Administrative Monetary Penalty System
Exporter failed to report the export of goods on an export declaration at the time, place and/or in the manner prescribed.
|1st||$500 Footnote *|
|3rd and subsequent||$1,500|
- Penalty basis
- Per shipment
- Retention period
- 12 months
Non-compliance occurs when the exporter fails to provide an export declaration for goods that are not controlled, regulated or prohibited within the following legislative time frames prior to export:
- if the goods are exported by mail, not less than two hours before the goods are delivered to the post office where the goods are mailed;
- if the goods are exported by vessel, not less than 48 hours before the goods are loaded onto the vessel;
- if the goods are exported by aircraft, not less than two hours before the goods are loaded on board the aircraft;
- if the goods are exported by rail, not less than two hours before the railcar on which the goods have been loaded is assembled to form part of a train for export; and
- if the goods are exported by highway or any other mode of transportation, they must be reported immediately before being exported, i.e. before the conveyance transporting the goods crosses the border or leaves Canada.
Applied against the exporter.
Note: live animals or time-sensitive goods may, unless they are prohibited, controlled or regulated goods, be reported immediately before they are exported, regardless of mode.
Apply a penalty per shipment.
One C170 will apply to exporters who fail to submit a monthly export summary report within the legislative time frame as per Section 4(2) of the Reporting of Exported Goods Regulations, regardless of the number of shipments contained on the summary reports.
An export declaration must be presented for goods moving in transit through the U.S. en route to a non-U.S. destination within the legislated time frames.
Note: an export declaration is not required when goods are destined for final consumption in the United States, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
However, if the goods are prohibited, controlled or regulated, any required permits, licences and/or certificates must be presented to the CBSA according to the legislative time frames prior to export.
In a post-export verification situation, each shipment found in contravention within the verification period should be assessed a penalty at first level to a maximum amount of $25,000.
For example, in cases where
- the export of ten shipments were not reported, a penalty of $5,000 ($500 x 10) would be assessed, or
- the export of 100 shipments were not reported, a penalty of $25, 000 ($500 x 100 = $50,000) would be assessed.
For failure to provide export permit, licence or certificate, see C315.
For failure to report goods subject to export control, see C345.
For exporters who use summary reporting for goods that have not been approved by the CBSA, see C317.
For failure to provide true, accurate and complete information on an export report, see C005.
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