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Ameri-Connect uses pre-clearance procedures wherever and whenever possible. This includes pre-arrival processing (PARS), electronic release (ACROSS) and electronic data interchange (EDI). We use database systems to ensure the accuracy of your customs declarations.

Your needs are understood, we go through a detailed account set-up process which is designed to cover all operational and technical issues.

We are able to support any type of importer or exporter. Canadian Corporations, Non-Residence Importers/Exporter and Single entry importers.

Whether to assist you in a Customs audit, assist you in a new import product or to perform a late release, Ameri-Connect’s team will assist you in every way.

In today’s global market, the movement of goods is essential to our domestic and global economies. Ameri-Connect has established a strong partnership to support all modes of transportation domestically and internationally. As a certified freight forwarder, Ameri-Connect can support all “trading terms” between Purchaser and Buyer. Our team is trained on managing the INCO terms.

What is CARM?

CARM stands for “CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management,” a multi-year, transformative initiative from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) designed to streamline and automate business processes and offer online self-service tools for imported commercial goods.

What do you need to do now?

All Canadian importers and exporters will need to be fully integrated into this system, to ship in and out of Canada. Preparing now for the change in shipping processes can help you avoid challenges down the road.

To start, here are three primary tasks you should complete:

  1. Enroll your business in the CARM Client Portal.
  2. Delegate authority to your customs broker to allow them to perform import activities on your behalf.
  3. Establish a security bond. Under the Direct Security Bond mandate, importers must secure their commercial imports directly, rather than using their service provider’s bond.

For further information please see the following CBSA videos to provide assistance.

Imported Goods for Emergency Use in Response to COVID-19

COVID-19: Tariff Classification and Other Information to Import Medical Supplies