Administrative Monetary Penalty System
C190

Contravention

Person who has reported goods under subsection 95(1) of the Customs Act or the person who has possession of the goods at the time of the request by the customs officer failed to present goods, remove any covering from the goods, unload the conveyance or open thereof or unpack any package.

Penalty

Occurrence Penalty
1st $500
2nd $750
3rd and subsequent $1,500
Penalty basis
Per instance
Retention period
12 months

Guidelines

Applied against the person who files the report or the person in possession of the goods at the time of the request.

Officer must request from the person in possession of the goods to examine the goods.

Request must have enough details for the client to understand what is expected.

Reasonable amount of time to prepare the goods will be allowed.

Apply a penalty per instance.

References

Legislation

Customs Act, paragraph 95(3)(b)

D-Memo

N/A

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