As announced earlier this year the Canadian Government eliminated the possibility of declaring exports on a paper form as of June 30, 2020, and exporters have to report electronically.
This new requirement was to be combined with the decommissioning of the old Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) program operated by Statistics Canada.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the decommissioning of CAED had been extended to September 30, 2020 but there will be no extension.
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) advises that if a CAED declaration is submitted after decommissioning, the transmission will not be received by Statistics Canada or the CBSA and, therefore, the exportation would not be declared.
All export declarations must be submitted using the Canadian Export Reporting System Portal (CERS) or the G7 Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Export Reporting.