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When you buy from Roy Robinson RV, we’ll help make the process as easy as possible for you. Check out the following printable documents that will assist you when crossing the border. Please feel free to inquire further by contacting us online or calling us directly at (360) 659-6238 or toll-free (866) 662-2814.
Helpful Printable Documents
- Exporting Information
- Customs Information
- Directions to Customs Office
- Customs Export Worksheet
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Information Needed to Check Your Status
Importing a vehicle from the United States into Canada
Vehicle Importation From the United States
The Registrar of Imported Vehicles provides a useful guide to importing vehicles, which is available at:
Ensure that any vehicle is absolutely free from any trace of soil or organic matter before it is imported into Canada. Otherwise, it will be refused entry at the importer's expense.
The following link provides information on Trade-Ins with an example following:
24. In determining the value for customs purposes of new or used vehicles or boats, an importer may claim that a “trade-in” or exchange has lowered the price of the vehicle or boat to the importer’s cash outlay for it. In reality, a “trade-in” or exchange represents a condition or consideration in respect of which a value of the goods cannot be determined (paragraph 48(1)(c)). A value attributed to the “trade-in” or exchange is simply a notional value ascribed to it by the vendor and may be more or less than what is claimed. As an example, a car dealership may “offer” $1,000 for any used car in any condition. In actual fact, the “offer” may be an enticement to attract potential car buyers and the vendor is merely disposing of all trade-ins as scrap. Since a value cannot be determined for “trade-ins” or exchanges, the transaction value cannot be used, and we would apply the guidelines outlined in paragraphs 6 to 11. Most often section 53, the residual method in a flexible application of section 49 or 50, will apply, and recourse to “neutral sources” will be employed as outlined in paragraphs 9 to 11.
Gross price of vehicle or boat $10,000
(as obtained from the dealer’s invoice or neutral source)
Trade-in allowance 3,000
Total cash paid 7,000
The value of the vehicle or boat, for customs purposes, will normally be $10,000.
The duty rate for vehicles made and manufactured in North America is 0% and those made and manufactured in countries other than North America are subject to 6.1% duty.
Additional information on importing a vehicle into Canada is accessible from the "Publications and Forms" section of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Web site.
We also invite you to contact the Border Information Service (BIS) for more information. You can access the BIS line free of charge throughout Canada by calling 1-800-461-9999. From outside Canada, you can access the BIS line by calling 204-983-3500 or 506-636-5064 (long-distance charges apply). Officers are available during regular business hours.