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Old 04-04-2022, 10:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Here is what happens if you ask to buy / import a Canadian vehicle

“Thanks for your purchase inquiry, my name is Athena and I wanted to touch base with you regarding your vehicle inquiry. To answer directly your question; a licensed Customs broker that specializes in these types of goods must do a classification of the equipment to do the necessary research within all the involved agencies (ex. EPA, DOT, etc.). This classification will determine if they are allowed and if so, what is needed. Sometimes permits, certificates and/or licenses are needed. Should you want to have one of our specialized licensed Customs broker research this for you here please find our Regulated Products Consult Link. Classification consult fee is $249.00 for 30 minutes.”


So based on that you didn’t not get the car and loose $249 to get told no.

Nice how this works

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Old 04-04-2022, 10:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Any kind of wiggle room in any of the major crossing states? I would think there has to be some sort exchange Windsor to Detroit every so often but I'm probably under informed.
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Maybe a PM would get to his email.
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Canada seems to follow US regulations for brand-new vehicles more strictly than Mexico, yet its grey-import regulations allow 15 years-old vehicles instead of the 25 years-old rule.
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“Thanks for your purchase inquiry, my name is Athena and I wanted to touch base with you regarding your vehicle inquiry. To answer directly your question; a licensed Customs broker that specializes in these types of goods must do a classification of the equipment to do the necessary research within all the involved agencies (ex. EPA, DOT, etc.). This classification will determine if they are allowed and if so, what is needed. Sometimes permits, certificates and/or licenses are needed. Should you want to have one of our specialized licensed Customs broker research this for you here please find our Regulated Products Consult Link. Classification consult fee is $249.00 for 30 minutes.”


So based on that you didn’t not get the car and loose $249 to get told no.

Nice how this works
What are you trying to import? Canada follows US crash and emission standards today (although they are starting to move to EU standards for some sectors) so it should be possible. Yes, it requires paperwork - you cant just buy a car and drive it across the boarder.

Canadian vehicles were pretty common when I lived in Michigan. I see some for sale here on the West Coast as well.
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What are you trying to import? Canada follows US crash and emission standards today (although they are starting to move to EU standards for some sectors) so it should be possible. Yes, it requires paperwork - you cant just buy a car and drive it across the boarder.

Canadian vehicles were pretty common when I lived in Michigan. I see some for sale here on the West Coast as well.
Need a compliance sticker if it’s under 25 years old.

Now days only dealers get stickers, you the individual do not
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Car enthusiasts buy and sell cars across the border in both directions every day. Do some research to be sure the vehicle complies with crash and environmental codes, find a broker, done.
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Need a compliance sticker if it’s under 25 years old.

Now days only dealers get stickers, you the individual do not
Individuals can import cars - you just have to do the paperwork or pay someone to do it for you.
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although they are starting to move to EU standards for some sectors
The so-called "harmonized" standards enforced by the UN? That actually doesn't sound so bad at all, as it might become useful for Canada to retain some of its automobile manufacturing activities while making it easier to meet the requirements of some export markets.
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