The CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) is a project that will modernize and streamline the process of importing commercial goods into Canada. For the next two years, CBSA will continue to develop and implement changes that will improve compliance and revenue collection, as well as contribute to securing the borders of
Our surety partners have made a change which restricts access to release prior to payment, non-resident GST and license bonds issued under the Quick Write Bond Portal. This means that all bonds, of any value, will now be issued on the basis of underwriting information, including financial statements and a full bond application. This is effective
What is the Harmonized Classification System?
The Harmonized Classification System, or simply referred to as “HS,” is the international nomenclature for the classification of goods and products. This system allows countries to classify traded goods on a common basis for several customs purposes. The HS is used by more than 200
CBSA are developing the CARM project over the next 3 years. CARM is the acronym for CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management. CARM will be the largest single overhaul of the Customs Commercial system by CBSA since the 70’s. CBSA, working in conjunction with CRA, are developing this mandatory program.
Why the Change?
Unwanted pests can kill our forests, and important regulations are in place to prevent insects sneaking into this country. However, the practical implications of some of the regulations are extreme.
Remember, wood packaging materials, including skids, container blocking, bracing and dunnage, on import to Canada must be ISPM 15 compliant and all
In the last few weeks, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released two proposed rules that would extend the compliance dates of multiple regulations.
Nutrition Facts Label Final Rules
On September 29, 2017, the FDA proposed to extend the compliance dates for the Nutrition Facts and Supplement Facts label final rule and the Serving Size
SOURCE - The Canadian Press
WASHINGTON —Stephen Harper broke his public silence on current events by offering a gloomy assessment on the state of international trade, describing anti-trade sentiment in the U.S. as a long-term problem that predates the Trump administration, that lacks an easy fix, and could well result in the end of
In light of the renegotiating of NAFTA there are some questions regarding the validity of keeping a NAFTA on file. Negotiations for changes begin in August however any and all changes to the present NAFTA will have to be agreed upon by all parties. This agreement will include an effective date for any changes.
NAFTA in its present
The Canada Border Services Agency administers more than 90 acts, regulations, and international agreements for federal organizations, the provinces, and the territories. It is responsible for assessing the duties and taxes owed to the Government of Canada. The Agency has a competing mandate—it must ensure the security of the
« CETA is a reflection of the Canada of today and of tomorrow. It is an agreement that responds to what trade has become — addressing not only goods but also services, investments, human mobility and non-tariff barriers. The agreement also includes key labour and environmental protections, while protecting the ability of
IMPROVING MARKET ACCESS FOR THE WORLD’S LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES
Budget 2017 proposes changes to the rules of origin under Canada’s tariff regime for least developed countries (LDCs) in order for more apparel products imported from the world’s poorest countries to qualify for duty-free treatment