Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Import a Volvo from the US

Access Recall Information Online at Volvo.com

If you are importing a new or pre-owned Volvo vehicle from the US, you are able to review and print off recall clearance information from the Volvo Owners Info section on the corporate website.

To do so, you must register by entering your contact info and VIN number. You will then have access to all your vehicle information such as:
  • Owner's Manuals
  • A library of documents covering current and past models
  • Service and maintenance information
  • Warranty information
  • Accessory information
You can choose to submit the recall information to RIV using the pre-clearance format indicated in the importing guide, or you may opt to wait until you vehicle is in Canada before providing this information to RIV.

For more information about importing a Volvo vehicle into Canada, read the UCanImport blog or visit UCanImport.com

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Import a Vehicle from the US

Payment Options at CBSA

If you are importing a vehicle from the United States you will have to pay GST and duty (if applicable) at the Canadian port of entry. Your options include:

1. Certified cheque - any amount is accepted. Remember to make your certified cheque amount just less than you think your overall payment to CBSA will be, and make up any shortfall by using credit (up to $500), personal cheque (up to $2,500) or debit (unlimited).

2. Visa or MasterCard up to $500 at most ports, although some will accept more.

3. Personal cheque up to $2,500.

4. Debit card up to any amount.

If you are using a Customs broker to clear your vehicle through CBSA, you will make your payments to them in advance and they will pay CBSA on the date of importation.

To speak with a CBSA officer, call toll-free:
  • Service in English:
    1 800 461-9999
  • Service in French:
    1 800 959-2036
For all other expenses related to importing a vehicle from the US, please use the UCanImport worksheet provided within the importing guide.