CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management Portal (CARM)

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) digital initiative is changing how CBSA assesses and collects duties and taxes on commercial goods imported into Canada.

How GEODIS can help you

GEODIS can assist you in this setup and ensuring your business is correctly on file with CBSA.

Importer’s organization contact will receive a communication invite to the delegate GEODIS as their management support.

GEODIS can support you with the RPP (release prior to payment) Bond services.

CARM provides you various payment options or requests can be made to GEODIS to support your payment services. 


Having the bond in place on entry to the CARM portal registration has you aligned already to CARM on Release 2.0 .


GEODIS Contact details: [email protected]


 CARM registration is recommended to be finalized in order to import into Canada.


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Importing into Canada, if you can say "YES" to any of the following statements, your organisation needs to register on the Client CARM Portal:

  • My business imports commercial goods once a year or in small value

  • My business imports commercial goods through a courier

  • My business uses a customs broker or third-party service provider to import our commercial goods.

  • My business imports goods that will be sold or used.

  • My business imports goods temporarily.

  • My business is located outside of Canada, and we import goods for commercial purposes into Canada.


Importers will register their Canadian business number in the CARM Portal*.

  • The first person to register the business in CARM is the account owner. 

  • Importers will assign a Business Account Manager as the person who will have Full Access to the account. 

  • Additionally, one or more Program Account Managers can be assigned to provide access rights for staff and to assist in the management of the CARM Account. 

  • Importers will delegate Geodis as their Customs Broker & make visible their account details to ensure Geodis is able to support. 

  • Management by Geodis will vary based on your business requirements.


Each business number can be managed separately. 

Geodis recommends that you obtain a GCKey from CBSA website it the first step for registration. 

The link to GCKEY Setup: GCKey - Sign In / Sign Up (

Incorporating Customs & Trade Compliance Management in Your ESG Strategy
  • Visibility to financials after registration date.

  • Direct payment to CBSA via the Portal, using Credit card or online banking options i.e., preauthorized debit. 

  • New features: Apply for Rulings within the Portal and track them.

  • New functionality: Query for customs tariffs and duty & taxes estimates.  Note: links to PGA’s are not a part of this tool.

  • New data: API tariff data base retrieval tool


Release 2, 2023 - All trade chain partners can have access & All business importers to Canada are to be registered.

  • Electronic Commercial Accounting Declaration replacing B3 and B2 Request adjustment form.

  • New Harmonized billing cycles and ability to adjust through payment cycle.

  • New offsetting options.
  • Electronic appeals and compliance actions.

  • Other Trade chain partners are provided access.


NEW REQUIREMENT: RPP (release prior to payment)

Mandatory release prior to payment option has to be selected ie: Release prior to payment bond or Cash-bond or pay at border. (There are over 160k importers that will require bonds, we recommend you not wait due to time frames of volumes and aligning to CBSA direction is always a good decision!)


Contact Geodis for your  RPP services  – [email protected]  


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