Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) Program 2016 Version Release

Updated: Come September 30th, 2020, the CAED is being replaced by the Canada Export Reporting System (CERS). For more details on CERS, please read our blog: CERS Export Report | Everything You Need To Know

The Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) Program was launched by the Canada Border Services Agency on January 1, 1998, as a fast, inexpensive and easy way of reporting goods exported from Canada. The CAED application enables exporters or their agents (including service providers) to electronically report their goods directly to the Government of Canada thus eliminating the manual reporting process form (B13A). CAED is a great tool because it reduces your company's exposure to the Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS).

About The CAED Application

The CAED application is free of charge and includes the following features:

  • A Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (H.S.) classification search
  • Built-in encryption
  • Dialog boxes that remember input
  • Extensive online help
  • Online submission functionality

Update For Current Users Of The CAED Application

For those that are currently using CAED, the 2016 version of the Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) program software will be available and ready for download when it is released on December 7, 2015. The 2015 version of CAED will expire on January 31, 2016, at which point only the 2016 version will be valid.

CAED participants should upgrade to the CAED program, 2016 version, by downloading the software along with the release notes from the main page of Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED).

Changes To "Place Of Exit" And Revised Port Names

The following offices will be eliminated from the "place of exit" field in the 2016 version of CAED:

  • NB - Deer Island Point (208)
  • NB - Grand Manan Airport (224)

The following offices will be added to the "place of exit" field in the 2016 version of CAED:

  • NB - Bloomfield (200)
  • NB - Fosterville (220)
  • NB - Forest City (222)
  • NB - River de Chute (226)
  • QC - Herdman (302)

The following offices, shown with revised port names, will be added to the "place of exit" field in the 2016 version of CAED:

  • AB - Calgary - Air Commercial (701)
  • AB - Edmonton - International Airport (702)
  • BC - Vancouver - Waterfront and Warehouse Operations (806)
  • BC - Penticton - Airport (807)
  • BC - Kamloops - Airport (814)
  • BC - Prince George - Airport (820)
  • BC - Kelowna - International Airport (831)
  • BC - Sidney - Victoria International Airport (837)
  • NS - Yarmouth - Ferry Terminal (025)
  • NS - Halifax - Stanfield International Airport (026)
  • ON - Cornwall Traffic Office (409)
  • ON - Niagara Falls - Queenston Lewiston Bridge (427)
  • ON - Sault Ste. Marie Bridge (441)
  • ON - Fort Frances Bridge (478)
  • ON - Toronto - Interport Sufferance Warehouse Ltd. (496)
  • SK - Saskatoon - Commercial (605)
  • YT - Dawson City Yukon River Landing (894)

When using the CAED program to report export goods to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), ensure that the declaration is fully completed, accurate and that a detailed description of all goods is provided. Doing so may prevent any unnecessary delays with your shipments.

For CAED information: Contact the CAED Helpdesk - Statistics Canada

  • Tel. 1-800-257-2434 (toll-free calls within Canada)
  • Tel. 613-951-6291 (charges apply for calls outside Canada)
  • E-mail: export@statcan.gc.ca
  • Statistics Canada website

For more export reporting information, consult:

Alternatively, you may contact the CBSA Border Information Service (BIS).

New To The CAED Application

For those not yet registered, for you convenience, there is a software demonstration that can be found at the following link at Statistics Canada: Software demonstration.

Electronic Filing For B13A

Some steamship agents will no longer submit the export documentation as there is a push to get exporters to be use the Canadian Export Declaration System (CAED), and thus saving you the shipper/receiver to have to present the export documentation in person at the appropriate designated export office.

It is important to note that shipments that require permits, you can still submit electronically, however, you must submit a hard copy of the CAED (B13A), along with a hard copy of the export permit in person to the designated export office at the place of exit.

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Cherie Storms
CCS (CA & US), CTCS, CBSA Prof. Designate

Cherie Storms is the Canadian Operations Manager with PCB Customs Brokers, with over 18 years in international trade operations and regulatory experience. Since joining the company in 2007, she has become an Executive Board Member for the Canadian Customs Brokers Society, BC Region, and spoke at the Women in Transportation Annual General Meeting in 2010 regarding her experience running international logistics for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Cherie is a member of CSCB's National Commercial Operations and eManifest Committee and sits on the Canadian Society of Customs Brokers' Board of Directors. In 2020, Cherie received the Emerging Leader award in the annual Surrey Board of Trade, Surrey Women in Business Awards. In her off time, Cherie is a motorsports driver for the Shift Up Now racing team, SCCA and CACC Women on Track Leader, racing tracks in Daytona and Indianapolis. With multiple championships, Cherie is a leader in the Jr Ambassador Program, encouraging young girls to excel in motorsports. Cherie has spoken at many seminars on the importance of trade compliance. She is currently enrolled in the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) Business Management Program to become an international trade lawyer.

While we strive for accuracy in all our communications, as the Importer of Record it is incumbent upon your company to ensure that you are aware of the requirements under the new regulations so that you maintain compliance as always.