Bill C-43 - An Act to Amend the Customs Act
Sunday, 06 April 2008 19:00
On 15 February 2008, Bill C-43, An Act to amend the Customs Act, was introduced in the House of Commons by the Minister of Public Safety, the Honourable Stockwell Day. This bill amends the Customs Act to clarify certain provisions of the French version of the Act and to make technical amendments to others. It also imposes additional requirements in customs controlled areas, grants the Minister the power to authorize entry, amends provisions concerning the determination of value for duty, and modifies advance commercial reporting requirements. The search powers of customs officers are expanded to include individuals and their goods that are in or are leaving a customs controlled area. The bill also provides that regulations may be enacted that describe the time frame and manner in which information about passengers may be provided by prescribed persons. Finally, it provides that regulations may incorporate material found in associated documents.
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