The Electronic Longroom actually began as an initiative in 2020, and was a means to advance the continued movement of cargo and reduce face-to-face interaction with a CBSA officer amidst the throes of COVID-19. It started with 26 offices and CBSA expects to expand it to 100 offices by the end of 2021.LEARN MORE
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced in their 2021-22 Departmental Plan that “To further streamline commercial processing, the Agency will continue to implement the Electronic Longroom, an email and digital stamping service offered at some CBSA offices that provides an alternative way to submit certain documentation to the CBSA. This initiative automates and expedites the process for commercial clients to declare goods and pay applicable duties and taxes.”
Canada has a number of Trade Incentive Programs to allow Canadian companies to remain competitive in the ever increasing global competitive market and to entice foreign investors to invest in Canada. Trade incentives permit companies to waive, postpone or refund some or all of the duties and taxes that would otherwise be payable. Before reviewing the many programs, let's take a look at Canada’s Foreign Trade Zone Program.
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) will introduce a new Commercial Accounting Declaration (CAD) in Release 2 which is scheduled for Spring 2022. The CAD will enhance and replace the current B3 (Customs Coding) and B2 (Request for Adjustment) processes.
Twice a year, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) releases its Trade Compliance Verification Priorities list. CBSA manages trade compliance with the tariff classification, customs valuation, and origin programs.
Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) is a large multi-year project which started in 2016 with the Accounts Receivable Ledger (ARL).With release 2 of CARM, changes will be made to ARL. Keep reading to learn more.
With the US/Canada land border closure over the past year, many online shoppers have been struggling to find ways to ship their US-delivered goods to Canada easily. In this blog post, we are discussing this issue with one of our Operations Release Agents to determine what, if anything, can be done.
With Release 1 of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) right around the corner, many importers are wondering how it will affect them and what they need to do to prepare. In Release 1, Importers will be able to create a CARM Client Portal (CCP). But what does this portal do and what MUST an importer use it for? To answer those questions, we interviewed our Canadian Regulatory Analyst, Gloria Terhaar, and Operations Manager, Cherie Storms to help guide you on your CARM quest.
Fresh, grated, powdered and processed cheese, ice cream, milk, dairy powders and other dairy productsLEARN MORE
Plants, fresh flowers, greenery, trees, seeds and other horticulture related items
Meat and items containing meat products
Supplements, vitamins, minerals, fortified, beauty products
Chips, granola bars, canned goods, frozen meals, condiments
Puppies, dogs, kittens, or cats
Power-assisted bicycles, e-bikes, electric bikes, motorized bikes, and electric scootersLEARN MORE
Cars, trucks, motorized and self-propelled equipment to be driven on roads or project sites
Medical devices, bandages, masks, wheelchairs, ventilators and other related items