Administrative Monetary Penalty System


While the international aircraft was on the ground, the carrier failed to seal bar.


Occurrence Penalty
1st $300 Footnote *
2nd $450
3rd and subsequent $900
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


"When an international aircraft is on the ground the carrier shall ensure that bar-boxes on board are sealed" (subsection 5(1) of the Ships Stores Regulations).

Applied against the carrier.

Non-compliance is discovered as a result of aircraft examination.

Exception: Seals on bar-boxes on an international aircraft may be broken when passengers begin boarding and, provided that no domestic passengers are carried, may remain unsealed where the aircraft is progressively boarded at more than one airport in Canada.

Apply a penalty per bar-box.



Ships' Stores Regulations, subsection 5(1)

D Memo

D4-2-1, Ships' Stores

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