CARM Fundamentals: Understanding changes and the impact of Release 2

  • DateJune 16, 2021
  • Time1:00 PM EDT
  • Duration1 hour
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About this Webinar

With the deployment of CARM Release 1 now behind us, trade chain partners can begin to look forward to and prepare for Release 2, coming May 2022.

Release 2 will bring significant changes to the way importers conduct commercial business, and understanding and preparing for the new requirements will help to ensure a smooth transition. Once Release 2 is in effect, importer surety will become a mandatory requirement, adjustments will be managed differently, B3s will be eliminated and in favor of a Commercial Accounting Declaration (CAD), billing cycles will be realigned, and CARM Client Portal adoption will be mandatory.

Attend this webinar to gain a better understanding of Release 2 mandatory requirements, including:

  • Changes to payment options
  • Mandatory importer surety (bonds or cash deposits)
  • CARM Client Portal, registration and delegation of authority
  • Commercial Accounting Declaration and versioning

Who should attend?

Individuals or companies who import goods into Canada, and who are interested in learning more about CARM the potential impact the project will have on their business.

Note, this webinar will be delivered in English only. You must register to attend.

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Our experts

Candace Sider: Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs, North America

Candace Sider was appointed Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs, North America, in 2018 and is responsible for developing and implementing Livingston’s government affairs strategy. Since joining Livingston in 2006 through the acquisition of PBB, she has had a profound influence in our industry through her advocacy and promotion of trade. Candace manages political engagement with federal and provincial officials, regulatory agencies and key policymakers. In her role, she continues to help shape the policies and procedures governing trade, and help Livingston develop business solutions that will meet the future needs of our customers.

Candace is a certified customs specialist and certified trade compliance specialist, having obtained her professional designation from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) in 1986. She is also a registered lobbyist with the Government of Canada. In 2018, Candace was appointed to a two-year term as Chair of the International Federation of Customs Brokers Associations and immediate past chair to the board of directors. In addition, she currently sits on the Border Customs Consultative Committee (BCCC), is private sector co-chair for the Commercial Operations Committee and a member of the Canada-U.S. Trade Council. Candace is also the past chair and a current board member of the Canadian Society of Customs Brokers.

A well-respected expert on risk management and compliance, Candace is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars, and has authored various articles about trade strategies. She is a regular contributor to Livingston’s Trade News and industry white papers.

Linda Cybulski: Regulatory Analyst, Regulatory Affairs Canada

As a Regulatory Analyst, with over 33 years of experience, Linda provides regulatory guidance to Livingston colleagues and clients to ensure compliance with laws and regulations governing international trade.

Linda has extensive knowledge around the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), Classification, Accounting for imported goods, Professional Brokerage Certification, application of GST, CBSA’s Single Window Initiative, and many aspects of CARM.

Linda was a guest speaker for the International Trade program at Seneca, and represented Livingston at local colleges and at Brock University. She holds a BA in Psychology, a CIFFA diploma and certifications as a Customs Certified Specialist (CCS) and Certified Trade Compliance Specialist (CTCS).

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