CARM 105: CARM Client Portal Show & Tell + Open Mic Session

webinar | Jul 12, 2023

CARM and Its Release Phases

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) continues to accelerate its evolution and modernization through its CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) project; completely transforming the agency’s import playbook from trade compliance to risk and information management.  

In May 2024, CARM Release 2 will expand the functionalities of the CARM Client Portal, releasing electronic commercial accounting declarations, new offsetting options, electronic management of appeals and compliance actions and harmonized billing cycles.   

Through CARM, accounting and revenue management processes with CBSA will be facilitated for all importers to Canada. 

What Did Delmar's Webinar Cover?

CARM 105: CARM Client Portal Show & Tell + Open Mic Session 

Delmar’s expert Canadian trade compliance managers hosted a practical session on how to navigate the CARM Client Portal and complete the actions need to be taken by importers to be ready for CARM Release 2 and what changes to expect in May 2024.  

Here is the step-by-step that you need to follow to register on the CARM Client Portal:

  1. How to create your GCKey
  2. How to create login credentials and a user account in the CARM Client Portal
  3. How to link a user account to a business account in the CARM Client Portal
  4. How to set up a delegation of authority for a third-party service provider in the CARM Client Portal
  5. How to set up a delegation of authority for employees in the CARM Client Portal


Some Notable Upcoming Changes with Release 2  

Financial Security - Importers will be required to have a financial security bond, or post a cash deposit, to participate in the Release Prior to Payment program.   

Billing Cycles - New billing cycles and alignment of payment due dates will address current complexities of revenue management for businesses and CBSA.  

Commercial Accounting Declaration (CAD) - Serves as the digital document to account for imported goods into Canada, replacing the current B3/B2 forms and processing corrections and adjustments.  


For additional CARM resources, such as access to our past CARM Release 1 (101, 102, 103) and CARM Release 2 (104) webinars, FAQ pages and useful resources, visit Delmar's dedicated CARM webpage.