Administrative Monetary Penalty System
C053

Contravention

Licensee of a duty free shop failed to ensure that the duty free shop was locked and sealed when requested by a customs officer or other officer as prescribed in the Duty Free Shop Regulations.

Penalty

Occurrence Penalty
1st $250
2nd $375
3rd and subsequent $750
Penalty basis
Per instance
Retention period
12 months

Guidelines

Non-compliance occurs when the licensee of the duty free shop fails to ensure that the duty free shop is locked and sealed when requested by a customs officer or other officer as prescribed in the Duty Free Shop Regulations.

The requirement to lock and seal a duty free shop is normally requested by a customs broker when a complete inventory is undertaken by local CBSA officers or when a licensee fails to renew its duty free shop licence, or the licence has been suspended or cancelled by the Minister of Public Safety.

Authority for the above, is required to be given by the Manager of the Duty Free Shop Program prior to taking action.

References

Regulation

Duty Free Shop Regulations, subsection 14(c)

D-Memo

N/A

Other

D4-3-7, Duty Free Shop – Contraventions and Penalties

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