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Customs' Enforcement Efforts Increase With Regard to Shipper's Export Declarations for Canadian Goods
April 2000


After completion of a recent survey, U.S. Customs officials are pushing for better compliance by exporters who are required to file shipper’s export declarations (“SEDs”) for exports to and through Canada. Customs’ survey revealed that approximately 25% of all Canadian-bound shipments requiring SEDs are lacking the proper documentation. Shipments to Canada usually require an SED in one of two situations: 1) when merchandise is destined for a third country; or 2) when an export license is required for certain merchandise under the export control laws.

A full article regarding this issue can be found at the following web address:http://www.tm0.com/sbct.cgi?39375629&i=198023&d=211257

For more general information detailing when an SED is required:
http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/correct/corway5b.txt

For instructions on the correct way to fill out and file and SED: http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/www/correct.way.html

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