COVID-19 Commercial Update to Industry Stakeholders April 14, 2020
CAED decommissioning date delay
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) decommissioning date has been extended from June 30, 2020 to September 30, 2020. However, the CBSA strongly encourages exporters and customs service providers to activate their Canadian Export Reporting System (CERS) accounts as soon a possible.
CERS provides a web-based electronic method of reporting exports. As such, it supports the current need for physical distancing, as it can be easily used by remote workers without the need to install software and also provides an alternative to paper declarations.
Paper-based reporting (B13A, Export Declaration Form) will no longer be permitted as of June 30, 2020. Anyone using paper B13A will have to start using CERS on June 30. However anyone who uses CAED will have until September 30 to switch to CERS.
More information on CERS and steps to register, can be found on the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) website.
Official updates on COVID-19 are available on the Government of Canada website.