The following resources help SMEs navigate the exporting process to help them meet the requirements associated with exporting goods from Canada.
A Step-by-Step Guide to Exporting
This tool will help businesses with their exporting needs and guide them through the necessary steps for complying with the various laws and regulations.
Checklist for Exporting Commercial Goods
A checklist to help guide SMEs through the commercial exporting process.
Other Government Departments and Agencies: Reference List for Exporters
A listing of commonly exported commodities that may require export permits, and/or certificates along with contact information for the respective government department or agency.
Online Tutorials and Webinars
Online presentations on various import and export topics.
Consult the Customs Tariff for classification numbers for the goods you wish to export.
A variety of tools from the CBSA and other government departments and agencies designed specifically for SMEs.
Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS)
The Administrative Monetary Penalty System is a civil penalty regime that secures compliance with customs legislation through the application of monetary penalties.
CBSA information centre for businesses that export commercial goods out of Canada
Border Information Service (BIS)
An automated, 24-hour telephone service that provides general border services information. During regular business hours, you can speak directly to an agent for more detailed information.
Canadian Automated Export Declaration (Statistics Canada)
Gives registered exporters and agents the opportunity to report goods electronically to the Federal Government of Canada.
Services for entrepreneurs - Information for exporters
Virtual Trade Commissioner (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
Helping Canadian companies succeed in the global marketplace
Export and Import Controls Bureau (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
Authorizes the import and export of goods restricted by quotas and/or tariffs.
Canadian Export Classification (Statistics Canada)
The Canadian Export Classification allows Canada to meet its obligations, under the HS Convention, with respect to export trade statistics.