CBSA announces CARM Release 2 delay

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has announced that the implementation of Release 2 of the CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) initiative will be delayed until October 2024 for trade chain partners. Release 2 had been scheduled to go live on May 13, 2024, however, officials have resolved that a delay is necessary to ensure that CBSA is able to support members of the trade community through the transition to Release 2.

CBSA’s announcement read in part:

CARM will launch internally at the CBSA on May 13, as planned, to advance the Agency’s compliance and enforcement efforts. However, as a result of strike vote activity now underway by the Public Service Alliance of Canada and the possible impact on the Agency’s operations in the event of a positive strike vote, it is the intention of the CBSA to reschedule the launch for trade chain partners to October 2024. This will ensure that the Agency can support partners as they start using CARM. Therefore, until the fall, trade chain partners will continue to operate as they have.

To read the announcement in full, visit Government of Canada’s page for the news release.