Traders Customs Brokers
Traders Customs Brokerage LTD.
Phone: (905) 855-1334, Fax: (905) 855-1375
Traders Custom Brokers

Vehicle Clearance

Vehicle Import Quote from Traders

importing a motor vehicle If you require a quotation from Traders to assist you with your vehicle importation Click Here

Helpful Websites:

  • Transport Canada - Here more than anything you can see if the vehicle you want to import is allowed entry into Canada
  • Registrar of Imported Vehicles -
  • Here you can find out how to import
  • What you need to do prior to importing
  • What you need to do after importing, and where government charges that will apply for the government on the importation.
  • Canada Border Services Agency - Here you can find out the wait times at the different border crossings. Any policy changes about tax exemptions, tariff changes or reductions as well as increases.
  • Canada Revenue Agency - Here you will find information concerning GST, tariff, forms

Helpful Phone Numbers:

  • Registrar of Imported Vehicles
    Fax: (416) 626-0366
    Hours of service
    Mon. to Fri.: 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight (EST)
    Sat. and Sun.: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST)
  • Canada Border Services Agency
    In Canada: 1-800-461-9999 (English) ; 1-800-959-2036 (French)
    Outside Canada: (506) 636-5064 (English) ; (506) 636-5067 (French)
  • Transport Canada
    In Canada: 1-800-333-0371
    Outside Canada: (613) 998-8616
    Fax: (613) 998-4831

Charges you can expect:

  • Air conditioning excise tax $100.00.
  • Vehicles with a GVW exceeding 2000 kgm. will incur excise tax.
  • GST payable on the value of the Vehicle in Canadian dollars plus the duty if any.
  • Personal purchases for vehicles are subject to P.S.T. if applicable in your Province.
  • Duty of 6.1% unless the vehicle us manufactured in the U.S.A. and you have a valid NAFTA Certificate.
  • Check this link if your vehicle will receive the "Gas Guzzler Tax"

Documents you require

  • Invoice, or bill of sale
  • NAFTA Certificate if applicable
  • Registration
  • Recall letter from the manufacturer
  • Form 1- This must be completed and submitted to the RIV at time of import
  • Form 2- This will be forwarded to you after importation

After clearance requirements

  • You will receive the Form 2 in the mail from the RIV
  • You take the Form 1, Form 2, Proof of Clearance, Recall letter from the manufacturer, To register your vehicle
  • Vehicle inspections are required prior to licensing


  • Look through the websites provided above, determine if vehicle is allowed.
  • Make sure you make the vendor aware of all the documents you expect him to provide
  • Exporting: Click Here For regulations to export a vehicle from the U.S. (72 Business hours prior notice). Note that vehicles presented to U.S. Customs must arrive during regular business hours Monday- Friday

Agents in Canada

Traders has agents from Newfoundland to British Columbia...... more info

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Border Wait Times

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Click here for information on how to use the Gov. of Canada wireless portal for border wait times and other information.

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