Customs Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. 1 (2nd Supp.))

Act current to 2014-06-12 and last amended on 2013-12-12. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Presentation and reporting — when leaving customs controlled area
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), every person who is leaving a customs controlled area shall, if requested to do so by an officer,

    • (a) present himself or herself in the prescribed manner to an officer and identify himself or herself;

    • (b) report in the prescribed manner any goods that he or she has acquired through any means while in the customs controlled area;

    • (b.1) present those goods and remove any covering from them, unload any conveyance or open any part of it, or open or unpack any package or container that an officer wishes to examine; and

    • (c) answer truthfully any questions asked by an officer in the performance of his or her duties under this or any other Act of Parliament.

  • Marginal note:Presentation and reporting — within customs controlled area

    (1.1) Every person who is in a customs controlled area shall, if requested to do so by an officer,

    • (a) present himself or herself in the prescribed manner to an officer and identify himself or herself; and

    • (b) answer truthfully any questions asked by an officer in the performance of his or her duties under this or any other Act of Parliament.

  • Marginal note:Non-application of subsections (1) and (1.1)

    (2) Subsections (1) and (1.1) do not apply to persons who are required to present themselves under section 11 or report goods under section 12.

  • 2001, c. 25, s. 11;
  • 2009, c. 10, s. 3.
Marginal note:Regulations

 The Governor in Council may make regulations

  • (a) prescribing the persons or classes of persons who may be granted access under paragraph 11.3(1)(b); and

  • (b) respecting the manner in which a person must present himself or herself under paragraphs 11.4(1)(a) and (1.1)(a) and report goods under paragraph 11.4(1)(b).

  • (c) to (e[Repealed, 2009, c. 10, s. 4]

  • 2001, c. 25, s. 11;
  • 2009, c. 10, s. 4.
Marginal note:Designation of mixed-traffic corridor
  •  (1) If the Minister considers that it is necessary in the public interest, he or she may designate as a mixed-traffic corridor a portion of a roadway or other access way that

    • (a) leads from an international border to a customs office designated under section 5; and

    • (b) is used by persons arriving in Canada and by persons travelling within Canada.

  • Marginal note:Amendment, etc., of designation

    (2) The Minister may amend, cancel or reinstate at any time a designation made under this section.

  • 2012, c. 19, s. 481.