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CARM Update

CARM Update 150 150 [email protected]

Below is a synopsis of a recent publication from the Canada Border Service Agency [CBSA]: November 18, 2022 Earlier this year, the CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) project shared that the Release 2 timeline was under review. We are pleased to announce that we are targeting an implementation date for CARM Release 2 in October 2023. Over the next year, we will focus on preparing the Agency and its clients for upcoming changes. Although there has been a delay, it is advised to sign up for the CARM Client Portal and delegating authority to your broker as soon as possible to be best prepared.…

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Luxury Tax

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The Luxury Tax, originally proposed in the 2021 budget, received Royal Assent on June 23, 2022. The tax will apply to new cars and aircraft with a retail sales price over $100,000cad and to vessels over $250,000cad. It will be calculated at the lesser of 20% of the value above a set threshold ($100,000cad for cars and personal aircraft, and $250,000cad for vessels) and 10% of the full value of the item subjected to tax. The tax will apply to subject vehicles, subject vessels and subject aircraft delivered or imported on or after September 1, 2022. What is considered a luxury…

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CBSA Monthly CARM webinar & open mic sessions

CBSA Monthly CARM webinar & open mic sessions 150 150 Davidson Sons

The CBSA’s Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) team is kicking off monthly webinar and open mic sessions. June and July webinar sessions will focus on the steps for CARM Client Portal Onboarding. Future sessions will cover navigating the portal and using its functionality. The Open Mic sessions will be an open forum to ask questions on portal onboarding directly to the CARM project team. Registration is required for these webinars and Open Mic sessions. Please register using the link that corresponds to your preferred date/time. Webinar Registration – CARM Client Portal Onboarding English Monday, June 28, 2021 1:00pm-2:30pm EST Registration…

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CARM Client Portal Registration

CARM Client Portal Registration 150 150 Davidson Sons

  CARM Client Portal The CARM Client Port [“CCP”] is the central feature of the CARM project, which, once fully functional, will become the main communications interface between the CBSA and trade chain partners. Through the portal, users will have online self-service access to manage their customs transactions, including electronic submission of corrections and adjustments, applying for classification rulings, and the accounting and payment of any applicable duties, taxes and fees on their imported goods. All trade chain partners that conduct business with the CBSA will be required to register their business on the CCP before Release 2 in Spring…

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CARM is now live

CARM is now live 150 150 Davidson Sons

CBSA’s CARM Release 1 is now live for Importers and can be accessed from the CARM Client Portal. We highly encourage you to register as an Importer as soon as possible and become familiar with the tools currently available. Note that we will be reaching out to you via the Portal in about 5-10 business days with a request to form a business relationship, which is where you can delegate authority to us as your customs broker. If you have any questions or do not receive our request, please contact your Account Manager or email us here. CBSA has released…

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On May 5, 2021 the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), pursuant to subsection 38(1) of the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), made preliminary determinations of dumping and subsidizing with respect to certain upholstered domestic seating from China and Vietnam. The subject goods are usually classified under the following tariff classification numbers:9401.40.00.009401.61.10.109401.61.10.909401.71.10.109401.71.10.90Note that the tariff classification numbers are for convenience of reference only. Refer to the product definition for authoritative details regarding the subject goods. The subject goods are defined as: Upholstered seating for domestic purposes originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China and the Socialist Republic of…

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Register for CARM Webinars **additional sessions added**

Register for CARM Webinars **additional sessions added** 150 150 Davidson Sons

CBSA have added additional importer English webinars as the other importer sessions are near capacity! Audience Language Date / Time Registration Link Importers English Tuesday, May 18, 2021 3:00pm-4:30pm EST Register Importers English Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:00am-11:30am EST Register A reminder that you can continue to access important CARM Release 1 support materials on the CARM Google Drive.

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CARM Engagement Survey

CARM Engagement Survey 150 150 Davidson Sons

The Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA) Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) is launching a survey to assess the preferred channels of communication and type of information the trade community would like to receive in preparation for the deployment of CARM. The information received from this survey will allow the project to tailor future communications in support of the transition to CARM. Please note that this survey is anonymous, voluntary and confidential. The information is protected in accordance with the Privacy Act and other laws, and should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete. Complete the survey here. If you experience technical…

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ARL Name Change Announcement

ARL Name Change Announcement 150 150 Davidson Sons

Start Date / Time: 2021-05-25  9 a.m. ET (Eastern Time)  We are pleased to announce that as of May 25, 2021, our name will be changing from ARL Support, to CARM Finance Support (CFS).  The name change comes as part of the CARM initiative! Our services remain the same, this is only a name change.  Effective May 25, 2021, all requests must be submitted through the new CARM Finance Support Web Form. Due to the implementation of a new case management tool, all requests sent by email after this date will be returned and the web form standard must be followed.    Please note the…

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CARM resources on CBSA’s shared Google Drive

CARM resources on CBSA’s shared Google Drive 150 150 Davidson Sons

CBSA’s CARM team is pleased to announce that the CARM Client Portal will launch on May 25, 2021! Support resources are available now on our CARM Google Drive. Our Onboarding Guides are an overview document on how to get set up on the portal and includes information on the importance of delegation of authority, support resources, and a checklist of important activities to do leading up to, during, and after the launch of the new portal. A Release 1 Playbook provides detailed information on Delegation of Authority, Billing, Payments, Rulings, and more details on the CARM Client Portal.

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