Voluntary participation in G7 Electronic Data Interchange Export Reporting allows Canadian exporters to file export declarations electronically for each shipment, using electronic data interchange (EDI). Although the process is a G7 initiative, it is not restricted to shipments being exported to G7 countries.
Canadian exporters who participate in the process benefit from:
Service providers, exporters and exporters represented by service providers who wish to participate in this process are required to register.
Current users of the Canadian Automated Export Declaration Program (CAED) must also register for G7.
Exporters represented by service provider may only register once the service provider has registered.
Statistics Canada will assign license and authorization ID numbers and forward the application to the CBSA for processing.
The CBSA will provide a G7 export acceptance test package to service providers or exporters who will be transmitting G7 EDI export declarations directly. Once testing is completed, transmissions of G7 EDI export declarations can begin.
Once your application is accepted, you must sign an EDI Memorandum of Understanding for G7 Electronic Export confirming that you agree to abide by and meet the established CBSA standards and conditions as an EDI participant.
At present, Canadian exporters can also complete their declarations using various methods such as:
Electronic Data Interchange
To learn more about Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) or to obtain a participant requirement document, contact CBSA's Electronic Commerce Unit: