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Shipping car to Canada from US

Discussion in 'Settlement Issues' started by AkashPatel1990, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. Hi,

    I am planning to move to Canada in July first week I am currently in California and plan to move to Toronto.

    My Questions are as follows:

    1. Is it better to Drive into Canada or ship my car there?
    2. What is the best way to ship my car to Canada? If Shipping, how is the import duty calculated?

    Thanks.

    Akash
     
  2. 1. Economics wise, driving will still be cheaper from California to Toronto, even when including overnight hotel/motel stays and fuel. My rough estimate is transport companies will quote you upwards of $3K for shipping.

    2. If you are moving on a PR for the first time ("landing"), import duty is waived for your belongings, including the car. You will have to pay other fees for registering your vehicle in ON
     
  3. Thank you for your reply. I have already landed in Canada once on my PR, to do my Initial Landing. So if I drive through the border then would I need to pay the import duty. Id yes, how much will that be? And is there a way to avoid that duty.

    Thanks.
     
  4. Did you declare you car in the Goods to Follow list when you landed the first time ?
    I think the threshold for import duties is C$10K. Cars with a book value less than that do not attract any duty.
     
  5. Thank you. I did not declare the car in the goods to follow. Is it possible to do it now?
     
  6. Would highly depent on the officer you are dealing with on that day. When i brought my car, they specifically asked to see whether I had mentioned my car in the Goods to Follow list i submitted on my first landing.
     

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