B13A - Export Declaration

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PROTECTED B when completed

Original / Amended / Void

Copy (number) of (number)

Page (number) of (number)

See completion instructions - PLEASE PRINT

  1. Business no.
  2. Export permit/licence no. (if applicable)
  3. Exporter information (includes non-resident)
    • Name
    • No. and street
    • City
    • Province/state, country
    • Postal/Zip code
  4. Ultimate consignee information
    • Name
    • No. and street
    • City
    • Province/state, country
    • Postal/Zip code
  5. Country of final destination
  6. Name of exporting carrier, freight forwarder or consolidator
  7. Transportation document no.
  8. Mode of transport from place of exit
    • Highway
    • Rail
    • Marine
    • Air
    • Other (specify)
  9. Customs proof of report no.
    1. yyyy/mm/dd., time - 24hr., export reporting office code, reference no.
    2. Goods inspected by customs (Yes)
  10. Vessel name (if applicable)
  11. Date of export (yyyy/mm/dd)
  12. Number of packages
    • Type of packages
    • Container no.
  13. Place of exit
  14. Exporter reference no. (if applicable)
  15. Conveyance identification no. (if applicable)
  16. Origin - Origine
    • Country
    • Province
  17. Item description
  18. HS Commodity Code
  19. Qty. and unit of measure
  20. Value F.O.B. place of exit
  21. Currency used for declared value
  22. Gross weight
  23. Total value F.O.B. place of exit
  24. Freight charges to place of exit, estimated if unknown (included in field 20)
  25. If goods are not sold, state reason for export (if applicable). If a lease or rental, state period
  26. Customs service provider information (if applicable)
    • Name
    • Area code and tel. no.
    • No. and street
    • City
    • Province/state, country
    • Postal/Zip code
  27. I hereby certify that the information given above and on the continuation sheet(s), if any, is true and complete.
    • Name of person responsible for completion
    • Company name
    • No. and street
    • City
    • Province/state
    • Postal/Zip code
    • Area code and tel. no.
    • Signature
    • Date
  28. Status
    • Exporter
    • Other

Information from this declaration will be used for customs control purposes, and may be shared with other government departments to enforce Canadian laws. Details are available in the Treasury Board of Canada publication called Info Source. Info Source is available at public libraries, government public reading rooms and on the Internet at: http://infosource.gc.ca.

For a detailed listing of the Canadian Export Classification please visit http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/olc-cel/olc.action?ObjId=65-209-X&ObjType=2&lang=en&Limit=0.

For information on exports, refer to D20-1-1 or contact:

Tel: 1 (800) 461-9999
From outside Canada Tel: (204) 983-3500 or (506) 636-5064 or
visit the CBSA Web site at: www.cbsa.gc.ca

Completion Instructions

Please print. Illegible forms are not acceptable and may be subject to penalty. All fields are mandatory if applicable.

Original, amended, void and copy: check the appropriate box to indicate whether the B13A is the original document, has been amended, has been submitted but cancelled, or is a copy of the original document. Copies are required for multiple shipments. For copies, state which copy is represented, e.g., copy 2 of 4. If the document is a copy of an amended document, both the "Amended" and "Copy" boxes are to be checked.

Page (number) of (number): write "Page 1 of 1" if only the first page is submitted. If the first page plus two continuation sheets are submitted, write "Page 1 of 3" on the first page.


Field No. 1. Enter the federal government assigned Business Number (BN), including the six-digit RM account identifier, of the person or company that exports the goods or causes them to be exported.

Exception: Enter NBNR (No BN Required) when a conveyance is permanently exported by a diplomat, as a personal effect or as a gift/donation.

Note: Administrative Monetary Penalty System penalties will be assessed against the company whose BN appears on the form.

To request a BN, visit the Canada Revenue Agency Web site at www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/bsnss/tpcs/bn-ne/menu-eng.html or call 1 (800) 959-5525. Exporters outside North America can visit the CRA International Tax Services Office Web site at www.cra-arc.gc.ca/cntct/international-eng.html. An emigrant completing his/her own export declaration for the export of personal or household effects is not required to provide a BN.

Continuation sheet(s) may be included to provide the information found in fields 2, 12, 14-20, 22, and 23.

Field No. 2. State the permit, licence or certificate number for goods and technologies subject to export controls. This includes goods and technologies covered under General Export Permits (GEP).

Field No. 3. An exporter is defined as the person or company, including a non-resident exporter, that exports the goods or causes them to be exported. Enter the name and complete address of the Canadian or non-resident whose BN appears in field 1. If the BN is that of a customs service provider (CSP), state the name/address of the person or company contracting the CSP.

Field No. 4. Enter the full name and address of the ultimate consignee or, if not available, the name and address of the foreign importer.

Field No. 5. Show the country of final destination where the goods are to be consumed, further processed or manufactured, as known at the time of export.

Field No. 6. Show the name of the carrier that will transport the goods out of Canada or the name of the freight forwarder or consolidator handling the exportation.

Field No. 7. Indicate the reference number that the carrier will use to track the shipment (e.g., booking number, manifest number or waybill number).

In the case of a commercial shipment being hand carried on a flight by an agent or an exporter out of Canada, use the flight number for the unique carrier-assigned code.

Field No. 8. Check the box indicating the last mode of transport by which the goods left the country. For the box "Other" specify the mode, e.g., pipeline. Goods travelling by truck on an air waybill to a U.S. airport for shipment overseas are considered highway exports.

Field No. 9. (a) Have the B13A stamped by a CBSA agent, at the CBSA office (an inland office or at the place of exit) where the goods are reported. Note: For restricted goods, the B13A must only be stamped at the CBSA office specified on the permit or at the CBSA office located closest to the place of exit of the goods from Canada. The stamp must be identical on the three copies of the B13A.

Field No. 9. (b) If the goods are inspected by customs, the customs officer will affix his/her stamp in this field and check the "Yes" box.

Field No. 10. If the mode of transport is marine, provide the vessel name.

Field No. 11. Show the date the goods are expected to be exported.

Field No. 12. Show the number and type of packages (e.g., 3 drums, 7 skids). For car load, truck load, or container load shipments, show the car, trailer or container number. If the container no. is not available, write TBD. Amend declaration when no. is known. Write bulk, break bulk, RORO (roll-on/roll-off), oversize cargo, heavy lift or less than container load (LCL), as applicable.

Field No. 13. State the export office through which the goods are expected to leave Canada.

Field No. 14. Enter the exporter's internal reference number that can be used to trace the shipment - usually an invoice or purchase order number.

Field No. 15. If the good being exported from Canada is a conveyance, enter the vehicle identification number (VIN), the hull identification number (HIN) or the serial number of the conveyance. Conveyances for export include vehicles, motorcycles, all terrain vehicles, boats, etc. which are found in Chapters 87, 88 and 89 of the Customs Tariff. This does not include the identification number of the transport vehicle used to export the conveyance.

Field No. 16. If the goods are of Canadian origin, state the province from which the goods were grown, mined or manufactured. If not, state the country. In addition, if the goods are further processed imported goods or are imported goods being exported, state the province from which the goods are exported.

Field No. 17. Provide a complete description of the goods in normal trade terms with sufficient detail to verify the declared HS code. General terms such as groceries, meats, dry goods, machinery, parts, prints, etc., will not be accepted. Describe each individual item with a separate classification number on a separate line.

Field No. 18. State either the Canadian 8 digit HS export code or the Canadian 10 digit import code from the Customs Tariff. Exporters of chemicals listed in 7003 of the Export Control List should use the 10 digit HS import code. Exporters can obtain information on the Canadian HS codes by referring to the contact information provided at the bottom of the continuation sheet or by visiting http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/olc-cel/olc.action?ObjId=65-209-X&ObjType=2&lang=en&Limit=0.

Field No. 19. For each line, state the quantity and unit of measurement for each item as specified by the Canadian export classification requirements or the import customs tariff or the permit. If no quantity or unit exists, and if the goods are not controlled by an Other Government Department, leave the field blank. Note: When weight is required, show the net weight not including outercoverings. Use metric measurements, ex. International System of Units (SI).

Field No. 20. State the value of each item on a separate line. This value will include the freight charges, handling, insurance, or similar charges incurred to the place of exit from Canada, minus any discounts entered into prior to exportation, but will exclude the portion of these charges that apply from the Canadian place of exit to the foreign destination. If the goods are shipped "no charge", show the value the goods would have been sold for under normal conditions.

Field No. 21. Identify the currency used in fields 20 and 23 (e.g., Canadian dollars, U.S. dollars, Japanese yen). If a continuation sheet is required for fields 16-20, fields 22 and 23 should only be completed on the continuation sheet.

Field No. 22. State the gross shipping weight which is the actual weight of the goods and packaging, but excludes the weight of re-usable cargo containers.

Field No. 23. Enter the total of the values found in field 20.

Field No. 24. Show the freight charge in Canadian dollars from the place of lading to the place of exit from Canada (estimate the amount if unknown, this includes the use of Incoterms). For example, goods shipped from Edmonton to Vancouver by rail, to be put on a ship for Japan, show the rail costs only. Shipments leaving Toronto by air, show zero if no charges were incurred in getting the goods to the airport.

Field No. 25. If the goods are not sold, state the reason for the export, (e.g., repair and return, lease, transfer of company goods). If the goods have been leased to a person/ company in another country, identify the period of the lease or rental agreement.

Field No. 26. Enter the name, address, and telephone number, including area code of the customs service provider.

Field No. 27. Show the name, company, address, and telephone number of the person who completed form B13A. The person responsible for the accuracy of the data must sign in this field.

Field No. 28. Indicate whether the person signing the declaration is the exporter of the goods or another person, i.e. acting on behalf of the exporter such as a customs service provider.

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