If it is determined that you are not in compliance with the relevant legislation and regulations, you will be assessed a penalty based on several determining factors including:
When you are assessed a penalty under AMPS you will receive a Notice of Penalty Assessment from the CBSA describing the infraction and the penalty incurred.
If you believe that the action taken (penalty assessment) was incorrect, you may contact the issuing CBSA office within 30 days of the date on your notice. Errors must be evident to both parties and may include but are not limited to errors in calculation, name, address, contravention type and amount assessed.
If you believe that you have not received your full entitlements under the law, or you are not in agreement on a penalty matter, you have the right to request a formal review of your file within 90 days of the enforcement action.
For more information on AMPS penalties refer to Memorandum D22-1-1, Administrative Monetary Penalty System