Administrative Monetary Penalty System


Person (carrier) failed to use their authorized carrier code or failed to present a contract or letter of exclusivity when using another bonded carriers' code.


Occurrence Penalty
1st $1,000
2nd $2,000
3rd and subsequent $4,000
Penalty basis
Per conveyance
Retention period
12 months


Non-compliance occurs when a conveyance operating carrier fails to use their unique CBSA carrier code when transmitting their conveyance data, or uses the carrier code belonging to another carrier without a valid contract or letter of exclusivity.

The carrier will not be allowed to proceed past FPOA using the unauthorized carrier code and is required to use their own carrier code if not operating under an exclusive contract.

The carrier should be afforded an opportunity to obtain the contract or letter of exclusivity.

Refer to D3-4-2 for information on proving exclusivity.



Customs Act, section 7.1


D3-4-2, Highway Pre-arrival and Reporting Requirements

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