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Canada Allows Electronic Export Reporting of Controlled Goods with Multiple Permits

Friday, January 17, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Canada Border Services Agency announced recently its new Electronic Export Reporting of Controlled Goods Process for exporters using multiple Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada permits. CBSA states that this process will allow approved and compliant exporters to report their exports without having to present a paper copy of the DFATD permit at the designated export office, thus completing the mandatory electronic reporting policy for exporters and offering a fully electronic reporting system for the export community.

To apply for the new process, exporters must respect all of the following terms.

- Exporters must have multiple DFATD permits; those who are reporting one type of controlled good and thus using only one DFATD permit will not be eligible.

- Exporters holding permits, licenses or certificates from departments other than DFATD for the same goods will not be eligible.

- DFATD permits must be current and valid for at least one year.

- Exporters must report their export shipments electronically by using either the Canadian Automated Export Declaration (free software available for download on the Statistics Canada Web site) or the G7 Electronic Data Interchange Export Reporting (which requires an investment from the exporting company and provides, through a service and/or software provider or through the Direct Connect connection, a link to the CBSA’s ACROSS System; more information is available here).

- Once access to CAED or G7-EDI is granted, exporters can request an application form for the new process via email.

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