Faulty paperwork top violation under AMPS

OTTAWA, (April 11, 2003) — Canada Customs and Revenue Agency (CCRA) has released statistics on penalties issued to carriers under the Administrative Monetary Penalty System, which was implemented on October 7, 2002 following a nine-month period during which “warnings”, rather than penalties, were issued.

Unsurprisingly, incorrect paperwork was what got most carriers in trouble under the system. The top 10 contraventions for carriers between Oct. 7 2002 and March 16, 2003 are as follows.

C007 — person failed to include appropriate bar code on CCD or release request (1,266 or 47 per cent; $140,600).

C033 — person moved, delivered or exported goods without authorization (392 or 14 per cent; $392,000).

C008 — carrier failed to use correct carrier code number (334 or 12 per cent; $375,100).

C005 — person failed to provide true, accurate and complete information (216 or 8 per cent; $32,700).

C018 – failure to transport passengers and crew to Customs Office (142 or 5 per cent; $22,100).

C343 – person failed to report in-bond cargo to Customs outbound (92 or 3 per cent; $92,000).

C021 – carrier failed to report regular goods of $1,600 or greater. (89 or 3 per cent; $89,000).

C347 – carrier moved, delivered, or exported unreleased goods valued less than $1,600 (80 or 3 percent; $8,000).

C066 – person removed unreleased goods from warehouse or duty free shop (55 or 2 percent; $129,341).

C274 – goods reported as arrived prior to authorized time frames (50 or 2 percent; $85,412).

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