CERS, G7 EDI Reporting for Exports from Canada

Recent legislative changes are obligating organizations exporting from Canada to report their export activity electronically to Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) via the Canadian Export Reporting System (CERS) or the G7 Export Reporting Electronic Data Interchange (G7 EDI). The previous CBSA solution – Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) process – has been decommissioned along with paper submission of the B13A form.

Descartes Visual Compliance G7 Export Reporting Solution

Descartes Visual Compliance has incorporated the electronic G7 reporting into the Export Documentation Manager application to assist exporters to meet their electronic reporting obligations with CBSA via solutions that can handle large volumes of data when used with the G7 EDI system and keep their supply chain moving smoothly.

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Key benefits for your organization

Efficiency Gains

In conjunction with our Export Documentation Manager, save time and other resources when creating and submitting declarations to CBSA in one workflow step.

Streamlined Submission Process

Pre-submission data validation helps increase the acceptance of declarations by CBSA the first time, allowing organizations to maintain a strong compliance record and keep their supply chain operating efficiently.

Electronic Record keeping

With secure cloud-based solutions, our applications automatically help create an audit trail of export transactions for at least six years for tracking and reporting purposes, as well as in the event of a CBSA audit.

Integrated Approach

Descartes Visual Compliance solutions can integrate with multiple major ERP and other business systems and support large amounts of data transactions between shippers and CBSA.

Solution Highlights


Descartes Visual Compliance has been an SaaS leader from the beginning and has remained on top of security concerns by implementing safeguards at every opportunity.

Our customers benefit from our ongoing investments in robust, reliable data centers. We host our solutions from secure, SSAE16 environments to keep our software secure and available to our customers 24/7, and retain your data for at least the minimum statutory requirements.


Our solutions are easy to set up, easy to learn, and easy to master. Even better, it learns as you use it, allowing you to create an automated export system that is uniquely tailored to your business. The system builds databases with the information you enter, simplifying your export reporting and saving you time on future shipments. Prefilled shipment templates for standard or repeat shipping patterns means reduced re-keying work for you, and company-wide documentation consistency.


Having more than one person trying to keep track of everything in a spreadsheet or other non-secured data file can be cumbersome and inefficient, and leaves you without an audit trail. With multiple people involved in your organization's export processes, you need a system that can be shared easily, maintains an audit trail, and allows you to restrict access based on role.

Descartes Visual Compliance export filing solutions address your needs with a single platform. Our solutions work for everyone in your organization involved in the export process and enable the visibility that supports effective company-wide compliance. You can easily limit who can see what, who can make changes—with a complete audit trail so everyone gets only the information and access that they need—with an audit trail.

"With the Descartes Visual Compliance EDM G7 solution for electronic CBSA's exporting reporting we were able to implement a fully automated solution where our shipments flow from our order entry system directly to CBSA through the Descartes EDM without any user intervention or data entry"

Why choose Descartes Visual Compliance?

Incredibly Intuitive

Descartes Visual Compliance is a simple and intuitive system that anyone in your organization can use quickly and easily.

Dedicated Service

Our customer service teams and regulatory compliance specialists have the necessary expertise to help support your compliance process from day one onward. Additionally, your dedicated service representative is there to help you every step of the way.

Modular Approach

We provide an à la carte menu of compliance solutions, which allows you to focus on your key risk management needs. As your business needs change, Descartes Visual Compliance adapts to support you.

Our Clients are Our Best Advocates

Those who use Descartes Visual Compliance love it, it's as simple as that. Our greatest advocates are our clients. Our diverse client base includes organizations in every industry, in locations all around the globe.

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For more information about restricted and denied party screening software solutions

To learn more, call toll-free 1-877-328-7866 (Intl: 716-881-2590) and talk to one of our compliance consultants. They'll help you analyze your restricted and denied party screening requirements, discuss our export documentation, Canadian Export Reporting System (CERS) and G7 Export Reporting Electronic Data Interchange (G7 EDI) filing solutions, evaluate your options, and provide focused software demonstrations.