CARM Release 2 Implementation Update

May 30, 2022 – The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) project is changing the way that commercial goods are imported into Canada and the CARM Client Portal allows for self-service access for importers.

Ted Gallivan, Executive Vice President of the CBSA announced last week that “The CBSA plans to present a revised project plan to the Treasury Board that shows the Go-live date (for CARM R2) as being 1 of 2 dates in 2023, either May 2023 or October 2023, in order to lock down the related regulations, rules of engagement, and to be sure that onboarding is complete.”

Prior to this, Release 2 had been postponed with a time frame of sometime after January 2023. These delays will allow for importers and trade chain partners to register for the CARM Client Portal and take the necessary steps to prepare for this change.

Visit our CARM page for more details about CARM and how you can prepare now.