Application for a Permit (continued)
4 An applicant shall send all copies of the application form, except the applicant’s file copy, together with any attachments to the Minister.
Issuance of Permits
5 Where an application for a permit is approved and signed by the Minister, the application form, together with the information and the terms and conditions in it, becomes a valid permit and shall not be amended except by the Minister under section 10 of the Act.
- SOR/2003-216, s. 3(E)
6 A permit shall be sent to or held for the applicant or the exporter, as requested in the application.
(2) An exporter who exports goods in a series of shipments over the term of the permit shall so inform an officer at the customs office specified in the permit when presenting the permit for each shipment made under the authority of the permit. The officer shall mark each shipment of the series on the permit and shall return the permit to the exporter. This procedure is repeated until the total quantity of goods covered by the permit has been exported or the permit has expired, at which time the exporter shall surrender the permit to an officer at the customs office specified in the permit.
- SOR/2003-216, s. 4
9 The officer at the customs office shall, when the permit is presented, ensure that it is valid and compare the information in the permit with that contained in the prescribed form under the Customs Act. If the permit is not valid or there is a discrepancy between those documents, or if the description of the goods in the permit differs from the goods in the shipment that are exported under the authority of the permit, the officer shall refuse to allow the export.
Export by Mail or Courier Service
10 When goods are exported by mail, the permit under the authority of which they are exported shall be presented by the applicant or the exporter to the appropriate person at the post office where the goods are mailed, and that person shall stamp the permit and return it to the nearest customs office.
Amendments to Permits
12 A permit holder may, in writing, before the expiry date shown on the permit, make a request to the Minister to amend the permit. The request must state the terms or conditions of the permit in respect of which the amendment is being requested and the reasons for the amendment.
13 If a request for an amendment to a permit is approved, the letter of the Minister amending the permit, together with the original permit, becomes a valid permit, as amended, and shall not be amended except by the Minister under section 10 of the Act.
14 If a permit is lost or destroyed, the permit holder may request a replacement permit from the Minister. When making the request, the permit holder must submit a declaration
(a) stating that the permit has been lost or destroyed and giving an explanation of the loss or destruction;
(b) stating that none of the goods described in the permit have been exported or, in the case of multiple shipments, indicating which of the goods described in the permit have been exported; and
(c) in the case of a lost permit, stating that the permit holder undertakes to return the lost permit to the Minister without delay if it is found.
Coming into Force
16 These Regulations come into force on April 15, 1997.
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