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How to Import Your Dream Car from the U.S. to Canada

So you've finally found the car of your dreams: the curves, the power, and just the perfect color. But there's one small problem, the seller is located in the U.S. which means you'll need to bring the car into Canada, which might sound easy...but it's a bit more challenging than that. Importing a vehicle into Canada is regulated by several different government agencies. Transport Canada itself has quite an exhaustive definition for what exactl...

The 5 Step Process of Importing a Vehicle into Canada

If you are a Canadian importer, or a U.S. exporter looking to receive or ship vehicles to the Canada, you might be surprised to find out that this process is not as easy as 1-2-3. In fact, it’s a very long and drawn out, multistage process. Transport Canada has a full website jam packed with very important information regarding transportations of any kind, safety, security rules and guidelines too. However, we decided to create a more conden...

Three Crucial Questions to Ask Yourself when Importing a Car into Canada

Conveniently purchasing a car online is one thing, bringing it home is another. Considering that cars are among the five top products imported into Canada (the other four are crude petroleum, trucks, computers and gold) one would assume that the process of bringing them in should be a simple one. Well, it can be. That is, if you are prepared to spend some time understanding the complex importation process and the rules and regulations that app...

Import a Car: A Beginners Guide

Finding the right car Most of us have a good idea of the brand, make or model car we would like to buy, but if you are on a budget, it helps to know the following: You will always get more money trading in your old vehicle in Canada. DO NOT trade your vehicle to a dealer in the US There is 0% duty on cars manufactured in the North America Cars made in north america have VIN numbers starting with 1,2,3,4 or 5   Before Purchasing ...

New U.S. Export Reporting Requirements For Used Vehicles

The U.S. Census Bureau, which is responsible for America's foreign trade regulations, has changed the rules for exporting used cars and other self-propelled vehicles to require use of the Automated Export System (AES) to file export information within the 72 hours prior to export. The previously existing requirements to submit the vehicle's title to Customs at least 72 hours before exportation and present the vehicle itself for inspection are sti...