Export Declaration (B13A)

What is it?
A B13A is a customs declaration required by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to report exports from Canada that are valued at CAD$2,000 or greater destined to any country other than the U.S., Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands. Please note there are some exceptions to these requirements. For more information, please visit the CBSA website or fedex.ca/customs.

Why is it needed?

  • To control the export of strategic, controlled and regulated goods
  • To collect accurate Canadian export trade data
  • 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 the U.S., Puerto Rico and the 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 (NDR) number. Learn about the current exemptions at fedex.ca/B13Ainfo.


Where can I find it?
Paper / Manual B13A - manually submitted to the CBSA for stamping prior to export (minimum one day departure delay):


How do I complete it properly?
FedEx strongly encourages our customers to complete and transmit B13A information using the CAED program.

Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED)
This free software provided by Statistics Canada allows for electronic submission of your export declaration. It is a fast and easy way to report goods and also provides a complete and accurate audit trail. For more information and to obtain a copy of the CAED application form, please visit the Statistics Canada Website.



Please Note:

  • Failure to report B13A export information and/or an Export Permit when required is subject to Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS) penalties. Learn more at the CBSA website.
  • Missing required data elements on the B13A are also subject to AMPS penalties.
  • 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 other Canadian government departments or agencies that regulate the export of goods.

The numbered items above 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.

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