Trade chain partners (TCPs)/importers will have access to the CARM Client Portal, an innovative self-service tool to provide a simpler and more secure way to interact with the CBSA electronically. Once CARM is fully implemented, the overall accounting and importation process will be simplified for TCPs.
CARM Release 0 and Release 1 were implemented in January and May 2021, respectively. In order to implement the remaining CARM functionality (scheduled for October 2023), the CBSA is proposing to make amendments to nine regulations made under the Customs Act and three regulations made under the Customs Tariff to:
support electronic communication between the CBSA, and TCPs by removing some requirements for in-person and paper-based communication and by adding some requirements for electronic communication (that is, to account for goods and supply documentation related to duty free shop operations)
update financial security (bonds) requirements
implement simplified billing cycles that would provide more consistency among billing, accounting and payment due dates for imported goods, and enable a period to make corrections to accounting documents without triggering a redetermination or a penalty
make consequential and housekeeping amendments to update outdated references and nomenclature in several regulations to correct the wording of referenced acts and regulations, government directives, Minister titles and reflect current program policy
New Proposed Changes to Financial Security for Importers
The proposal would also introduce new regulations under the Customs Act to set out the terms and conditions for the electronic administration and confirmation of financial security to the CBSA.
The proposed regulations were pre-published in the Canada Gazette, Part I on :