bond application

Feb 1, 2023

Client Notice | Audit Targets by Canada Customs


Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) conducts targeted and random audits to ensure Canadian importers and exporters are compliant with import/export regulations. Here is the latest 2023 listing of products targeted for audit by the CBSA.

Apr 1, 2022

Importing a Vessel into Canada | Canada’s Coasting Trade


Importing a Vessel into Canada’s Coasting Trade There are many rules and regulations that vessel owners/operators must consider when importing a vessel into Canada. The operation of foreign vessels in Canada is regulated by the Government of Canada’s Coasting Trade Act and enforced by several federal and provincial departments and agencies. Below we provide an