Administrative Monetary Penalty System
C261

Contravention

Customs broker failed to immediately notify the Chief Officer of Customs in writing of changes in the legal or business name of the partnership or the corporation where the customs broker is a partnership or corporation.

Penalty

Occurrence Penalty
1st $300
2nd $450
3rd and subsequent $900
Penalty basis
Per instance
Retention period
12 months

Guidelines

Non-compliance occurs when the licensed customs broker fails to immediately provide the chief officer of customs with written notification of any change in the legal or business name of the partnership or the corporation.

Prior to issuing an AMPS penalty, CBSA officers should verify the following information:

  • Contact the chief officer of customs where the broker is licensed, to confirm if the broker provided written notification of any change to the legal or business name of the partnership or the corporation.
  • Contact Brokers Licensing Unit, in Headquarters, to confirm if the required written notification of the change was provided.

Apply a penalty per change in business name.

References

Regulation

Customs Brokers Licensing Regulations, paragraph 14(b)(ii)

D-Memo

D1-8-1, Licensing of Customs Brokers

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