A number of significant AMPS changes took effect in the MPD and ICS effective July 4th, 2012. The changes are:
1. Expiration of nine Customs Self Assessment (CSA) contraventions: C235, C237, C238, C241, C242, C256, C257, C258 and C259.
2. Amendment to the wording of the following contraventions: C008, C037, C194, C246 and C360.
3. Addition of a new document type - “Case” - to the document type drop-down list.
In addition to the above, the guidelines, found on the MPD, for the contraventions C005, C008, C037, C170, C244, C246, C315, C317, C346, C368, and C369, have been revised to increase clarity in order to avoid any misinterpretation by the trade community or CBSA officers whenever these contraventions are applied. The Generic Principles provided on the first page of the MPD have also been updated to further elaborate how AMPS penalties are applied.
Effective July 4th, 2012, the following system related problems will be resolved.
1. Point in Time
Upon viewing or printing a previously issued Notice of Penalty Assessment (NPA), the screen will now display the same penalty parameters and penalty amounts, work location (address and phone number) and references to D-Memos and legislation as were applicable at the time the original PA was issued rather than the current parameters and penalty amounts.
Upon searching for a Contravention code, the system has been corrected to display the appropriate penalty amount and parameter descriptions based on the date entered on the Search Contravention by Code screen.
2. AMPS not assigning correct level in Review – Amend function
The problem has been resolved for situations where a Correction Review is processed to amend penalty level for contraventions subject to the 30-day non-escalation rule. The system has been corrected to meet the 30 day non-escalation requirement in the event where a Review is processed to amend the penalty level.
3. Penalty Assessment (PA) & Review not found in Client History Search in some cases
The system has been corrected to now display the PA and its associated review within the Client Contravention History in cases where an override was done at the time of the penalty assessment.
Enquiries and comments about this bulletin should be directed to:
Horizontal Border Programs Unit
Canada Border Services Agency
Ottawa, ON K1A 0L8