How to register your business account in CERS
In this video you will learn: How-to video for the commercial exporting community on how to register a business account in the Canadian Export Reporting System (CERS).
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In this video, you will learn how to register a business account in the Canadian Export Reporting System or CERS.
Screenshots of the CERS portal.
Before you can use CERS, you must first register your business in the system. To register your business, fill out the Exporter Reporting Application Form.
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You can find this form on the Canada.ca website. Search for the form’s reference number BSF831.
It will be the first hit.
Download the form by clicking on PDF.
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Close up of the email address shown at the bottom of page 2: CBSA.Export_Program-Programme_Exportation.ASFC@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca
Fill out the form and send it to the email address shown at the bottom of page 2.
Screenshot of the email from the CBSA.
Once approved, you will receive an e-mail from the CBSA with a Shared Secret code to activate your business account in CERS.
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Customs Service Providers must complete an application form for each exporter they represent.
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You are now ready to register your business account in CERS. The user who registers the business account will be considered the Account Owner.
From the Welcome page of your CERS user account, select Business Accounts. Then, select Create Business Account.
Next, submit your Business Number, including the RM account number.
Then, submit the Shared Secret code in the email from the CBSA.
Complete the Account Owner information.
A page will appear showing the details of the business you are adding. Click continue.
You have now successfully added a business account in CERS. Here you can see the information of the Account Owner and Business. Click ok.
Your business can now be accessed from Welcome page in CERS.
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