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Old 02-27-2002, 10:21 AM   #1
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Default Importing a car from the US into Canada.

I was looking at getting a wrecked WRX from the US imported into Canada. Any ideas on the taxes associated with it? GST, duty, tariffs?
(reposting this into Vancouver forum also.. I have to know this ASAP)
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Old 02-27-2002, 11:05 AM   #2
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Old 02-27-2002, 11:30 AM   #3
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I imported an Isuzu truck last year.

You must pay duty, which is 7% and PST which is 8%. Depending on your province of course.

There are no other tariffs. But you need to have it inspected at Canadian Tire to pass a NATIONAL safety test (must have daytime running lights, etc.). As well as passing your provincial emissions and safety test.

Good luck... it wasn't that much of a headache, but it wasn't cheap either.

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Old 02-27-2002, 11:33 AM   #4
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REALLY???? there are no other dutys/taxes/tariffs on importing vehicles???? just GST?!!? (no PST since I'm in alberta) You're positive you didn't pay anything else besides GST and PST??
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Old 02-27-2002, 11:36 AM   #5
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yah dude,

just like anything else.. you pay the duties and taxes, and you're in like flynn.
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Old 02-27-2002, 11:43 AM   #6
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But the original question was what are the duty percentages? So if I buy a car thats $15,000 CDN, what will the duty be like? It's a fixed percentage right? What did you pay for duty when you imported your truck?
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Old 02-27-2002, 02:16 PM   #7
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You must pay duty, which is 7% and PST which is 8%.
So there's no GST payable to big brother?
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Old 02-27-2002, 04:50 PM   #8
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There is GST, PST and duty which is 6.1% (from canada customs) + $100 for air conditioning and $185 to Registrar of imported vehicles.

Yay for alberta and no PST. suckers :P
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Just a word of caution: when I imported my car I had to make sure the original title or a notarized copy was at the US border 72 hours prior to the importation. PITA! I suggest you get the seller to mail the original title a week before you go get the car. Send it by courrier or registered mail so it doesn't get lost.
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Old 02-28-2002, 03:58 PM   #10
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Awesome, thanks for the info. Now I just have to find a car to buy hehehe...
Also, you have to check with RIV to make sure your car is allowed to enter also.. (which all 2002 subarus are)
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