Exporters

Note to exporters

Information on various sources of statistics relating to the export of military goods and technology, including conventional arms and ammunition, can be found on the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development's Export Permits and Export Controls Web site.

Export Reporting - Restricted Goods

All restricted goods must be reported on an export declaration. The appropriate permit, licence or certificate must also be presented. See Memorandum D20-1-1, Export Reporting for more information on the export of restricted goods.

Export Reporting - No Declaration Required

Certain goods do not need to be reported on an export declaration. However, officers may request that the goods be reported if they have reasonable grounds to suspect that goods are being exported contrary to legislation.

Note: Restricted goods exported for consumption in the United States do not require an export declaration; however the appropriate permit, licence or certificate must be presented.

The following goods do not have to be reported on an export declaration. They are listed in sections 6 and 7 of the Reporting of Exported Goods Regulations and are further explained in Memorandum D20-1-1, Export Reporting:

NDR1:
Non-restricted goods exported for consumption in the United States, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (except for trains, railcars and locomotives).
NDR2:
Non-restricted commercial goods having a value of less than CAN$2,000.
NDR3:
Non-restricted personal and household effects, other than those of an emigrant, that are not for resale or commercial use.
(Exception: permanently exported conveyances)
NDR4:
Non-restricted goods exported from Canada on a temporary basis by using ATA carnet, numbers are required as part of the NDR.
NDR5:
Non-restricted goods that were temporarily imported and documented on a Form E29B, Temporary Admission Permit , and are subsequently exported; E29B numbers are required as part of the NDR.
NDR6:
Non-restricted cargo containers, reusable skids, drums, pallets, straps and similar goods used in the international commercial transportation of goods.
NDR7:
Non-restricted goods exported by a diplomatic embassy or mission personnel for their personal or official use.
(Exception: permanently exported conveyances)
NDR8:
Personal gifts of non-restricted goods.
(Exception: permanently exported conveyances and commercial goods)
NDR9:
NDR9 is no longer in use.
NDR10:
Non-restricted goods exported for repair or warranty repair regardless of value that will be returned to Canada.
NDR11:
Non-restricted goods imported for repair or addition and are subsequently exported, where the value of the repair or addition is less than CAN $2,000.
NDR12:
Non-restricted goods for use as ship's stores by a Canadian carrier.
NDR13:
Non-restricted goods manufactured or produced outside Canada and removed for export from a bonded warehouse or sufferance warehouse.
NDR14:
Non-restricted goods, other than goods exported for further processing, that will be returned to Canada within 12 months after the date of exportation.
NDR15:
Non-restricted goods being exported due to an emergency or goods exported on behalf of the Department of National Defence and reported orally according to section 15 of The Reporting of Exported Goods Regulations.
NDR16:
Other (this includes non-restricted goods used for unique situations).
For this category, the reason for the NDR must be pre-authorized by the CBSA.
  • Important: If the goods are exempt from being reported by the exporter, the exporter is required to indicate to the carrier that No Declaration is Required (NDR).
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