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Transportation of Goods Regulations

Version of section 4 from 2006-03-22 to 2006-06-22:

  •  (1) If, as the result of an accident or other unforeseen event occurring in the course of transporting goods,

    • (a) a seal is damaged or broken,

    • (b) a container or conveyance is damaged or disabled and to preserve the goods they must be removed therefrom, or

    • (c) a conveyance is damaged or disabled and can no longer be used to transport the goods,

    the person transporting the goods shall forthwith report the accident or event, as the case may be, to the chief officer of customs for the area or place in which the accident or event occurred or the damage, break or disablement was discovered or to the nearest detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

  • (2) In any case described in paragraph (1)(b) or (c), the goods being transported shall not be transferred to another conveyance or container unless

    • (a) the person who transports the transferred goods or who causes those goods to be transported complies with the requirements of these Regulations; and

    • (b) in the case of goods transferred from a conveyance or container that is sealed,

      • (i) the transfer is conducted in the presence of an officer or a police officer who has been requested by the chief officer of customs to supervise the transfer, and

      • (ii) the conveyance or container to which the goods are transferred is sealed with a seal issued or approved by the Deputy Minister.

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