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Bringing trucks across the border?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dhdescender, Sep 25, 2003.

  1. dhdescender

    dhdescender 1/2 ton status

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    I was just wondering if anyone has dealed with buying a truck in the states and bringing it back into canada. Ive heard there can be a lot more hassles then its worth so anyones knowledge or experiance its helpful.

    Thanks Jordan
     
  2. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Get ahold of Rene(tRustyK5). He's done it a couple of times.
     
  3. kennyw

    kennyw N9PHW Premium Member

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    I just sold a 1954 IHC COE to a guy in Canada. It only sold for $250 so the duty he has to pay at the border wont be too bad. The biggest thing is by the time you convert your money to US, pay the duty at the border and the shipping expenses... It had better be a vehicle you want very badly because you are going to pay more than finding one locally (if you can even find one locally).
     
  4. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    As long as it's more than 15 years old there are no duties, just the sales tax's. On a $250 USD purchase price your obligation at the border would be no more than $56 cdn.

    You then have to have it inspected and have it comply with Canadian reg's like metric speedo etc etc. Pretty simple actually, but it's best to call Canada customs and verify for yourself. I did and they were very helpful.

    Obviously you'll also need the title, bill of sale and stuff too...

    Rene
     

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