CAED | Shippers And Receivers Did You Know?

The Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) Program was launched by Canada Border Services Agency, January 1st, 1998 as a fast, inexpensive and easy way of reporting your exported goods.

For those that a currently using CAED, there is a service patch for your current CAED Version. It is important to note that as of February 1st, 2012 that the 2011 version 11.00 is the only acceptable version of CAED.

For those not yet registered, for you convenience, there is a software demonstration provided at Statistics Canada for the CAED 2011 Version 11.00.It should be noted that 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.

CAED is a great tool because it reduces your company's exposure to the Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS). 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.

Checklist for exporting commercial goods: Canada Border Services Agency - Exporting Goods from Canada-A Guide for Exports and Customs D-Memorandum D20-1-1. For further information that is not covered in the above topic, please contact us.

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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 20 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.