How to Complete a B13A Export Declaration Form*

There are many detailed requirements for completing the B13A Export Declaration and a variety B13A reporting methods. This section, as well as the information provided at fedex.ca/B13Ainfo, aims to help simplify your B13A completion process.

What is It?

A B13A Export Declaration form is a customs declaration required by the Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) and Statistics Canada to report exports from Canada.

Why is It Needed?

  • To control the export of strategic, controlled and regulated goods
  • To collect accurate information on Canadian exports
  • To control the outbound movement of goods in transit through Canada

When is It Needed?

  • Goods over CAD $2,000, not controlled, prohibited or regulated, destined to countries other than U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Shipping controlled, prohibited or regulated goods regardless of value. Learn more at fedex.ca/B13Ainfo or visit the Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada website.
  • If goods are exempt, obtain the Exemption/No Declaration Required number (NDR number) Learn about the current exemptions at fedex.ca/B13Ainfo.

Where Can I Find It?

Paper / Manual B13A - manually submitted to CBSA for stamping prior to export (Minimum one day departure delay):

Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED)

This free software provided by Statistics Canada allows for electronic submission of your export declaration. For more information and to obtain a copy of the CAED application form, please visit the Statistics Canada Web site. NOTE: FedEx strongly encourages our customers complete and transmit B13A information using the CAED program.

How to Complete a manual B13A Effectively

Review the information below to help you complete a manual B13A form. THREE COPIES of the form are required with your shipment when completing a manual/paper B13A. Learn more about the regulations surrounding of the B13A form, including frequently asked questions at fedex.ca/B13Ainfo.

Please Note: The numbered items below represent areas of the form that shippers often have questions about or complete inaccurately or incorrectly. You must complete all required fields on your customs documents.


Attention!

  • Failure to report B13A and/or Export Permit when required is subject to $1,000-$6,000 AMPS (Administrative Monetary Penalty System) per shipment. Learn more at the CBSA website.
  • Missing required data elements on the B13A are subject to $100-$300 AMPS per shipment.
  • Even though you may not be required to file a B13A Export Declaration for a shipment, you may still be responsible for filing other documents such as export permits, certificates, and licenses required by the Canadian government departments or agencies that regulate the export of goods.

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