OTTAWA, Ont. – Locations and dates have been set for the six month AMPS review announced by Canadian Customs in May.
The review of the Administrative Monetary Penalty Plan is intended to evaluate whether AMPS provides a level playing field for carriers, and to see whether the program actually contributes to compliance as intended.
Consultations began in May and AMPS division teams will be conducting review sessions open to the public at the following locations: Lord Elgin Hotel, Ottawa (June 12); Holiday Inn Select, Windsor (June 16); The Delta Halifax, Halifax (June 16); Delta Centre Ville, Montreal (June 17); Radisson Hotel Winnipeg Downtown, Winnipeg (June 17); Hilton Toronto Airport, Mississauga (June 18); Delta Calgary Airport, Calgary (June 18); Vancouver Airport Marriott, Vancouver (June 19). The Fort Erie meeting, originally scheduled for June 19, has been delayed. All meetings will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Customs wants to hear first-hand from carriers (and O/Os) what they have done to improve their compliance and whether improvements can be made to AMPS.
Persons who’d like to make comments can attend one of the sessions or respond in writing by answering questions on a Discussion Plan circulated by the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency. To get a copy of the questionnaire, write to Ken McCarthy, director, AMPS division, Customs Branch, 2nd floor, 171 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ont. K1A 0L5
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