When exporting goods from Canada to a country other than the United States, Puerto Rico, or the US Virgin Islands, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) requires the exporter to declare all shipments prior to export. This declaration is a Canadian governmental regulation to ensure the collection of accurate export trade statistics and to protect the destination country from any prohibited commodities.
An Export Declaration is required for the following:
Any commodity valued at $2,000 Canadian dollars if the destination of the commodity is other than the United States, Puerto Rico, or the US Virgin Islands.
Any controlled or regulated commodity regardless of value or destination.
The CBSA approves several methods for submitting the Export Declaration, including the electronic B13A form, the paper B13A form, and the summary reporting method. For information on these reporting methods, see Canadian Export Documentation.