New reporting requirements were published in the Canada Gazette, Part II, Volume 139, Number 4 on February 23, 2005. For details of the new requirements refer to Reporting of Exported Goods Regulations. To review the published requirements visit the Department of Justice Canada's Web site.
Export reporting can be affected in one of four ways:
A proof of report (POR) is an identification number that is used as part the export declaration process to demonstrate that goods have been reported to the Government of Canada. The POR varies with each method of reporting.
A POR is also used to meet the requirements of the Export Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for carrier reporting. MOU participants only accept goods when the exporter or service provider has supplied the required POR.
If goods are exempt from being reported by the exporter, the exporter is required to indicate to the MOU participant that no declaration is required (NDR). The MOU participant may request more information, in which case the exporter must provide the MOU participant with sufficient detail as to why an export declaration is not required or the applicable NDR (e.g. commercial goods having a value of less than CAN$2,000 or NDR2).
Goods must be reported to the CBSA by filing an export declaration prior to export when:
Regardless of the value of the goods, all goods that are controlled, regulated, or prohibited by any act of Parliament must be reported to customs, and must be accompanied by any permits, licences, or certificates required by the government departments or agencies that regulate the export of these goods.
Refer to other government department requirements to find out if the goods you want to export are controlled, prohibited, or regulated and require a permit.
Exporting Goods from Canada: A Handy Customs Guide for Exporters:
Provides an outline of export reporting obligations for exporting goods from Canada.