Registration information

In order to apply to the Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) program, the following form must be printed, completed, signed by an authorized company representative and forwarded to Statistics Canada by facsimile or mail.

The toll free facsimile number at Statistics Canada is 1-888-269-5305.

The mailing address is:

International Trade Unit
Operation and Integration Division
Statistics Canada
Jean Talon Building, 2nd Floor
170 Tunney's Pasture Driveway
Ottawa, ON
K1A OT6

Upon receipt of all CAED applications, the business number (BN) will be verified that it is active for exporting. Once BN verification is completed, the applicant will then be contacted by the CAED helpline. At this point the applicant will either be allowed to continue the registration process (if the BN is valid) or will be required to contact the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to activate their BN for exports. If in good order, a phone appointment will be set up with the applicant to review the functionality of the CAED software and to ensure Internet connectivity.

Once the registration process has been completed, a unique license number and authorization ID will be issued to the applicant. These ID's will enable the user to open and use the software as a registered CAED user.

The CAED help desk will verify the successful receipt of the transmitted file the next business day. Once a test transmission has been properly received, the applicant will be notified by the CAED helpdesk that they can begin to report their exports electronically using the CAED software.

For more information on the CAED software contact CAED.

The 2020 version of CAED is available for download.

The CAED program will be replaced by a new export reporting system, the Canadian Export Reporting System (CERS), by July 2020. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Statistics Canada have mutually agreed to retire CAED due to its aging technology. CERS is being designed by the CBSA to meet current export program requirements while providing flexibility to allow for future enhancements. The CBSA will engage industry stakeholders to seek feedback on the system design and roll-out strategy.

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.

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