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Importing a car into B.C.

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I plan to move me and my car to Victoria later this year and I’m wondering if anyone has recent recent experience with our friendly borders (insert irony and sarcasm here).

 

Years ago I imported my ‘62 700 to Quebec and all I had to do was drive the car to the border, sign some paperwork and be on my way. Now I hear you have to pay an American Customs broker etc etc

 

Any advice would be helpful - thanks!

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Here's a link:

 

https://www.cbp.gov/trade/basic-import-export/export-docs/motor-vehicle

 

Need to get paper work to border you plan to cross 72 hrs in advance.  They do a title check on it.  Wesite is pretty thorough and you can call the border as well to make sure you have all the paper work figured out.  I did it a while back but didn't have a problem.  YThe border people were quite helpful.  Good luck

 

Roman

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Well, I got taken for a ride at the border when I imported my NK to Victoria last week. Had to pay GST despite being assured on the phone that I was exempt.  
 

I figured once the car was exported from the USA I was stuck between countries and the Canadians could pry whatever amount of money from me that they wanted. 

 

Now the battle to register the car in BC begins.

 

New Note: Just informed by Canada Customs that I was charged DUTY by mistake and that I am due 60% refund from what I paid at the border- ha!

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