Canada Post Corporation Act
Marginal note:Mail to be made available to a customs officer
42 (1) All mail arriving in Canada from a place outside Canada that contains or is suspected to contain anything the importation of which is prohibited, controlled or regulated under the Customs Act or any other Act of Parliament shall be submitted to a customs officer.
Marginal note:Submission of exported mail to customs officer
(1.1) On request of a customs officer, all mail leaving Canada for a place outside Canada that contains or is suspected to contain anything the exportation of which is prohibited, controlled, regulated or subject to reporting under the Customs Act or any other Act of Parliament shall be submitted by the Corporation to the customs officer.
Marginal note:Mail in the course of post
(2) All mail that is submitted to a customs officer under this section remains, for the purposes of this Act, in the course of post unless it is seized under the Customs Act.
Marginal note:Notice of seizure or detention
(2.1) Where mail is seized or detained under the Customs Act, notice of the seizure or detention shall be given in writing to the Corporation within sixty days after the seizure or detention unless the mail has, before the expiration of that time, been delivered to the addressee thereof or returned to the Corporation.
Marginal note:Mail subject to customs laws
(3) A customs officer shall deal with mail submitted to him or her under this section in accordance with the laws relating to customs and the importation and exportation of goods and, subject to those laws, shall deliver it to the addressee, on payment of any postage due, or return it to the Corporation.
Marginal note:Non-mailable matter
(4) Any non-mailable matter found by a customs officer in any mail made available to him under this section shall be dealt with in accordance with the regulations.
- R.S., 1985, c. C-10, s. 42
- R.S., 1985, c. 1 (2nd Supp.), s. 171
- 2001, c. 25, s. 87
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