Administrative monetary penalty system (AMPS)

The Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS) is a civil penalty regime that secures compliance with customs legislation through the application of monetary penalties. More information on this system can be found on the CBSA AMPS Web page. Below are the AMPS contraventions specific to the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA).

Contravention Number and Legislative Authority Contravention Penalty

C004

Customs Act 7.1

Person failed to provide true, accurate and complete information required under the Customs Act, the Customs Tariff or SIMA or under any other Act of Parliament that prohibits, controls or regulates the importation or exportation of goods.

When a SIMA code was not completed correctly for goods imported seven days or more after a preliminary determination was made and after the importer was notified in writing, and ending when the SIMA action is terminated by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) or the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT).

  • 1st: $500
  • 2nd: $750
  • 3rd & subsequent: $1,500

C223

Customs Act 7.1

Non-CSA importer failed to provide a detailed product description in respect of goods liable for review under the Special Import Measures Act, after the importer has been notified in writing.

  • 1st: $500
  • 2nd: $750
  • 3rd & subsequent: $1,500

C224

Customs Act 40(1)

CSA importer failed to provide the detailed product description within the period specified in respect to goods liable to a SIMA action.

Assessed 21 days after detailed product description requested.

  • 1st: $500
  • 2nd: $750
  • 3rd & subsequent: $1,500

C225

Customs Act 40(1)

Importer failed to keep prescribed records for goods subject to SIMA action.

Flat rate - $25,000

Please refer to the Information required on Customs Documents section on the Measures in Force Web page for the specific information required for each SIMA measure in force.

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