CARM Release 2 – DELAYED TO JANUARY 2023

The CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) project successfully launched its first two releases in January 2021 (Release 0) and May 2021 (Release 1).  These releases represented the foundation on which the third release (Release 2) was being built.  It should be noted that Release 2 is the largest, most complex CARM release and requires…

Avis d’ouverture d’enquête de l’ASFC – Matelas en provenance de Chine

L’Agence des services frontaliers du Canada (ASFC) a émis un avis d’ouverture d’enquête, qui touche les importateurs de matelas en provenance de Chine.  L’Agence des services frontaliers du Canada (ASFC) a ouvert des enquêtes le 24 février 2022, en vertu de la Loi sur les mesures spéciales d’importation concernant les présumés dumping et subventionnement dommageables…

CBSA and CBP Guidance for Diverted Cargo at the Northern Border

In light of the trucker protests at the Canada-United States border, we have received a notice from the CSCB entailing the CBSA and CBP guidance for diverted cargo at the northern border.   Border Wait Times  Ambassador Bridge in Windsor, ON is open as of this morning.  Coutts border in Coutts, AB is temporarily closed as…

CBSA Guide to Tariff Classification for Canadian Imports 

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has published a guide for the commercial importing community. It provides information on how to classify goods imported into Canada. It will help users understand: the main elements and role of the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS)  the Customs Tariff  the tariff classification numbering system  Legal notes…

Delmar Customs Brokerage 2021 Review and 2022 Updates  

As 2022 begins, please review the notable initiatives and improvements that have impacted the Customs Brokerage industry in Canada and the United States in 2021 and what changes you can expect in 2022.   Canadian Officials Seize Goods Made with Forced Labour  As of July 1st, 2020, goods that are mined, manufactured, or produced wholly or in part by forced labour, are prohibited from entering Canada pursuant to tariff item No. 9897.00.00 of the Customs Tariff.  On November 12th,…

U.S. and Canada Customs Agencies Combine Efforts to Facilitate Shipments Through British Columbia

In a joint program, U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) have announced an effort to facilitate the movement of Canadian domestic cargo moving via truck or rail around flooding in British Columbia, Canada.  Ocean and air cargo arriving in Vancouver or elsewhere in Canada must be customs cleared prior to transiting the U.S. as this program is intended for use with domestic cargo only. …