USED CAR IMPORT REGULATIONS IN CANADA

STEERING HANDLE

 – Normally none (need to follow to the standards of Transport Canada)

AGE RESTRICTION 

– Must be more than 15 years from manufactured.

– Must be before January 1st, 1971 for bus.

ROAD WORTHINESS INSPECTION

– No inspection required.

OTHER RESTRICTIONS

Specified models mainly of 1980’s, 90’s etc. Please refer to Transport Canada website for more information about the models allowed.

 – The car must meet safety, Bumper, and Theft Prevention Standards of US and Canada.

 – The car must be clean so it doesn’t carry any dirt or mud.

 – Moisture level inside the car must be under the accepted amount.

 

IMPORT TAX RATES 

Vehicles weighing more than 4,425 pounds are subject to an excise tax of $100 Canadian. 

GST(Good and service tax) 5%~7%. Import tax 6.1%. 

PST (Provinsial Sales Tax) 0~10%. GST and PST depend on states. 

https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/

  • Any vehicle that has at least 15cm of height from the ground to the car’s body
  • The hood must open
  • The vehicle can be driven
  • The tires can turn and run
  • The handbrake must be working
  • The vehicle does not need to be towed, lifted up or pulled out by any another vehicle
  • If the engine is not working
  • If the vehicle cannot be driven
  • White or black smoke coming from engine, exhaust or any another place
  • If Hybrid, batteries with defect, broken or damaged
    No claim vehicles
  • If there is not windscreen
  • If any side or rear windows are not covered
  • If rear trunk cannot be opened in case to use the spare tire
  • Loose parts must be repaired, held or fix with a strong adhesive tape
  • Any vehicle with inner cargo
  • Any part(s) that can cause human accidents or damage another vehicle(s) or property on board
  • Any vehicle which has mechanical problems

INNER CARGO IS NOT ALLOWED INSIDE OF THE VEHICLE

DISCLAIMER:

Any shipping liner can decide if the vehicle can be ship by Ro-Ro or not, at their own judgement, although that clauses mentioned above are correct.

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