B13 PAPER REPORTING TO BE ELIMINATED ON JUNE 30 2020
REMINDER: For shipments containing restricted goods, or commercial goods valued at CAD $2,000 or more, destined to a country other than the U.S., Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands, an export declaration (B13A) must be completed and submitted prior to export.
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will eliminate the paper reporting process Export Declaration form (B13A) and implement mandatory electronic reporting for exporters.
As of June 30, 2020, the CBSA will no longer accept paper B13As. Exporters, or their customs service providers, will be required to report their exports electronically. Electronic export reporting will be mandated via a prescription document in accordance with paragraphs a) and b) of the definition of “prescribed” in section 2 of the Customs Act and subsection 95(4) of this Act.
If the goods being exported require a permit, the paper copy of the electronic export declaration submission and the permit issued by the other government department (OGD) must be presented at the place specified in the permit authorizing the exportation or, if no place is specified, at the CBSA export reporting office closest to the place of exit of the goods from Canada. This is a regulatory requirement that remains unchanged.
DILAS can help you file electronic B13A and get an instant transmission confirmation, all without having to leave your office! Please contact us for a solution to your exporting needs