Administrative Monetary Penalty System


Licensee of a sufferance warehouse failed to ensure that goods received in the sufferance warehouse were stored safely and securely in the area designated for that purpose.


Occurrence Penalty
1st $500 Footnote *
2nd $750
3rd and subsequent $1,500
Footnote *

A 30-day delay in the escalation of penalty levels from the first to the second will apply to this contravention. Should a second penalty with the same contravention be issued against the same client, the system will not escalate the penalty level to level two unless 30 days have transpired from when the first Notice of Penalty Assessment (NPA) was issued or the infraction occurred. The non-escalation rule applies from the first level to the second level only; it does not apply from the second to the third level.

Return to footnote * referrer

Penalty basis
Per instance
Retention period
12 months


Non-compliance occurs when the goods are not stored in either a safe or secure manner in the area designated on the site plan in the licensee's file.

For example, weapons or firearms are to be stored in a locked area within the warehouse.

For failure to ensure the safety and security of goods while in a customs bonded warehouse, see C196.



Customs Sufferance Warehouses Regulations, subsection 12(1)


D4-1-4, Customs Sufferance Warehouses

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