CARM | CBSA Assessment & Revenue Management

August 16, 2023

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

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Trade Compliance Customs Audits 2023

July 11, 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

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Public Service Alliance of Canada Strike | Potential Service Delays

April 21, 2023

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

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Action Required for Canadian Importers | CARM Notice

March 24, 2023

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 suretybond@pfcollins.com to start your bond application

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Client Notice | Audit Targets by Canada Customs

February 1, 2023

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.

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CARM | Paying Your Duties & Taxes In CARM Release 1

January 19, 2023

Paying Your Duties & Taxes In CARM Release 1 If you are currently registered in CBSA’s CARM client portal, you are able to make payments towards your CBSA 15-digit Business Number account. Payments made in the CARM client portal or any other manner should only be made by GST Direct or by having a RPP Duty Bond in place.  GST Direct GST

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