Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED)

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The Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) program will be decommissioned on September 30, 2020. The CAED non-technical support helpdesk has officially ceased operations, please see below for contact information.

Electronic reporting with CAED

Statistics Canada and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) launched the Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) program country-wide in 1998.

The CAED program is being fully replaced by a new export reporting system, the Canadian Export Reporting System (CERS), by September 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 that enables exporters to report their export goods. It includes the same data requirements as CAED and will be 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.


For exports of controlled, prohibited or regulated goods that are destined for consumption outside the U.S. market, you must submit a second printed copy of the CAED Export Declaration you submitted online. You must also provide any appropriate permits, certificates, or licenses to the CBSA prior to exportation, regardless of the goods' value.

CAED data loading module

The software enables exporters to automatically transfer data from their database(s) to fields in the CAED application. This automates the process of completing a B13A Export Declaration form required by the Canada Border Services Agency. Once completed, you can then directly submit the information online using the embedded CAED transmission protocol.

For detailed information on using the data loading module, please consult the User Guide

Contact information

For technical support regarding transmission or printing issues, please contact

For information on the Canadian Export Reporting System, please contact

For export reporting information

Contact the CBSA Border Information Service (BIS)

  • Telephone: 1-800-461-9999 (toll-free calls within Canada)
  • Telephone: 204-983-3500 or 506-636-5064 (charges apply for calls outside Canada)