April 14, 2020 – The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has announced that the Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) decommissioning date has been extended from June 30, 2020, to September 30, 2020. This change comes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The CBSA has stated that it strongly encourages exporters and customs service providers to activate their Canadian Export Reporting System (CERS) accounts as soon a possible to provide a web-based electronic method of reporting exports. In regards to the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be easily used by remote workers without the need to install software and also provides an alternative to paper declarations, while supporting the need for physical distancing.
The CBSA has also stated that “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.”
For more information, please see the following notice: https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/publications/cn-ad/cn20-15-eng.html