Importing a car from USA To Canada

Discussion in 'What Car Should I Buy?' started by Codename.47, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. Codename.47

    Codename.47 Guest

    My Mate just messaged me asking how to import a car from US to Canada.
    What are the restrictions and laws while importing cars from US.

    Any information on this will be appreciated
    thank you
     
  2. GTD

    GTD Super Moderator

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    I know the biggest thing is that you need a recall letter that shows that there are no current recalls on the vehicle being imported.

    Plus you have to let US border customs know 4 days in advance before you will be bringing in the vehicle. This is really important they need to know before hand.

    You would need temporary insurance ofcourse.

    There is 5 % GST. $100 for vehicles with air-conditioning. $206 RIV(Registrar) fee.

    Excise Tax on Fuel inefficient Cars, station wagons, vans and sport utility vehicles (excludes pickup trucks):
    Vehicle uses 13-14 litres per 100 km C$1000
    Vehicle uses 14-15 litres per 100 km C$2000
    Vehicle uses 15-16 litres per 100 km C$3000
    Vehicle uses 16 or more litres per 100 km C$4000
    MOST IMPORTANT THING is that YOU NEED A CREDIT CARD FOR PAYMENT. Canadian border agents dont accept cash or cheques. And be sure to call and let the US border agent know atleast 4 days before when you are coming.

    That is all i can think of the top of my head. By the way what is the vehicle that your friend wants to import?
     
  3. Codename.47

    Codename.47 Guest

    kool thanks man . ill let my mate know and will ask if more questions
     
  4. Dhhawal

    Dhhawal New Member

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    thats quite a good excise tax table..instead of basing it on the price of the car itself..they are basing it on the amount of fuel it consumes :)
     
  5. Codename.47

    Codename.47 Guest

    yeah i just noticed.
    he is importing his uncles 2003 BMW 525i
     

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