Administrative Monetary Penalty System


Person generated or used a false Release Notification System (RNS) notice to remove goods from a bonded warehouse, or duty free shop.


Occurrence Penalty
1st $2,000
2nd $4,000
3rd and subsequent $8,000
Penalty basis
Per shipment
Retention period
36 months


Non-compliance occurs when a person generates or uses a false Release Notification System (RNS) to remove goods from a bonded warehouse or duty free shop.

Assessed against warehouse operator or person who generated a false message (i.e. importer).

Applied when it is discovered during a bonded warehouse examination or verification or a duty free shop audit that goods believed to be on site have been removed by the use of a false RNS.

For specified goods, ascertained forfeiture to be applied in addition to AMPS penalty.

For using a false RNS message to remove goods from a customs office or sufferance warehouse, see C359.



Customs Act, section 31


D17-1-5, Registration, Accounting and Payment for Commercial Goods


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