2016-17 Departmental Results Report - Canada Border Services Agency
Status report on transformational and major Crown projects

Project name: Electronic Manifest (eManifest)

Description

eManifest is a major transformative initiative and part of the overall measures the Government of Canada is putting in place to enhance the safety and security of Canadians as well as international trade while streamlining cross-border processes. When fully implemented, eManifest will require trade chain partners in all modes of transportation to electronically transmit advance commercial information to the CBSA within prescribed mode-specific time frames.

Project outcomes

Industrial benefits

Sponsoring department

Canada Border Services Agency

Contracting authority

Participating departments

Not Applicable (N/A)

Prime contractor

Not Applicable (N/A)

Major subcontractors

IBM, Emerion

Project phase

Execution Phase

Major milestones

Accomplished:

Planned:

Progress report and explanation of variances

Treasury Board approved eManifest project authority of $415.1 million. The eManifest project plan is tracking deliverables and milestones against a revised project plan approved in June 2014. The project is expected to be completed by September 2017 within the approved project authority.

Project name: CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM)

Description

CARM is a multi-year initiative to modernize and optimize CBSA's commercial assessment and revenue collection processes and systems. When fully implemented, CARM will provide new and streamlined ways for commercial Trade Chain Partners to interact with the CBSA, and provide the CBSA with a modernized financial management regime focused on providing self-serve client-based services and processes.

CBSA collects over $30B in duties and taxes each year – making it the second largest revenue collector (behind Canada Revenue Agency) for the Government of Canada. Ensuring the accurate and efficient assessment, collection and reporting of this revenue from importers is key to ensuring the CBSA upholds its financial stewardship responsibilities. By simplifying the processes associated with the assessment and collection of duties and taxes for commercial clients, rules and regulation compliance will also improve for commercial clients. At the end of the day, doing business in Canada will be easier with the implementation of CARM.

Project outcomes

The transformation of the CBSA’s assessment and revenue management functions through CARM is intended to produce the following business outcomes:

Industrial benefits

The CARM project will benefit commercial trade chain partners and Canadian businesses by:

Sponsoring department

Canada Border Services Agency

Contracting authority

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC)

Prime contractor

To be determined.

Major subcontractors

To be determined.

Project phase

CARM Phase 1 was completed with the implementation of the Accounts Receivable Ledger (ARL) in January 2016.

CARM Phase 2 Planning is in process. CARM will return to Treasury Board (TB) in Fall-2017 for TB approval to complete the remainder of CARM by March 2020.

Major milestones

Progress report and explanation of variances

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