Administrative Monetary Penalty System


Licensee of a duty free shop failed to ensure that the duty free shop was kept suitable for the safekeeping of the goods stored therein.


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


Non-compliance occurs when the licensee of a duty free shop fails to ensure that the shop is kept suitable for the safekeeping of the goods stored therein or in the off-site storage facility.

For example, C054 may apply in the following cases:

Licensee of duty free shop fails to ensure access to the warehouse is properly controlled in a manner that ensures there is no public access to the inventory therein.

Or, during routine examination, a CBSA officer discovers that the licensee has not taken every reasonable measure to safeguard the security of the goods in the retail area to minimize theft.

Or, the licensee is found to not have adequate physical security (alarms, motion sensors, etc…) to protect the inventory in the shop, warehouse and/or off-site storage facility during silent hours.



Duty Free Shop Regulations, subsection 14(e)

D Memo

D4-3-5, Duty Free Shop – Inventory Control and Sales Requirements


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