Duties And Tax Liability And Payment, Transferring To You!

Need help understanding the CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) client portal, requirement to purchase your own release prior to payment of security bond, and payment of your monthly statement? Pacific Customs Brokers is here to help!

CBSA’s mandatory online client portal is anticipated to go “live” in the fall of 2020.

Let our trade professionals assist in your setup and management of the new mandatory importer-centric online portal, where you will soon be required to manage the accounting activity of your import business, as well as make corrections, adjustments and payment due dates in a more streamlined manner.

Also, duty and tax liability and payment of customs disbursements is soon transferring from Pacific Customs Brokers to you, our client. All importers will be required to purchase and post their own financial security in order to avoid payment upon arrival of each incoming shipment. We can guide and assist in your purchase, setup, and management of a release prior to payment privilege bond.

Can I Delegate Access And Management To Pacific Customs Brokers?

Yes, the portal does allow for third party delegation of account, where importers can choose to provide access to Pacific Customs Brokers so that we can view your information, and potentially continue to manage payments on your behalf through our CARM payment services.

Interested In CARM Payment Services?

We encourage you to go to our website pcb.ca to watch for updates under Trade Regulation Updates as more information becomes available, including upcoming training seminars and support service packages.

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For further information on CARM please visit the CBSA website at CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management

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Cherie Storms
CCS (CA & US), CTCS, CBSA Prof. Designate

Cherie Storms is the Canadian Operations Manager with PCB Customs Brokers, with over 18 years in international trade operations and regulatory experience. Since joining the company in 2007, she has become an Executive Board Member for the Canadian Customs Brokers Society, BC Region, and spoke at the Women in Transportation Annual General Meeting in 2010 regarding her experience running international logistics for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Cherie is a member of CSCB's National Commercial Operations and eManifest Committee and sits on the Canadian Society of Customs Brokers' Board of Directors. In 2020, Cherie received the Emerging Leader award in the annual Surrey Board of Trade, Surrey Women in Business Awards. In her off time, Cherie is a motorsports driver for the Shift Up Now racing team, SCCA and CACC Women on Track Leader, racing tracks in Daytona and Indianapolis. With multiple championships, Cherie is a leader in the Jr Ambassador Program, encouraging young girls to excel in motorsports. Cherie has spoken at many seminars on the importance of trade compliance. She is currently enrolled in the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) Business Management Program to become an international trade lawyer.

While we strive for accuracy in all our communications, as the Importer of Record it is incumbent upon your company to ensure that you are aware of the requirements under the new regulations so that you maintain compliance as always.