Administrative Monetary Penalty System


Person failed within 90 days after the date of the diversion to report diverted goods to a customs officer at a customs office.


Occurrence Penalty
1st $600
2nd $1,200
3rd and subsequent $2,400
Penalty basis
Per audit
Retention period
36 months


Non-compliance occurs when a drawback has been granted by reason of a deemed exportation under subsection 89(3) of the Customs Tariff and the goods are not subsequently exported but are diverted to an unqualified use and the person fails to report this diversion.

Applied against the importer.

This contravention is applied whether or not there was an amount, which was repayable.

Contravention does not occur until 90 days after diversion.

For errors discovered during a first verification or audit, the first level penalty will apply per verification or audit.

For errors discovered during a second verification or audit, a second level penalty will apply per verification or audit.

Third level penalty applies for errors discovered during a third or subsequent verifications or audits.

When person fails to pay the amount of drawback and any interest granted, see C217.



Customs Tariff, paragraph 118(2)(a)


D7-4-1, Duties Relief Program


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