Administrative Monetary Penalty System


Licensee failed to have in place procedures to maintain the security of, and restrict access to, the sufferance warehouse.


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 there is either lack of proper or visible signage restricting access posted at the entrance or when the licensee's procedures to ensure employees are aware of their responsibilities in the operation of a sufferance warehouse are inadequate.

Officer determines that the licensee did not have proper security procedures.

For failure to prevent access of an unauthorized person to customs sufferance warehouse, see C049.

For unauthorized person found in customs bonded warehouse, see C198.



Customs Sufferance Warehouses Regulations, paragraph 12(3)(a)


D4-1-4, Customs Sufferance Warehouses

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