FEDERAL BILL

Bill S-233, An Act To Amend The Customs Act And The Immigration And Refugee Protection Act (presentation And Reporting Requirements)

FEDERAL BILL - AMENDS MULTIPLE STATUTES

Royal Assent
June 19, 2017


SUMMARY This enactment amends the Customs Act to exempt certain persons from the requirement to present themselves to a customs officer if (a) they enter Canadian waters, including the inland waters, or the airspace over Canada on board a conveyance directly from outside Canada and then leave Canada on board the conveyance, as long as they did not land in Canada and the conveya... (Click for more)


Published on June 20, 2017

Bill Summary

Bill S-233, An Act To Amend The Customs Act And The Immigration And Refugee Protection Act (presentation And Reporting Requirements)

SUMMARY







This enactment amends the Customs Act to exempt certain persons from the requirement to present themselves to a customs officer if



(a) they enter Canadian waters, including the inland waters, or the airspace over Canada on board a conveyance directly from outside Canada and then leave Canada on board the conveyance, as long as they did not land in Canada and the conveyance did not stop while in Canadian waters, including inland waters, or did not land while in Canada; or



(b) they leave Canadian waters, including the inland waters, or the airspace over Canada on board a conveyance and then re-enter Canada on board the conveyance, as long as they did not land outside Canada and the conveyance did not stop or land while outside Canada,



unless the officer requires them to comply with subsections 11(1) and (3) of that Act.








It also exempts the goods imported on board such a conveyance from the requirement to be reported at a customs office unless an officer otherwise requires. Further, it adds a regulation-making authority for defining the expression “make contact with a conveyance”.








Finally, this enactment amends the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act by adding regulation-making authorities, including one for the exemption of certain persons or categories of persons from the requirement to appear for an examination to determine their right to enter or remain in Canada. It also allows an officer to require these persons or categories of persons to appear for such an examination despite that exemption.

This Bill Amends The Following Statutes

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

  2. Immigration and Refugee Protection Act S.C. 2001, c. 27

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