What is Import/Export Account?
If you are planning to import goods into Canada or export goods to other countries, you should register. An import/export account number is used by the Canada Border Services Agency to identify exporters and importers, and to process Customs accounting documentation.
To avoid delays in releasing your goods at the border, you should open your account before you import or export goods.
do you use your BN import/export account?
You have to show your import/export account on your customs documents. This applies to most shipments that enter Canada.
You only use
your import/export account for importing or exporting. If you do not
use it, your account will expire after two years.