Canadian Export Reporting System

The Canadian Export Reporting System (CERS) is a free, web-based, self-service portal for submitting electronic export declarations. It will replace the Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) application when Statistics Canada retires it on .

Notice: Export declaration submission

Once you have started submitting export declarations using the CERS Portal, please stop submitting export declarations using CAED. Using both systems at the same time increases the risk of encountering complications during the transition period.


Piloting and onboarding to CERS

We are taking deliberate actions to balance fast and efficient onboarding while minimizing disruption for the export community's ability to report electronically.

Pilot and onboarding events
Event Dates
Pilot A to
Pilot B to
Client onboarding wave 1 to
Client onboarding wave 2 to
Client onboarding wave 3 to
CAED Decommissioned

Current CAED and SRP users (who submitted reports anytime between , and ) will follow a streamlined activation process during onboarding to the new system. These users will not be required to re-register with the CBSA but rather, will receive letters by mail with the necessary instructions to start using CERS. As well, activation will not be required for G7 Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) users (if this is the only method used for export reporting).

All current CAED and SRP users will be notified by the CBSA when to activate their new CERS Business Account which will take place during an onboarding window.

How to prepare

Confirm your business's BN is active and designated for export

Call the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) at 1-800-959-5525.

Determine if your business needs to register during the activation process

If your business submitted export declarations or summary reports anytime between and , no registration is required. If not, your business will be required to register once the registration window opens (refer to the diagram above, including key dates).

Determine who within your business will become the CERS Business Account owner

This owner will be responsible for activating the CERS Business Account during your designated onboarding wave. If your business has multiple RM accounts, each RM account will require a CERS Business Account owner and activation.

Determine CERS Portal User roles

The CERS Business Account Owner will assign user roles to each of your designated employees. More information on the various CERS Portal User roles can be found in the Electronic Commerce Client Requirements Document – Chapter 25.

Determine if your business will be using the bulk upload or summary reporting functionalities

If so, determine the required updates to your systems (refer to the Electronic Commerce Client Requirements Document – Chapter 25).

If you have any questions about CERS, please contact .

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