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Universal Logistics at the forefront of Export Reporting to CBSA

As announced by the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) earlier this year, the Canadian Export Reporting System (CERS) is going to replace the Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) system, which is the existing electronic export filing system.  The expected go live date for CERS is December 8, 2019, with a client onboarding period between January 2020 to June 2020, culminating with the decommissioning of CAED on June 30, 2020.  Also on this day, the CBSA will eliminate the paper reporting process Export Declaration form (B13A) and implement mandatory electronic reporting for exporters.

In order to initiate this process, the CBSA has created the CERS Pilot Working Group (PWG).  The PWG represents the CBSA, Statistics Canada and Trade Chain Partners.  Universal Logistics, represented by Debbie McGuire and David Lychek, has been appointed as part of this group, under the Trade Chain Partner category.

As per Debbie McGuire, “This will allow us to become early adopters of this system, which will give us valuable insight into the program prior to the full onboarding of the export community.  This enables us to ensure the transition to the new program is seamless, which will benefit our clients who rely on us to arrange their export declarations”.

For more information, contact David Lychek, Manager – Ocean & Air Services.

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