RE: TIABC SUPPORTS TIAC in CARM CHALLENGES TO THE BUSINESS EVENTS SECTOR
Subject: CARM – CBSA ASSESSMENT AND REVENUE MANAGEMENT, AND BUSINESS
Dear Ms. O’Gorman:
We are writing as a follow-up to our previous letter from Beth Potter, President and CEO
of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada, dated January 7, 2022, to your
predecessor, John Ossowski, formally requesting a review of exhibitions, trade shows and
conventions that will be impacted by CARM. In its current design, this new system would
inadvertently dissuade foreign participation in the Business Events sector in Canada from
importing into Canada due to the complexity proposed under the CARM solution.
We would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you at your earliest convenience to
discuss our proposal, address any questions or concerns you may have and reach consensus that our proposal can be implemented into CARM.
The Business Events sub-sectors impacted are exhibitions, trade shows and conventions.
In our previous letter, we referred to this area in its broadest sense as the MC&IT sector.