CARM | CBSA Assessment & Revenue Management

May 25, 2021

What is CARM? CARM (or CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management) is a project by the Government of Canada aiming to simplify and streamline the process of importing commercial goods into Canada. It is the most significant change in the Canadian importing process in over 30 years and includes the introduction of an online portal that

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Canada’s Free Trade Agreements

April 5, 2021

What are Canada’s Free Trade Agreements Canada currently has 14 trade agreements in force with over 51 countries around the world, and more in varying stages of negotiation. A Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is a treaty between two or more countries that encourages international trade by reducing or removing tariffs and other barriers to trade.

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Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR)

March 1, 2021

What are the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR)? Canada’s Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) ensures imported and exported food products are safe for Canadians and international consumers. SFCR ensures imported and exported foods products are safe through licensing, prevention, and removal of unsafe food from the marketplace. Built on three key elements, Licensing,

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Canada Customs Trade Compliance Audit Targets

January 10, 2021

What are Trade Compliance Audits? Importers and exporters are responsible for reporting all information on their imported/exported shipments to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). To ensure compliance with reporting requirements, the CBSA conducts audits either randomly or by targeting specific products. CBSA conducts audits randomly throughout the year to assess voluntary compliance by Canadian

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ArriveCAN | New Rules for Travel to Canada

November 5, 2020

Canada’s ArriveCAN App To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Government of Canada has launched a new website and mobile app called ArriveCAN.  Effective November 21, 2020, all travellers to Canada are required to submit information to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) digitally using ArriveCAN.  How Does ArriveCAN Work? Information submitted through ArriveCAN

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CERS | Canadian Export Reporting System

September 14, 2020

What is CERS? The Canadian Export Reporting System (CERS) is a self-service web portal that Canadian exporters use to report their exported goods to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).  CERS replaced the Canadian Automated Export Declaration System (CAED) on September 30, 2020. As a result, exporters (or their Customs Service Provider) must declare all

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