As CAED Goes, Changes Are Coming in 2020

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The Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) is being eliminated, which will affect all exporters in Canada.

The current reporting process uses a paper system, but the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is going to eliminate it in 2020, and part of this will include the elimination of the Export Declaration form (B13A).

In its place, a new electronic reporting system will be implemented for exporters.

The final date that B13As will be accepted is June 30th, 2020. After this date, they will no longer be accepted and all exporters will have to report their exports via the new electronic system.


CERS is the name of the new system that will replace CAED. It is based entirely online, and it is a self-service system. Exporters can use it to submit their declarations electronically, and it has a number of features including a bulk upload feature, summary reporting and more.

Letters to Be Sent

Any exporters who are using CAED at the moment will soon be receiving letters from the CBSA. These letters will contain information about how they can activate their CERS accounts. The letters will be sent out between February 2020 and June 2020, and CAED will cease operating at the end of June.

Goods that Require Permits

What about goods that are being exported and need a permit? Once the electronic declaration is made, the paper copy of this and the permit that has been issued need to be presented.

The place where it will need to be presented is specified in the permit. Where no place is specified, however, it must be presented at the CBSA export reporting office that is located closest to where the where the goods will leave Canada.

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