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Customs Act

Version of section 39 from 2002-12-31 to 2004-12-14:

Marginal note:Unclaimed goods forfeit

  •  (1) Goods that have not been removed from a place of safe-keeping referred to in section 37 within such period of time after they were deposited therein as may be prescribed are, at the termination of that period of time, forfeit.

  • Marginal note:Expenses of disposal

    (2) The importer of goods that are forfeit under subsection (1) and the owner thereof at the time of forfeiture are jointly and severally liable for all reasonable expenses incurred by Her Majesty in right of Canada in the disposal of the goods where they are disposed of otherwise than by sale.

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