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Expoerting car from UK into Canada (Toronto)

Old Mar 4th 2005, 8:00 am
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Has anyone exported their cars from the UK into Canada.

Is it true that a total of nearly 21% of the fair value of the imported vehicle should be paid on taxes. Or, are the landing immigrants exempt from such taxes if the vehicle is included amongst the goods to follow items?

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Originally Posted by majb
Has anyone exported their cars from the UK into Canada.

Is it true that a total of nearly 21% of the fair value of the imported vehicle should be paid on taxes. Or, are the landing immigrants exempt from such taxes if the vehicle is included amongst the goods to follow items?

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I think its excluded on the goods to follow, but there are a whole other lot of safety and environmental headaches that will keep you from ever driving it here, so unless its a family heirloom, or increadibly valuable its probably not worth the effort. Not to mention the left/right hand drive issues.
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Originally Posted by iaink
I think its excluded on the goods to follow, but there are a whole other lot of safety and environmental headaches that will keep you from ever driving it here, so unless its a family heirloom, or increadibly valuable its probably not worth the effort. Not to mention the left/right hand drive issues.
The car is 4 years old and was purchased new in the US and imported into the UK 2 years ago. I have checked and it is amongst the importable vehicles. The only thing I am not sure of is the taxes and duties.

I know the cars manufactured in the US and imported from the US do not pay much on duties and taxes, but do not know what the situation is if the car is manufactured in the US but is imorted from a third country. Also, whether being a landing immigrant makes any difference as far as the taxes are concerned.

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Did you look here?

http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/E/pub/cp/rc4140/README.html

you can import a vehicle into Canada on the condition that the vehicle is designed, manufactured, tested, and certified to meet the Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or the United States Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, bears a statement of compliance label affixed by the original manufacturer, has not been altered, and the certification from the original manufacturer is still on the vehicle, in any of the following situations:

- You are importing a vehicle for your personal use and you are the person who bought it new. We do not consider demonstration vehicles or used vehicles that you purchased from a car rental agency to be new.


or

- If you lived in another country for at least 12 consecutive months immediately before you returned to Canada.

or
- If you are a first time settler to Canada and you owned, possessed and used your vehicle before your arrival in Canada. (Refer also to the brochure called Settling in Canada.)


So looks OK to me..but then Im not a lawyer and havent even played one on TV


There is a ton of info for what newcommers can bring at the CBSA site.
http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/formspubs..._canada-e.html

Somewhere there it says with respect to new settlers importing vehicles that although it can be listed on the goods to follow list to keep it exempt from federal taxes...
"Your vehicle may also be subject to provincial or territorial sales tax and safety requirements, so you should check with the vehicle department of the province or territory to which you are moving.

Before you export your vehicle to Canada, make sure you first check with the customs authority of the country from which you will be exporting it. Some countries have export requirements you must meet."

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Originally Posted by iaink
Did you look here?

http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/E/pub/cp/rc4140/README.html

you can import a vehicle into Canada on the condition that the vehicle is designed, manufactured, tested, and certified to meet the Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or the United States Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, bears a statement of compliance label affixed by the original manufacturer, has not been altered, and the certification from the original manufacturer is still on the vehicle, in any of the following situations:

- You are importing a vehicle for your personal use and you are the person who bought it new. We do not consider demonstration vehicles or used vehicles that you purchased from a car rental agency to be new.


or

- If you lived in another country for at least 12 consecutive months immediately before you returned to Canada.

or
- If you are a first time settler to Canada and you owned, possessed and used your vehicle before your arrival in Canada. (Refer also to the brochure called Settling in Canada.)


So looks OK to me..but then Im not a lawyer and havent even played one on TV


There is a ton of info for what newcommers can bring at the CBSA site.
http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/formspubs..._canada-e.html

Somewhere there it says with respect to new settlers importing vehicles that although it can be listed on the goods to follow list to keep it exempt from federal taxes...
"Your vehicle may also be subject to provincial or territorial sales tax and safety requirements, so you should check with the vehicle department of the province or territory to which you are moving.

Before you export your vehicle to Canada, make sure you first check with the customs authority of the country from which you will be exporting it. Some countries have export requirements you must meet."

Iaink,

Thank you very much for the very useful information you provided. I will try the cbsa web site for further information and will also try to contact the appropriate authorities to get a defintive answer to my question.

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