Administrative Monetary Penalty System
C265

Contravention

Customs broker failed to immediately notify the Chief Officer of Customs in writing of changes in the ownership of the business or corporation where the broker is an individual or corporation.

Penalty

Occurrence Penalty
1st $150
2nd $225
3rd and subsequent $450
Penalty basis
Per instance
Retention period
12 months

Guidelines

Non-compliance occurs when a customs broker fails to immediately provide the chief officer of customs with written notification of any changes in the ownership of the business or corporation.

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

  • Contact the chief officer of customs office where the broker is licensed, in order to confirm if the broker immediately supplied written notification of any changes in the ownership of the business or corporation.
  • Contact Brokers Licensing Unit, in Headquarters, to confirm if the required written notification of change was provided.

Apply a penalty per change in the ownership of the business or corporation.

References

Regulation

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

D-Memo

D1-8-1, Licensing of Customs Brokers

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