Canadian Automated Export Declaration software

The CAED application is no longer available for new applicants. New applicants must register with Canadian Export Reporting System (CERS).

The CAED program will be fully replaced by a new export reporting system, the Canadian Export Reporting System (CERS), by June 30, 2020. The CBSA and Statistics Canada have mutually agreed to retire CAED due to its aging technology. CERS has been designed by the CBSA to meet current export program requirements while providing flexibility to allow for future enhancements.

CERS is a web-based solution enabling exporters to report their export goods. It includes the same data requirements as CAED and has been designed to accept summary reporting of eligible goods. The CBSA has commenced onboarding activities with current CAED users and is accepting new registrations. We encourage you to visit the CBSA website to learn more about the new export reporting system.

Notice: Export declaration submission

Once you have started submitting export declarations using the CERS Portal, please stop submitting export declarations using CAED. Using both systems at the same time increases the risk of encountering complications during the transition period.

Minimum system requirements

  • Microsoft Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / VISTA / XP Service Pack 3 (or later)
  • Microsoft .Net framework 3.5
  • Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010
    • AccessDatabaseEngine.exe, NOT AccessDatabaseEngine_X64.exe
    • Special instructions for users with Office 2010 64-bit installed

      Users with Office 2010 64-bit installed will not be able to install Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010, which is 32-bit software. These users will have to install Microsoft Office Access 2007 Data Connectivity Components. Users that are upgrading from a previous version of CAED should already have this 2007 software installed. New users will have to download and install the software from the Microsoft site.

  • VGA monitor or better with minimum screen resolution of 1024×768.

It is strongly recommended that all users review the Installation Guide prior to downloading the software.

The file "caed2020_v20.00.exe" is an executable file. First, save the file into a temporary directory (i.e. c:\temp). Then, double click on the file name from your Windows Explorer and the installation process will begin.

For detailed information on how to use the software, consult the User Guide.

If already using CAED run the backup/restore function before upgrading, as a precaution.

CAED 2020 (EXE, 24.82 MB)

CAED Help Desk

For information related to the Canadian Automated Export Declaration software, please contact the CAED Help Desk, Statistics Canada.

Telephone: 1-800-257-2434 or 613-951-6291


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