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Have a buyer in Toronto. Can you drive a car across the border in Buffalo? Or is entry just essential business? Can commercial carriers transport from US to Canada?

Re: Car transport to Canada [Re: viperakron] #2853522
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Originally Posted by viperakron
Have a buyer in Toronto. Can you drive a car across the border in Buffalo? Or is entry just essential business? Can commercial carriers transport from US to Canada?


Save yourself some time and contact member MI_CUSTUMZ, he'll explain what needs to be done.

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Re: Car transport to Canada [Re: moparmike1] #2853631
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Just "business" - not necessarily "essential business". So "you" cannot bring the car across but a transporter can. I was heading south last weekend and passed two transports carrying licensed vehicles towards the border. I strongly suspect these belong to snowbirds who are flying across the border and picking their cars up on the other side. A quick hop from Toronto to Buffalo and then drive south.

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You can not drive across the border to buy a car. That's considered non-essential. Rumors are they can fly in, but I don't know how true that is since I don't work at an airport. If they can fly in, they can export it with US CBP no problem (as long as they follow the procedures) and then it's up to CBSA to let them import the vehicle and/or even let it in. Best bet is to hire a commercial carrier or transport company to do it.

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Originally Posted by Stanton
Just "business" - not necessarily "essential business". So "you" cannot bring the car across but a transporter can. I was heading south last weekend and passed two transports carrying licensed vehicles towards the border. I strongly suspect these belong to snowbirds who are flying across the border and picking their cars up on the other side. A quick hop from Toronto to Buffalo and then drive south.


That's what we've been hearing, that snowbirds aren't allowed to drive across so they are flying and having their cars brought down by someone else. But they can't pick them up either since they are supposed to go from airport to isolation for 14 days so there are companies popping up that are bringing cars down there and delivering them to their homes.

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Canadian snowbirds are the least of your worries !!!

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I used TFX Transport to get something I bought from Indiana to Ontario


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Re: Car transport to Canada [Re: viperakron] #2955619
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I do not think it would be a problem if you drive the car yourself and you will pass customs with it, but you also have to beware of some difficulties that may occur. For example, once I was not allowed to pass customs, so from that moment I have to use car delivery, by this method I am sure that I will not have any problems at customs or others related to law enforcement. Also important is the fact that the company that will deliver the car to do it both in the agreed contractual time plus in the necessary quality. Having some experience I have come to the conclusion that you have to pay attention to the company that you will choose, because you do not have to risk importing the car yourself, but also to call the first company that you will meet

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This is the current law ….


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Re: Car transport to Canada [Re: noemiasmont] #2955684
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Originally Posted by noemiasmont
I do not think it would be a problem if you drive the car yourself and you will pass customs with it, but you also have to beware of some difficulties that may occur. For example, once I was not allowed to pass customs, so from that moment I have to use car delivery, by this method I am sure that I will not have any problems at customs or others related to law enforcement. Also important is the fact that the company that will deliver the car to do it both in the agreed contractual time plus in the necessary quality. Having some experience I have come to the conclusion that you have to pay attention to the company that you will choose, because you do not have to risk importing the car yourself, but also to call the first company that you will meet


Go to yellowbullet.com, there's a cactus waiting for you.

Re: Car transport to Canada [Re: partsforsale] #2955713
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Unless things have changed, US Customs has to have paperwork on the car 72 hours before it leaves US and enters Canada.

They require registration/title info to make sure among other criteria that it is not stolen and there are no liens .

Re: Car transport to Canada [Re: Trulyvintage] #2957963
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Originally Posted by Trulyvintage
This is the current law ….


Jim drive

Jim do you know if the rules are different across different Canadian provinces?
Last I heard you could cross into Canada with a negative covid test (no older than 3 days) and being fully vaccinated ( proof of card required ) and filling out a form on-line.

https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid


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Why aren’t you having your potential buyer look into
bringing the car into Canada ?

That is their responsibility - not yours.

Canada is concerned with tariffs and folks bringing goods in
that are undeclared or undervalued.

Essential Travel ….

My understanding of the law is that transporting a vehicle privately
across the border in or out of Canada right now is not considered essential travel.

Before COVID - I would meet folks at the US side of the border in Blaine, WA
to pick up and drop off - since COVID arrived I have not been to Blaine.

I am on my way now to Oak Harbor, WA to drop off.

Then I will be on Orcas Island until I book a trip
to Boston or Southern California.


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Re: Car transport to Canada [Re: Trulyvintage] #2957971
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My understanding of the law is that transporting a vehicle privately
across the border in or out of Canada right now is not considered essential travel.


Tourists crossing into Niagara Falls is not "essential travel". Nor is people visiting relatives on the Canadian side. But that's been going on for weeks now. Pretty sure this whole "essential travel" thing went out the window a few weeks ago. Your guess is as good as mine whether the Government website has been updated. Personally, I'd make a phone call.

Worth noting is that the "seller" cannot bring the car into Canada. That must be done by the buyer. The same applies to selling a car in the U.S. - the buyer has to physically bring it in. The exception is using a licensed carrier.

This site spells out just about everything except "who" has to bring the vehicle in.

https://www.riv.ca/USCustoms.aspx

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Re: Car transport to Canada [Re: MONC] #2958832
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Originally Posted by MONC
Originally Posted by Trulyvintage
This is the current law ….


Jim drive

Jim do you know if the rules are different across different Canadian provinces?
Last I heard you could cross into Canada with a negative covid test (no older than 3 days) and being fully vaccinated ( proof of card required ) and filling out a form on-line.

https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid



This is correct. I just crossed into can. From us and returned same day with car parts. Download the ArriveCAN app it will guide you







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