The How To's: Importing A Vehicle Into Canada
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There are many steps to follow when importing a vehicle into Canada. For assistance with importing a vehicle, please see our previous blog post on Purchasing a Vehicle in the USA or contact Pacific Customs Brokers at 888.538.1566; we are open 24hrs a day, 7 days a week!

What happens after you have cleared Canada Customs? There are a few more steps before you are ready to hit the road.

The importer must pay a fee of $325.00 directly to Registrar of Imported Vehicles (RIV) online and forward them a copy of the Transport Canada Form 1 obtained at the border. In turn, you will be issued a Form 2. If using a customs broker, the Form 1 may be submitted electronically and you will receive an email directly from RIV in place of the paper form.

The Form 2, along with the vehicle, must now be taken to an approved inspection facility within 45 days of import. Once inspected, your Form 2 will be stamped and the vehicle will be ready for registration.

Take your stamped form 2, original bills of sale, original title and Customs clearance to get your vehicle insured, pay your HST/PST, and drive away!

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Taryn Hannah
CCS, CTCS

Taryn Hannah has been in the trade industry since 2005. She began her career with PCB in release operations, working with all modes and all release types. In 2010 Taryn moved to the Trade Compliance Group where after a year she became the Supervisor for regulatory compliance in Canada. With the experience she gained working in many areas of import service, Taryn is the perfect fit as our Canadian Operations Manager.

While we strive for accuracy in all our communications, as the Importer of Record it is incumbent upon your company to ensure that you are aware of the requirements under the new regulations so that you maintain compliance as always.