Ships’ Stores Regulations (SOR/96-40)
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Regulations are current to 2023-05-17 and last amended on 2010-02-23. Previous Versions
Ships’ Stores Regulations
Regulations Respecting Ships’ Stores
P.C. 1995-2248 1995-12-28
His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of National Revenue, pursuant to subsection 95(1)Footnote * of the Customs TariffFootnote **, and subsection 59(3.2)Footnote *** of the Excise Tax Act, is pleased hereby to make the annexed Regulations respecting ships’ stores, effective on the day on which section 55 of An Act to amend the Customs Act and the Customs Tariff and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts, being chapter 41 of the Statutes of Canada, 1995, comes into force.
Return to footnote *S.C. 1995, c. 41, s. 55(1)
Return to footnote **R.S., c. 41 (3rd Supp.)
Return to footnote ***S.C. 1993, c. 25, s. 58
1 These Regulations may be cited as the Ships’ Stores Regulations.
2 (1) In these Regulations,
bar-box means the sealable boxes or compartments into which ships’ stores are placed during the flight of an international aircraft; (compartiment à boissons)
- biodiesel fuel
biodiesel fuel means renewable fuel that is suitable for use in internal combustion engines of the compression-ignition type; (carburant biodiesel)
- Canadian coast guard ship
Canadian coast guard ship means a coast guard ship owned by, or operated by or on behalf of, the Government of Canada; (navire garde-côte canadien)
- Canadian fishing ship
Canadian fishing ship means a fishing ship
(a) that is registered or licensed in Canada under the Canada Shipping Act and is owned by one or more persons each of whom is a Canadian citizen, a person resident and domiciled in Canada or a corporation incorporated under the laws of Canada or of a province and having its principal place of business in Canada, or
(b) that is not required by the Canada Shipping Act to be registered or licensed in Canada and is not registered or licensed elsewhere but is owned as described in paragraph (a); (navire de pêche canadien)
- Canadian warship
Canadian warship means a ship of war, a military transport or a military supply ship owned by, or operated by or on behalf of, the Government of Canada; (navire de guerre canadien)
- fishing ship
fishing ship means a ship used for
(a) fishing, sealing or whaling outside Canada, or
(b) provisioning, servicing, repairing or maintaining ships engaged in fishing, sealing or whaling outside Canada; (navire de pêche)
- foreign warship
foreign warship means a ship of war, a military transport or a military supply ship owned by, or operated by or on behalf of, the government of a country other than Canada; (navire de guerre étranger)
- inland waters ship
inland waters ship means a ship, other than an eligible ship as defined in subsection 68.5(1) of the Excise Tax Act, engaged in trade on an inland voyage, as defined in that subsection; (navire d’eaux internes)
- international aircraft
international aircraft means an aircraft operating internationally in the transportation of passengers or goods, or both, for reward; (aéronef international)
- military aircraft
military aircraft means a military aircraft owned by, or operated by or on behalf of, the government of a country; (aéronef militaire)
- reasonable quantity
reasonable quantity, with respect to domestic or imported cigars or domestic stamped manufactured tobacco or imported manufactured tobacco, means a quantity not exceeding 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars, 200 grams of manufactured tobacco and 200 tobacco sticks; (quantité raisonnable)
- renewable fuel
renewable fuel includes fuel that is produced from biomass, waste material or feedstock of biological origin, whether or not the fuel is blended with a petroleum product; (carburant renouvelable)
- service ship
service ship means a ship registered in any country and used for the purpose of obtaining scientific data outside Canada; (navire de service)
- telegraph cable ship
telegraph cable ship means a ship registered in any country and used exclusively for the laying or repairing of oceanic telegraph cables. (navire poseur de câbles télégraphiques)
(2) In these Regulations, the words alcohol, beer, cigar, cigarette, excise warehouse, manufactured tobacco and stamped have the same meaning as in the Excise Act, 2001.
- SOR/99-159, s. 1
- SOR/2003-394, s. 1
- SOR/2009-195, s. 1
3 (1) The classes of goods described in column II of an item of the schedule are hereby designated as ships’ stores for use on board a conveyance within any class of conveyance described in column I of that item, subject to any applicable limitation set out in a note at the end of the schedule.
(2) For the purpose of subsection (1), goods are considered to be used on board a conveyance if they are
(a) goods that are consumed in the operation and maintenance of the conveyance;
(b) goods that are consumed by a person on board the conveyance;
(c) souvenirs, gifts, edible supplies, wines, spirits, ales, beers, domestic or imported cigars or domestic stamped manufactured tobacco or imported manufactured tobacco that are sold on board the conveyance, unless it is a Canadian warship that is described in column I of subitem 3(1) of the schedule, for consumption outside Canada; or
(d) goods described in column II of subitem 3(1) of the schedule that are sold on board a Canadian warship that is described in column I of that subitem 3(1)
(i) within 30 days after the date on which the conveyance arrived in a Canadian port, or
(ii) for consumption outside Canada.
(3) A master of a Canadian warship described in subitem 3(1) of the schedule shall, on the 31st consecutive day of the period in which that Canadian warship is docked in a Canadian port,
(a) advise the nearest customs office in writing that the Canadian warship is remaining in port longer than 30 consecutive days; and
(b) prepare a written inventory of the wines, spirits, ales, beers, and domestic or imported cigars or domestic stamped manufactured tobacco or imported manufactured tobacco remaining on board at the end of the 30th day of that period.
- SOR/2003-394, s. 2
4 When a ship arrives at a Canadian port, the master of the ship shall place alcohol, tobacco and other goods for sale on board the ship under lock or seal, and shall keep them there while the ship is in the port, except where otherwise authorized by an officer.
5 (1) Subject to subsection (2), when an international aircraft is on the ground, the carrier shall ensure that bar-boxes on board are sealed.
(2) Seals on bar-boxes on an international aircraft may be broken when passengers begin boarding and, provided that no domestic passengers are carried, may remain unsealed where the aircraft is progressively boarded at more than one airport in Canada.
6 Stores for use on board a conveyance shall remain sealed when the goods are moved to the conveyance from a bonded warehouse or to a bonded warehouse from the conveyance.
7 While in Canada, a conveyance described in column I of item 2 of the schedule shall not take on ships’ stores that are to be transferred to a ship engaged in fishing, sealing or whaling outside Canada.
- SOR/2003-394, s. 3(F)
8 Authorization of delivery of ships’ stores to a conveyance may be refused by an officer where the master, an officer or a crew member of the conveyance has failed to comply with these Regulations.
SCHEDULE(Sections 3 and 7)
|Column I||Column II|
|Item||Class of Conveyances||Class of Goods|
|3||Canadian Military Vessels|
|5||Canadian Coast Guard Ships|
|6||A foreign yacht that is required to report under section 95 of the Customs Act and that is proceeding outside Canada|
|7||Coasting and Inland Water Vessels|
- SOR/2003-394, ss. 4, 5(F)
- SOR/2005-259, ss. 1, 2
- SOR/2005-390, s. 1
- SOR/2009-195, ss. 2 to 5
- SOR/2010-36, s. 1
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