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Electronic Export Reporting of Controlled Goods

Posted January 21, 2014

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) recently outlined guidelines for accessing the new Electronic Export Reporting of Controlled Goods Process for exporters using multiple Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) permits.

The Electronic Export Reporting of Controlled Goods Process offers a more cost-effective, fully electronic reporting system which allows exporters that approved by the CBSA to report their exports without having to present a paper copy of the DFATD permit at the designated export office. A copy of the application form can be found here.

To apply for the program, exporters must respect all of the following terms:

  • Exporters must have multiple DFATD permits. Those who are reporting one type of controlled good, thus using only one DFATD permit, will not be eligible to use the Electronic Export Reporting of Controlled Goods Process.
  • At this time, exporters holding permits, licences or certificates from departments, other than DFATD, for the same goods, will not be eligible to use the Electronic Export Reporting of Controlled Goods Process.
  • DFATD permits must be current and valid for a period of at least one year.
  • Exporters will be required to report their export shipments electronically by using either the Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) or the G7 Electronic Data Interchange Export Reporting (G7-EDI).

Once access to CAED or G7-EDI is granted, exporters can request an application form for the Electronic Export Reporting of Controlled Goods Process by contacting the CBSA by e-mail.