BSF831: Canadian Export Reporting System (CERS) Application Form

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The information you provide in this document is collected under the authority of the Customs Act- section 95 for the purpose of administering the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Export Program. The information may be disclosed to internal and external Government of Canada bodies for the purposes of enforcement, safety, security, statistics and intelligence. You have the right to access and to make corrections to your personal information under the Privacy Act, Section 12.

The information collected is described within `Information about Programs and Information Holdings 2018' under the Personal Information Bank Export Program CBSA PPU 1103 which is detailed within the Information about Programs and Information Holdings 2018. Should you have concerns about the CBSA's handling of your personal information you have a right to file a complaint with the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.

1. Application date

2. Please select the applicable business type

Part A: Please complete a separate application form for each RM account.

3. Operating Name (if applicable)

4. Legal Company Name (if known)

5. Business No. (The exporter's BN may be obtained from the Canada Revenue Agency by calling 1 800 959-5525)

6. Operating Business Address (Must match the registration information registered at the Canada Revenue Agency)

7. Exporter Company Contact Name

8. Title

9. Telephone Number

10. E-mail Address

Part B: If a Customs Service Provider (CSP) is completing the form, fields 11, 12 and 13 must be completed.

11. Operating Company Name

12. Business Number

13. Authorization ID

Part C: Authorization

Only an authorized individual of the organization completing the form can be a signatory. The signatory certifies that the information on the application form is true, accurate and complete. If the application is being completed by a customs service provider on behalf of an exporter, the signatory also declares that the customs service provider has been authorized to register the exporter for a CERS account and has been authorized to report exports on behalf of the exporter.

14. Authorized Signature

15. Date

Once completed, save and send form by Email to: cbsa.export_program-programme_exportation.asfc@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca

Part B is only required if a Customs Service Provider is completing the application on behalf of an Exporter. Parts A and C are required for all applications.

Completion Instructions

Please check if Original or Amend. If the form has been amended please indicate on the line beside the check box which field(s) have been amended.

1. Application Date: Tthe date that the form was completed.

2. Business Type: Please select the applicable business type. Check either Exporter or Customs Service Provider.  An Exporter is defined as the holder of a business number for the purposes of the Act who exports commercial goods or causes them to be exported. A Customs Service Provider (CSP) means a person who provides to the exporter customs services relating to the exportation of goods, other than the sole service of transporting the goods from Canada, and includes an agent of the exporter, a customs broker and a freight forwarder.

If you are a new applicant, please fill in Sections 3 to 10.

Part A: Company Information

3. Operating Name (if applicable): The name used by the company in the course of their day to day business (eg. Joe's Plumbing).

4. Legal Company Name (if known): The name that is registered with CRA (eg. 123456 Ontario Inc.).

5. Business Number: This is the federal government's assigned number including the six digit RM account identifier of the company or person that exports the goods or causes them to be exported.

6. Operating Business Address: Must match the information registered with the Canada Revenue Agency.

7. Exporter Company Contact Name: Provide both first and last names of the person responsible for completing the form on behalf of the company.

8. Title: The role within the company, for example, president, CEO, owner etc. if applicable.

9. Telephone Number: Provide the telephone number for the contact person.

10. Email Address: Provide the email address of the contact person.

Part B

11. Operating Company Name: Provide the company name.

12. Business Number: This is the federal government's assigned number including the six digit RM account identifier of the company or person that exports the goods or causes them to be exported.

13. Authorization ID: A unique system generated number assigned to an exporter/CSP applying to the CBSA Export Program to specifically use the CERS portal enabling the exporter to complete and transmit export information. Must be valid at all times, otherwise declaration will be rejected. The authorization ID is made up of 2 alpha characters and 4 digits, for example, AA1234.

14. Authorized Signature: This form must be signed by an authorized person of the business.

15. Date: The date that the form was signed by the authorized person of the business.

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